Program #5

This December 5, 1986 episode of New Sounds looks at a wide swath of contemporary composers who have explored new ways of extending the musical possibilities of the human voice. We hear pieces using extended vocal techniques, as in the overtone singing of David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir. Others incorporate sampling, delays, and other electronic manipulations, like Alvin Lucier's 1969 electroacoustic classic "I Am Sitting in a Room," and Scott Johnson's "John Somebody" (1982) for electric guitar, woodwinds, percussion, and tape.
PROGRAM #005 "Extending the Voice" (First aired: Dec. 5, 1986 )





Michael McNabb

Computer Music

"Orbital View"

LP 1750 Arch Records, S-1800 (1982), Possibly available through Sonic Tiger Music P.O. BOX 678, STOW, MA 01775-0678 U.S.A.
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David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir

Current Circulation

"Subject to Change"

Celestial Harmonies 13010

Alvin Lucier

I Am Sitting In A Room

Edited version

Lovely Music #1013 OR
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Scott Johnson

John Somebody

Parts 1, 3,4

Nonesuch /Icon LP #5503
Nonesuch/Icon CD#79133
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Ensemble Theodore Vassilikos

Grece 3+4: Liturgies anciennes orthodoxes


Ocora 558 545/46
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