This is a great overview of Harold Bode’s electronic musical instruments from: the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC)
In one of his notebooks ca. 1937, Harald Bode wrote, “Wie ist der Klang?” The following article gives an overview on his instruments from 1937 until 1981. “How is the sound?” is an expanded version of a text the author prepared for the Harald Bode exhibition “A Lifetime for Sound” at the Estey Museum (Brattleboro VT) in 2010.
Harald and the Audio System Synthesizer, a modular synthesizer and sound processor.
Early version of the Bode Vocoder model 7702.
Apparatewerk Bayern [Bavarian Machine Factory] advertisement for the Polychord III with tone cabinet.
The Melochord in the Studio für elektronische Musik, Cologne, Germany.
Photograph of the Melodium from a period magazine article.
Photograph of Warbo Formant Organ from a period magazine article. All images and recordings in this article © Harald Bode Archive.
Original Documents and Reconstructions of 72 Key Works of Music, Poetry and Agitprop from the Russian Avantgardes (1908-1942)
Great Historical Site
Press Here To Enter The Site: Symphony of Sirens:
“A comprehensive overview of the complexity and breadth of the many early 20th-century Russian avantgarde movements, followed by detailed notes and contexts for the individual recordings – including summary biographies of the main actors; additional work notes about the process of the extraordinary Baku reconstruction; a bibliography, rare photographs, web research links, artwork, facsimiles of contemporary documents, a comparative timeline of European and Russian Avantgardes and the first English translation of an article by Avraamov about the symphony. This is a definitive library collection, some seven years in the making and possibly our most important release of recent years.”
Synapse was published from March 1976 to June 1979 and was a source of great electronic music information at a time before the internet. I still have my collection in the basement but the magazine can be read here without dusting anything off.
Users plug any contact microphone onto a surface — be it a tree, a cupboard, a piece of glass or even a balloon. They can then record several different types of touch using their hands or any objects that cause a sound — so one sound could be a hand slap, another could be a finger tap and another could be hitting the surface with a drumstick. Users can train the system to detect new types of touch recording them just once
Press Here To Enter The Site: Mogees
Tristram Cary– Superserialismus: Is There a Cure?
Symposium: Mixers and Level Controls
Robert A. Moog- Introduction to Mixers and Level Controls
James Seawright- Fundamental Concepts of Electronic Music Mixers
Gerald Shapiro- Functional Design of Electronic Music Mixers
Hugh Le Caine- Some Applications of Electrical Level Controls
Frederic Rzewski- A Photoresistor Mixer For Live Performance
Fernando von Reichenbach- The Sound Level Photoprogrammer
Robert A. Moog- Construction of a Simple Mixer
Paul Ketoff- The-Synket
Kurt Stone, Joel Chadabe- Reviews
Download The PDF Here: Electronic Music Review N°4
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Raymond Wilding-White- Happy Birthday
Harold Bode- The Multiplier-Type Ring Modulator
Karlheinz Stockhausen- Notes on Mixtur (1964)
Robert Ceely- Electronic Music Three Ways
Symposium: Programmed Control
Robert A. Moog- Introduction to Programmed Control
Emmanuel Ghent- The Coordinome in Relation to Electronic Music
George w. Logemann- Techniques for Programmed Electronic Music Synthesis
James Gabura and Gustav Ciamaga- Digital Computer Control of Sound Generating Apparatus for the Production of Electronic Music
Luciano Berio- Remarks to the Kind Lady of Baltimore
Press Here To Download: Electronic Music Review 1
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Saturday Morning Kid’s Animation Processed With The Rutt-Etra QC Video Software from reaktorplayer on Vimeo.
Thank You Vade for this great Quartz Composer software! Visit his site at: v002.info/?page_id=19
Quote from Bill Etra:
“The dream was to create a compositional tool that would allow you to prepare visuals like a composer composes music. I called it then and I call it now “the visual piano”, because with the piano the composer can compose an entire symphony and be sure of what it will sound like. It was my belief then and it is my belief now after 40 years of working towards this, that this will bring about a great change and great upwelling of creative work once it is accomplished. This software is one step closer to that since, once we’re on the computer, things can be developed and repeated reliably.”
This Page is not Available Now, I found the Archived Site at :
But the Download Section is not Linked.
This Is A Great Creative Tool For Generative And Algorithmic Composition On OSX And Windows
Press Here To Enter The Site: Melody Generator
“In spite of its name, the generation of tonal melodies is not the principal aim of Melody Generator II. Its goal is scientific: to establish our understanding of tonal music by developing an artificial music generator and evaluating the well-formednes and ‘quality’ of the melodies it yields.
For this purpose, Melody Generator II incorporates a large amount of knowledge about tonal music, collected in theoretical and experimental research, which forms the basis for the construction of tonal melodies.”
Melody Generator II differs from systems that help users to create melodies by providing a platform for generating music that assists the user to obey the rules of tonal music (e.g. non-chord tone resolution, voice leading, motive development). These systems basically constrain the selection of tones and chords but the actual selection is still made by the user. Melody Generator II carries out the complete process of melody construction, although the user can edit the result in various ways.
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NEG-ALE (1960) (8:08)
, horn, cello
, and percussion
with the film “Vasarely”
In 1960, Xenakis composed the music NEG-ALE for P. Kassovitz’s “Vasarely”, an abstract film on the artwork of Op-Art master Victor Vasarely, documenting an exhibition of that painter’s work at the Denise Renée Gallery. Xenakis provided music in the form of a piece entitled NEG-ALE for piccolo, horn, cello and percussion, but later withdrew the work from his catalogue.
Entering Philippe Manoury‘s studio is understanding the persistence of continual research on the interaction between musicians and computer systems. This film seizes a few instants of conversations between the composer and computer scientists, researchers, and musicians leading up to the premiere of his string quartet where the real and synthesized quartets share musical figures and blur frontiers.
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