Music 80C Week 6 Class Notes (Midterm Review)
Music 80C Week 6 Class Notes (Midterm Review) MUSC 80C - 01
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Music 80C Week 6 Class Notes Midterm Review Midterm this Thursday make sure to have the large red scantron Bring 2 pencils Be on time There will be 17 listening questions of 5 different songs in addition to the rest of the multiple choice exam This new piece will also be on the midterm Mycenae Alpha 1978 by Xenakis Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchv0VCSQSAv2q0 About the piece Recorded in Paris France Created on the UPIC system which is like a giant etchasketch in which music could be created through creating visual About the artist Xenakis was quotas a GreekFrench composer music theorist and architectengineer httpsenwikipediaorgwikiIannis Xenakis He began in the music world as a musique concr te composer Most of his work was written for instruments He wrote a book called Formalized Music on composing music through computers On midterm material David Kant guest lecturer who has a cover band called Happy Valley Band which does covers of songs as they are interpreted by computers We listened to a cover of In the Airquot by Phil Collins that his band did Iames Tenney said this the composer is privy to nothingquot Forbidden Planet Main Title Sequencequot 1956 by Louis amp Bebe Barron This piece is a part of the movie score which was the first entirely electronic film score The sounds were made from home made oscillators and ring modulators they created The plot of this film is based off of Shakespeare s quotThe Temptest 0 Superman 1981 by Laurie Anderson on her album Big Sciencequot This song reached 2 on the UK charts and utilized a vocoder looping and tide harmonizer Anderson was married to Lou Reed William s Mix 1951 by John Cage utilized 6 different types of sounds was recorded by Louis and Bebe Barron and took about a year to complete This song also made use of the IChing system to introduce chance into the composition process The piece was a part of a project called Music for Magnetic Tapequot and is dedicated to a donor of this project named William Another piece by Cage is Imaginary Landscapequot 1939 John Cage s concepts which defined his music include form structure method and material Kontakte 19581960 by Stockhausen the instruments included on this piece are piano percussion and electronic instruments and was composed in Cologne Germany I am Sitting in a Room 1969 by Alvin Lucier to create this piece Lucier used 2 tape recorders to record his voice and rerecorded them over and over again The piece begins with his clear narrative and as the song progresses the resolution becomes less and less so all we hear are the frequencies at the end Alvin Lucier was part of a group called Once which got together and collaborated on musical pieces with each others instruments and equipment Lucier also has a piece called Music for Solo Performerquot in which wires are attached to his forehead allowing for brainwaves to control the activity of percussion instruments Etude Aux Chemins De Fer by Pierre Schaeffer 1948 this is a piece of musique concr te a concept that Schaeffer came up with Pierre Henry is another important figure in the musique concr te and someone Schaeffer collaborated with a lot This piece was made out of cut disks that had records of the sounds of trains at a station Schaeffer also came up with the idea of the objet sonore sonorous object Veglio Di Una Citta 1913 by Luigi Russolo this piece was actually written in 1913 but not recorded until the 1930s Songs of Milarepa 1983 by Elaine Rodruige recorded on the APR 2500