COMPOSITION No. 3

COMPOSITION No. 3

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Scoring & Instrumentation
electronic tape composition
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
3
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Description

Gerald Strang in the “Cybernetic Serendipity” catalogue of London’s
Institute of Contemporary Arts (1968), quoted: “If I write a
series of notes and I say this passage is to be played mezzo forte by
the oboe, with certain particular kinds of attacks and certain phrasing
patterns and certain expressive devices, I am really saying that certain
raw data shall be processed and modified through this instrument,
coming out as acoustical sound waves.” As in a microphone for
amplification or recording, Strang illustrated, music is broken down
from acoustical sound waves into electrical voltages and reconverted
back into acoustical energy. This job, the computer is extraordinarily
qualified to perform.

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First Perfomance
London, 1968
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Text Language - Non English

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Ensemble Type
solo audio or video fixed media
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Instrument
tape (audio) fixed media

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strangcomposition3.mp3
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