Program #2015

Computer music based on acoustical sources is a decades-old phenomenon, first known as musique concrète (after natural, or concrete, sources). While this method played a big part in the serial works of the 1950s and 60s, it has flourished recently as well. We explore several examples of this, including Morton Subotnick's "And the Butterflies Begin to Sing" (1988), which uses "intelligent" computer controls allowing the performing musicians to interact musically with the computer technology. Also featured is Eve Beglarian's "Creating the World," which knits together pre-recorded samples of Puccini's Tosca, Joni Mitchell, and more. Rounding out the program are works by Carl Stone and Annie Gosfield. (Pictured right: Morton Subotnick)

PROGRAM # 2015, Computer Music with Acoustic Sources (First aired on Wed. 3/6/02)





Carl Stone


Solo, excerpt [2:00]

Felmay/New Tone #7016. or *

Morton Subotnick

And the butterflies begin to sing

Crime or Miracle [11:30]

New World Record #80514** 212-302-0460 (fax 212-944-1922)

Eve Beglarian

Paul Dresher Ensemble, New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 3/6/97

Creating the World [12:30]

Not commercially available. Info at; Beglarian's website is

Annie Gosfield

Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery

EWA7: Impulse Turbine - Combustion Chamber [12:30]

Tzadik #7069** *

Carl Stone

Four Pieces

Hop Ken [11:00]

EAM Discs #201. *

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