Ear cleaners : 15 short experiments in hard listening (1995-1999) / Warren Burt.
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Duration: 74 min.
Contents note: Variations on sounds of Leif Brush -- Transcribing silence for noise no. 1 (On information (after Chris Mann and John Cage (got thru with it))) -- Scraps from the lab floor -- Transcribing silence for noise no. 2 (Artists are the roadkill of the information superhighway) -- The 18:12 suite: More scraps from the lab floor ; One tone (once) (for Philip Corner) ; Hand made music for Ruark Lewis ; Another (handmade) tone (once) -- 64 golden chords -- Wedge in memoriam Robert Erickson -- Wimmera snowstorm (for Curtis Roads) -- Nocturnal ribbons -- A lullaby for Lev and Clara, reunited in heaven -- For Alison Knowles - in memoriam Dick Higgins no. 1 -- For Alison Knowles - in memoriam Dick Higgins no. 2.
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A series of frankly experimental pieces exploring ideas of timbral modification, noise, time-stretching, sound modulation, digital low tech, translation of hand movements into sound, extended just intonation, massive microtonal clusters of very closely spaced electronic waveforms, layering of natural sounds to create a kind of 'granular' synthesis, and psychoacoustic phenomena.
These works produced with financial assistance from the American Composers Forum; Centre for Contemporary Music, Mills College; Newsense Intermedium, Tacoma; Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology, Canberra; Arts Victoria; and the Australia Council.
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