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Sounds of New Music

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Sounds of New Music

Sounds of New Music is a collection of 18 compositions from the 1920s to the mid-1950s representing attempts at a "new means of musical expression." Some use familiar instruments in new ways, while others experiment with new instruments; the formats of the compositions range from structured musical scores written for orchestra to electronically altered music using tape-recording devices. Composers include Edgard Varèse, Henry Cowell, and John Cage, whose "Dance" is played on a transformed Steinway piano that gives the music an almost primitive quality. Liner notes describing the new music feature a substantial article on Concrete Music.

Track Listing

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Bahnfahrt n/a 2:51
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Symphony of Machines A. (Aleksandr) Mossolov 3:03
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Dnieprostrot Julius Meytuss 2:30
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Dance John Cage 2:42
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Ionization Edgard Varèse 0:56
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Aeolian Harp Henry Cowell 2:08
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Banshee Henry Cowell 2:39
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Sonic Contours Vladimir Ussachevsky 1:14
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Fantasy in Space Otto Luening 2:48
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Symphonies in Sonic Vibration-Spectrum No. 1 Halim El-Dabh 4:16
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Transposition Vladimir Ussachevsky 1:28
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Reverberation Vladimir Ussachevsky 1:21
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Compositionion Vladimir Ussachevsky 4:08
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Underwater Waltz Vladimir Ussachevsky 1:36
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Natural Pipes Roger Marin and Fredric Ramsey, Jr. 0:24
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Natural Pipes Roger Marin and Fredric Ramsey, Jr. 0:08
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Natural Pipes Roger Marin and Fredric Ramsey, Jr. 4:32
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Sonata For Loudspeakers Henry Jacobs 9:32
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