Listening

WEEK # MODULES WEEKLY LISTENINGS NOTES
Module 0: listening survey
1 0: listening survey

Excerpts played in class

Amazon logo Radiohead. "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors." Amnesiac. Capitol, 2001.

Fennesz, Christian. "013 +- 6.18." Plus Forty Seven Degrees 56' 37" Minus Sixteen Degrees 51' 08". Touch TO:40, 1999.

Gas. [Track 1] from Zauberberg, 1997; reissued on 4-CD compilation Gas, Kompact 2001.

Nomex. "Time Vs. Mind (Penultimate Drill Turntable)." Garten Der Verschlungenen Pfade - Jahr 01. Pfad, 1999.

Amazon logo Günter, Bernhard. "Untitled I/92." Un Peu De Neige Salie. Table of Elements, 1993 (reissue of 1983 release).

Whincop, Peter. "0212 It was so nice to see you again (voice Jen Myung) [excerpt]." (2002) (MP3 - 6.1MB) (Courtesy of Jen Myung.)

Seht & Stelzer. "Track 1." Exactly What You Lost. Intransitive int028, 2006.

Microstoria. "Slap Top." Init Ding. (1995)

Helmreich, Stefan. "Matrix 12510-2." Xerophonics. Seeland Productions, 2003. (MP3 - 2.5MB)

Amazon logo Scelsi, Giacinto. "Anahit." (1965) Quattro Pezzi per Orchestra/Anahit/Uaxuctum. Accord, 1996.

Ikeda, Ryoji. "Headphonics 0/1." + / - . Touch TO:30, 1996.

Murs. "Sunsprayed Ft 3MG." Comurshul. Veritech Records, 1996 (cassette-only release)

Ziporyn, Evan. "Postcard (w/ Ava, Simon, & Skyler)." 1st movement of "No Return: River Impressions 2002." The Whole Salmon. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 2003. (MP3 - 3.2MB) (Courtesy of Evan Ziporyn. Used with permission.)

Excerpts of student work from prior terms

(Courtesy of the students, used with permission.)

Assignment 1.3 (recorded sounds made into a piece): Tilly Whitney (MP3 - 1.8MB)

Assignment 2.2 (feedback improvisation): Melike Yersiz (MP3 - 1.8MB)

Assignment 3.2.4 (sequence of noise): Peter Coles (MP3)

Assignment 3.3 (recorded and stolen sounds, noise, convolution, filtering): Rae Zucker (MP3 - 2.7MB)

Assignment 5.1 (plunderphonics): Graham Woolley, improving Björk (MP3 - 2.7MB)

 
Module 1: musique concrète, form and content
2 1.1: musique concrète

Compulsory

Ostertag, Bob. "Sooner Or Later - Part One." (1991) (Download MP3 courtesy of Bob Ostertag.)

Amazon logo Xenakis, Iannis. "Concret PH." (1958) Early Modulations: Vintage Volts. Caipirinha Music, 1999.

Lamb, Alan. "Beauty." (1986) Primal Image. Dorobo 008, 1995.

Amazon logo Body, Jack. "Prelude: Azan (Call To Prayer)," and "Epilogue: Sawangan (Pigeon Whistles)." Suara: Environmental Music from Java. Ode Record Co., Ltd, 1993.

Recommended

Amazon logo Schaeffer, Pierre. "Etude aux Chemins du Fer." (1948) OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music, 1948-1980. Ellipsis Arts, 2000. (View video on YouTube.)

Peebles, Sarah. "First Kitchen (South Shinjuku Area)." (2002) 108: Walking Through Tokyo at the Turn of the Century. Post-Concrète Records, 2002.

Amazon logo Cage, John. "Williams Mix." (1952) OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music, 1948-1980. Ellipsis Arts, 2000.

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3 1.2: more musique concrète

Compulsory

Amazon logo Czukay, Holgar. "Boat-Woman-Song." (1968) OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music, 1948-1980. Ellipsis Arts, 2000.

Helmreich, Stefan. "Matrix 12510-2." Xerophonics. Seeland Productions, 2003. (MP3 - 5.1MB) (Courtesy of Stefan Helmreich.)

Amazon logo Reich, Steve. "Come Out." (1966) Early Works. Nonesuch, 1992.

Ziporyn, Evan. "Postcard (w/ Ava, Simon, & Skyler)." 1st movement of "No Return: River Impressions 2002." From The Whole Salmon. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 2003. (MP3 - 7.3MB) (Courtesy of Evan Ziporyn. Used with permission.)

Whincop, Peter. "0510 My red-haired girl (voice/text Robert Lax)." (2005) (MP3 - 14.4MB) (Text: “Radio Masque for my Girl Coming Down From Northampton,” written and read by Robert Lax. Used courtesy of his estate.)

Recommended

Helmreich, Stefan. "Xerox 5828." Xerophonics. Seeland Productions, 2003. (MP3 - 2.9MB) (Courtesy of Stefan Helmreich.)

Larson, Forrest. "Urban Sanctuary," (MP3 - 12MB) and "Long Short Waves." (MP3 - 19.3MB) Timbre Harvest. Big Bark Music, 2001. (Courtesy of Forrest Larson. Used with permission.)

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4 1.3: even more musique concrète

Compulsory

Amazon logo Bryars, Gavin. "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet." Sinking of the Titanic / Jesus' Blood. Original version, Obscure 1 1975, reissued Virgin EMI, 2004.

Fennesz, Christian. "013 +- 6.18." Plus Forty Seven Degrees 56' 37" Minus Sixteen Degrees 51' 08". Touch TO:40, 1999.

Helvacioglu, Erdem. "Wandering Around The City." (2003) From Resonant Cities. Radio program produced by DRIFT Radio, Scotland, 2004.

Amazon logo Lansky, Paul. "Pattern's Patterns." Alphabet Book. Bridge, 2002.

Matthews, Kaffe "In Search of a Bun, 8." cd dd. Annette Works, 2000.

Recommended

Amazon logo Dockstader, Tod. "Traveling Music." (1961) Apocalypse. Starkland, 1994.

Amazon logo Pink Floyd. "Bike." The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. Capitol, 1967.

López, Francisco. Excerpt from "La Selva." La Selva. 1998.

Matthews, Kaffe. "The Last of the Violins, 14." cd dd. Annette Works, 2000.

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Module 2: feedback and continuity
5 2.1: whole feedback compositions

Compulsory

Neuhaus, Max, and John Cage. "Fontana Mix - Feed 1-3." (1965/68) Fontana Mix — Feed. Alga Margen, 2003.

Woolley, Graham. "One Hundred Mics." (2006) (MP3 - 7.3MB) (Courtesy of Graham Woolley. Used with permission.)

Max Neuhaus/John Cage/Peter Whincop. "0704 Fontana Mixes Feed 1-6." (2007) (MP3 - 24MB)

Recommended

Whincop, Peter. "0609 [jam2sp1.1]." (2006) (MP3 - 40.8MB)

———. "0610 New (formerly Brass Orchids)." (2006) (MP3 - 22.6MB)

Neuhaus, Max, and John Cage. "Fontana Mix - Feed 4-6." (1965/68) Fontana Mix — Feed. Alga Margen, 2003.

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6 2.2: compositions wth feedback

Compulsory

Amazon logo Monahan, Gordon. "Speaker Swinging." (1982) Excerpt from Imaginary Landscapes: New Electronic Music. Nonesuch, 1992. (View video on YouTube.)

Amazon logo Slap Happy Humphrey. "Gyakkosen (Light In My Eyes)." Slap Happy Humphrey. Public Bath, 1996.

Whincop, Peter. "0212 It was so nice to see you again (voice Jen Myung)." (2002) (MP3 - 29.7) (Courtesy of Jen Myung.)

Kline, Phil. "Bachman's Warbler." (1993) Glow in the Dark. New World Records (reissue of original CRI release), 2007.

Amazon logo Gordon, Michael. "Industry." (1992) Bang on a Can: Classics. Cantaloupe, 2002.

Recommended

Amazon logo Sonic Youth/Steve Reich. "Pendulum Music." (1969/1999). SYR 4: Goodbye 20th Century. SYR, 1999.

David Cossin. "A. C. T. (Amplified Cardboard Tube)." (2002)

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Module 3: noise and layers
7 3.1: homogeneous layers (that happen to be nice)

Compulsory

Amazon logo Pärt, Arvo."Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for String Orchestra and Bell." (1977) Stuttgart State Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies. Tabula Rasa. ECM, 1999.

Amazon logo Scelsi, Giacinto. "Anahit." (1965) Quattro Pezzi per Orchestra/Anahit/Uaxuctum. Accord, 1996.

Gas. [Track 1] from Zauberberg, 1997; reissued on 4-CD compilation Gas, Kompact 2001.

Amazon logo Schoenberg, Arnold. "Farben Fünf Orchesterstücke Op. 16/iii." (1909) London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Craft. Naxos, 2006.

Biosphere. "Gravity Assist." Shenzhou. Touch TO:55, 2002.

Recommended

Amazon logo Köner, Thomas. "Meta Incognita." Teimo-Permafrost. EFA Imports, 1997.

Amazon logo Ligeti, György. "Atmosphères." (1961) Berliner Philharmoniker, Jonathan Nott. The Ligeti Project II. Teldec, 2002.

Amazon logo Wagner, Richard. "Prelude" from Das Rheingold. (excerpt, first 4 minutes) (1854) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Deutsche Grammophon, 2002.

Amazon logo Penderecki, Krzysztof. "Threnody For The Victims Of Horoshima (For 52 Stringed Instruments)." (1960) National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit. Orchestral Works Vol. I. Naxos, 2000.

Whincop, Peter. "0610 Allston(contactnoise)-MIT(feedback)-Providence(convolution)." (2006) (MP3 - 28MB)

 
8 3.2: noise and other stuff

Compulsory

Amazon logo Radiohead. "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors." Amnesiac. Capitol, 2001.

Amazon logo Müm. "We Have A Map Of The Piano." Finally We Are No One. Fat Cat, 2002.

Lucier, Alvin. "Music On A Long Thin Wire." (excerpt, 6:45) (1977/1980/1992). Lovely Music CD 1011, 1980.

Seht & Stelzer. "Track 1." Exactly What You Lost. Intransitive int028, 2006.

Nmperign & Jason Lescalleet. "This is Ruined." Love Me Two Times. Intransitive int026, 2006.

Recommended

Niblock, Phil. "Sweet Potato." Touch Food. TO:59, 2003.

Nmperign & Jason Lescalleet. "The Mystery Disease That Haunts My Town." Love Me Two Times. Intransitive int026, 2006.

Unknown artist. Track 3 from unknown German blue CD from around 2001.

Played in class

Amazon logo Amacher, Maryanne. "Head Rhythm 1." Sound Characters. Tzadik, 1999. [Played very loud.]

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9 3.3: more noise

Compulsory

Nomex. "Time Vs. Mind (Penultimate Drill Turntable)." Garten Der Verschlungenen Pfade - Jahr 01. Pfad 01, 2001.

Amazon logo Marclay, Christian, and Otomo Yoshihide. "Derailment." Moving Parts. Asphodel, 2000.

Atlatl. "Subjects To Change." Assortment Of Rounds. Cloaca, 2001. (MP3 - 7.3MB) (Courtesy of Phil Hendricks. Used with permission.)

Branca, Glenn. "Movement Within." Bang on a Can All-Stars. Renegade Heaven. Cantaloupe Music, 2000.

Amazon logo Tenney, James. "Critical Band." (1988) On Edge. Mode, 1995.

Recommended

Merzbow. "Ambient Study For Kinbaku-Bi Part 6." Music For Bondage Performance 2. Extreme XCD 034, 1996.

Amazon logo Null, K. K. "0-01_430." Extasy Of Zero-G Sex. Vinyl Communications, 1998.

Dreyblatt, Arnold. "High Life." Propellers in Love. Hat Art, 1986.

Amazon logo Tenney, James. "Analog #1 (Noise Study)." (1961) Selected Works: 1961-1969. New World Records, 2003.

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Module 4: synthesis, algorithm, interaction (Max/MSP)
10 4.1: synthesis, algorithm, process

Compulsory

Amazon logo Pan Sonic. "Aines." Kulma. Mute, 1997.

Microstoria. "Slap Top." Init Ding. Thrill Jockey, 1995.

Amazon logo Günter, Bernhard. "Untitled I/92." Un Peu De Neige Salie. Table of Elements, 1993 (reissue of 1983 release).

Ikeda, Ryoji. "Headphonics 0/1." + / -. Touch TO:30, 1996.

Fennesz, Christian and [someone else]. "[Fennesz-Berlin]." 2001.

Recommended

Amazon logo Random Inc. "Losing Touch." Clicks and Cuts Vol. 2. EFA Imports, 2001.

Amazon logo Tilliander, Andreas. "Vibetan." Clicks and Cuts Vol. 2. EFA Imports, 2001.

Thomas Meinecke's Framus Waikiki. "Jukebox." Maschinelle Stratageme. Ritornell / Mille Plateaux, 2000.

Lansky, Paul. "mild und leise." (1973) (MP3 - 16.7 MB)

Amazon logo Radiohead. "Idioteque." Kid A. Capitol, 2000.

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11 4.2: voice

Ashley, Robert. "Automatic Writing." Automatic Writing. Lovely Music, 1979.

Amazon logo Sonami, Laetitia deCompiegne. "What Happened." (1987) Imaginary Landscapes: New Electronic Music. Nonesuch, 1992.

Whincop, Peter. "0212 It must be midnight (voice Helen Lee)." (2002) (MP3 - 31.3MB) (Courtesy of Helen Lee.)

Amazon logo Toebosch, Moniek. "L'Essence des Douleurs Contemporaines." (2005) From CD packaged with Open 9: Sound. Edited by Jorinde Seijdel and Liesbeth Melis. NAi Publishers, 2006. ISBN: 9789056624576.

Lee, Helen. "Longing." (1999) (MP3 - 5.5MB) (Courtesy of Helen Lee. Used with permission.)

Amazon logo Radiohead. "Everything In Its Right Place." Kid A. Capitol, 2000.

Lansky, Paul. "Idle Chatter." (1985) (MP2 - 1.1 MB)

Stockhausen, Karlheinz. "Gesang der Jünglinge." (1955-1956) Stockhausen Edition no. 3.

Amazon logo Monk, Meredith. "Hey Rhythm." Our Lady of Late. Wergo, 1997.

Amazon logo Babbitt, Milton. "Phonemena." (1975). Joan Heller, soprano; Thomas Stumpf, piano. To the Verge. Neuma Records, 1995.

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12 4.3: student choice Selected by the students.  
13 4.4: interaction, process, classical

Compulsory

Tcherepnin, Ivan. "Santur Opera II." (1977)

Amazon logo Child, Peter. "Ensemblance" (1982). Electro Acoustic Music II. Luca Paccagnella, Boston Musica Viva, Richard Pittman. Neuma 1995.

Babbitt, Milton. "Reflections." (1975) Performed by Aleck Karis. Secret Geometry. New World Records NWCR707, 2007 (reissue of CRI release).

Amazon logo Feldman, Morton. Excerpt from "Triadic Memories." (1981). Marilyn Nonken, piano. Feldman Edition 8: Triadic Memories. Mode 136, 2004.

Recommended

Thaemlitz, Terre. "Aunty Eddie's Pussy." Maschinelle Stratageme. Ritornell / Mille Plateaux, 2000.

Amazon logo Davidovsky, Mario. "Synchronisms no. 6 for piano and tape." (1970). Aleck Karis, et al. The Music of Mario Davidovsky, Vol. 3. Bridge, 2005.

Amazon logo Young, LaMonte. Excerpt from The Well — Tuned Piano 81 x 25. Gramavision, 1988.

Stockhausen, Karlheinz. "Studie II." (1954) Stockhausen Edition No. 3.

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Module 5: sampling, remixing, polishing
14 5.1: plunderphonics etc.

In lab

John Oswald/Dolly Parton. "Pretender." Plunderphonic. 1989.

Kagel, Maurizio. "Exotica (for non-European instruments)" (1970 -1971); and "Tactil" (1970). Exotica / Tactil. Deutsche Grammophon, 1994.

Björk/Funkstörung. "All Is Full Of Love (In Love With Funkstörung Remix)." Fat Cat Records, 1999.

Amazon logo Caetano Veloso/Gilberto Gil. "Rap Popcreto." Tropicalia 2. Nonesuch, 1994.

Amazon logo Matto, Cibo. "Beef Jerky." Viva! La Woman. Warner, 1996.

Amazon logo Quasimoto. "Astro Travellin." The Unseen. Stones Throw, 2000.

Murs. "Sunsprayed Ft 3MG." Comurshul. Veritech Records, 1996. (cassette-only release)

John Oswald/J. S. Bach. "Aria (from The Goldberg Variations)." Plunderphonic. 1989.

Sonami, Laetitia. "Overture On Ice." Messiah Remix. Cantaloupe Music, 2004.

Stockhausen, Karlheinz. "Telemusik." (1966) Stockhausen Edition No. 9.