(sonicArts) fall 2013 listening list 2

Listening List 2 (Quiz 9/24)

  • Pierre Henry: Variations for a door and a sigh, 1963 (excerpt)
  • Paul Lansky: idle chatter, 1985
  • Annea Lockwood: World Rhythms, 1975
  • Otto Luening: Low Speed, 1952
  • Tod Machover: Flora, 1989
  • Ake Parmerud: Repulse, 1986
  • Laurie Spiegel: Appalachian Grove I, 1974
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen: Kontakte (1958 – 1960) (excerpt)
  • Edgard Varese: Poeme Electronique, 1958
  • Joji Yuasa, Projection Esemplastic, 1964

A zip file of the entire list is available in my iLocker account. You will need to enter your BSU username and password to download.

For the listening quiz on 9/24  you will need to know title, composer last name, and decade composed. You will be given a word bank of composer names and titles, but they will not be correlated.

It can help you to learn a piece by making a listening guide to each work. Use and audio editor like Audacity or Audition so that you can see an amplitude outline of the work while listening and also a time counter.

For each work, write down a list of events with a notation of time and with text descriptions. Make the descriptions focus on the quality of the sound (high, low, loud, short sounds, etc.). Avoid using programmatic, extra-musical descriptions. You should strive to notice identifying elements of each work, which could be the types of sounds used, the compositional arrangement of sounds, types of processes used, etc.


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