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Computer Music from the Outside In

Various Artists
Computer Music from the Outside In

A 1983 Folkways release, Computer Music from the Outside In showcases three composers narrating the ideas and processes behind their computer music compositions, as well as the compositions themselves. The first two pieces are by Barton McLean: “Etunytude” is an etude-like piece made of gradually changing harmonic sounds, and “The Last Ten Minutes” is meant to be an abstract representation of the devastation of “the last nuclear holocaust.” “The Whistling Wind,” by Karl Korte, is based on a poem of the same title by Wang Xiaoni. The final selection, “Moire,” by Reed Holmes, is based on a repeated rhythmic pattern. They are all unique representative pieces of progress in computer music technology combined with innovative compositional techniques.

Track Listing

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Etunytude (Narration) Barton McLean 1:50
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Etunytude (Performance) Barton McLean 5:36
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The Last Ten Minutes (Narration) Barton McLean 2:35
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The Last Ten Minutes (Performance) Barton McLean 11:28
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The Whistling Wind (Narration) Karl Korte 2:29
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The Whistling Wind (Performance) Karl Korte & Elizabeth Mannion 9:00
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Moire (Narration) Reed Holmes 2:12
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Moire (Performance) Reed Holmes 7:30

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