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University of Toronto Music Library Udo Kasemets fonds
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File contains sketches and draft scores, and a PrimePhonetic Musicαβ for 1 to 7 octaves.

[Untitled : score]

File contains a score with each page divided into quadrants (for cards?) and labelled A1, A2, A3, A4; B1, B2, B3, B4; C1, C2, C3, C4; D1, D2, D3, D4.

Yi jing jitterbug : soloctet

File contains a program from the premiere performance by David Mott as part of the concert "Saxophonic" on May 3, 1986 at the Music Gallery, Toronto.

Yi jing jitterbug

File contains a version for James Tenney (50 Hz Octet) and for David Mott (Soloctet).


Item is a reel-to-reel tape. The label is signed by Udo Kasemets.


Item is a reel-to-reel tape with two readings, one recorded in either direction. The box is signed by Udo Kasemets.


Item is a reel-to-reel tape with two readings, one recorded in either direction. The box is signed by Udo Kasemets.

Wordmusic/Interface (any dictionary)

File contains materials relating to "Wordmusic/Interface (any dictionary)" for readers, tape recorders, mixers at diverse geographical locations using postal, air-express, radio, or telecommunition. Materials include: 1 file of sketches (coloured inks); 1 score : typescript and ink; "process data" (wall and road maps, addresses of participants, etc.); information and instruction to participants (typescript); list of "Eartharound" participants (ink); charts of tape mixes; notes for Ontario College of Art performances on March 5, 12, 31, 1974 (pencil and ink); and correspondence with Trevor Wishart, Conrado Silva, Paul Grant, Dick [Higgins], Pat Elliott, [Graham] Chal[lifour], Giancarlo Cardini, Don Druick, Pauline Oliveros, Clive Robertson, Bob Pritchard, Richard Teitelbaum, Svend Aaquist Johansen, and Alcides Lanza. The file includes Wor(l)d music: instructions for a stereo tapemix. Part of Quartet of quartets.

Wordmusic mix

Item is a reel-to-reel tape, which was recorded at the Electronic Music Studio (EMS) at McGill University by Alcides Lanza, Ted Dawson, Margaret Henry, Michel Longtin, and Bill Miller with a Scully and two Ampex tape machines.


Item is a reel-to-reel tape, which was made by Dick Higgins and Michael Cooper. According to the description on the box, it was "recorded on round hook rug in library of Dick Higgins's house on Cisco Road in Barton, Vermont from 9:15 pm on. Read by Dick Higgins and Michael Cooper, recorded on Sony E.S.P. auto reverse machine at 19 cm, 8-track (mostly blank) stereo. Was supposed to include version by Clive Robertson which failed to arrive in time - proceeded without." The dictionaries used include Svensk-Engelsk ordbok (Stockholm: Läromedelsförlagen, Språkförlaget, 1970); David Kin, ed., Dictionary of American Proverbs (New York: Philosophical Library, 1955); Pierre Artigue, ed., Qui sont les leaders congolais? (Brussels: Editions Europe-Afrique, 1961); Heinz Küpper, ed., Wörterbuch der Deutschen Umgangsprache, Band I (Hamburg: Claassen Verlag, 1963); J.E. Mansion, ed., Mansion's Shorter French and English Dictionary (Boston: D.C. Heath and Co., 1940); Richard Burn, A New Law Dictionary (Dublin: Brett Smith, 1792); Bruce Rodgers, ed., The Queen's Vernacular, a Gay Lexicon (San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1972); Hans Sperber and Travis Trittschuh, eds., Dictionary of American Political Terms (New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1962); Hyman E. Goldin, ed., A Treasury of Jewish Holidays (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1952); Marjorie Tallman, Dictionary of American Folklore (New York: Philosophical Library, 1959); Hyman E. Goldin, Frank O'Leary, and Morris Lipsius, Dictionary of American Underworld Lingo (New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1950); and, Gustav Davidson, A Dictionary of angels including Fallen angels (New York: Free Press, 1957).

Whole earth music

File contains charts and annotated maps; program of World Symposium on Humanity; performance instructions; typescript with annotations in coloured ink concerning realizations at Ontario College of Art (April 1978) and at Bloor St. United Church (April 1979); information on 64 sound sources; information on 92 sound sources; and mixed media collages.


File contains a typescript of text with additions, realizations of charts from Octagonal ode, and "working charts of [tape] loops for lecturessay 1970."

Visions, op. 31

File includes three copies from the holograph score in ink, with pencil annotations by Kasemets; two holograph scores; and a draft and sketches in pencil.

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