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Visions - Music for Orchestra, 2 Pianos and Computer-Generated Tape: By David Cope

Visions - Music for Orchestra, 2 Pianos and Computer-Generated Tape: By David Cope

This 1979 record is a five-movement composition for large chamber orchestra by David Cope. First presented by the Santa Cruz Chamber Symphony in 1978, the work attempts to demonstrate the relationships between sound and physical space and to translate them to recorded sound as well as performance. The tapes in the piece were composed at Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and were “spliced” digitally rather than physically. Liner notes contain drawings of the way that Cope uses structure and sound, figures explaining the synthesizer’s digital reading, a short biography of Cope, and an explanation of the piece.

Track Listing

101
Threshold and Visions: Movement I David Cope 10:19
102
Threshold and Visions: Movement II David Cope 3:00
103
Threshold and Visions: Movement III David Cope 4:41
104
Threshold and Visions: Movement IV David Cope 7:50
201
Threshold and Visions: Movement V David Cope 4:27
202
Glassworks David Cope 13:55

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