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Four Fantasies for Synclavier

Jon Appleton
Four Fantasies for Synclavier In this 1982 Folkways release, Jon Appleton plays four compositions written for the Synclavier, a digital synthesizer he helped to develop in the late 1970s. “The Sweet Dreams of Miss Pamela Beach” was recorded in a studio using a 24-track recorder to “layer” portions of the music. The remaining three pieces were performed live with “some small sections and accompaniments contained in the digital memory of the instrument at the time of performance.” Liner notes contain brief descriptions of the four compositions and the Synclavier. Appleton also recorded The Dartmouth Digital Recorder for Folkways (FW33442).