Episode #2540

Computer Music

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

For this New Sounds, it’s a sampling of computer music. Hear Neil Rolnick’s piece, “Digits,” - not just 0 and 1 anymore - where pianist Kathleen Supové takes her own digits, via digital looping and computer processing, on a wild ride. Listen also to Michael McNabb’s music for the ballet “Invisible Cities,” (inspired by the dream-like images from Italo Calvino’s novel of the same name), with digitally processed environmental sounds, and two live instrumental/electronic performers. Plus, there's music by computer music pioneer Paul Lansky, whose processed sounds have included his children playing kitchen utensils, and most recently, the alphabet, as recited by longtime collaborator Hannah MacKay.

PROGRAM # 2540, Computer Music (First aired on Tuesday, April 25, 2006)





Neil Rolnick


Neil Rolnick:Digits [11:00]

Innova #656 OR

Michael McNabb

Invisible Cities

City of No Resistance [8:00]

Wergo #2015

Paul Lansky

Conversation Pieces

For the Moment [12:00]

Bridge #9083

R. Luke DuBois


Clavier [5:00]

Cantaloupe #21035



Crumbling [13:00]

12K #1031

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Comments [1]

Jon Friedman from glen cove ny

I am listining to digit music digits on an fm radio to my right and on my pc stereo but mostly left. the time lag means the computer on my pc is several beats behind the radio signal, but this paricular piece happens to work very well in a fractal kind of way.

Keep up the good work!

May. 03 2008 11:12 PM

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