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University of Toronto Music Library Udo Kasemets fonds
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Sound recordings

Series consists of materials for: Cascando (1963-1965), Wordsong (1971-1973), Guitarmusic for John Cage (1972-1975), Wordmusic (1973-1974), Mikemusics (1973-1977), Silencesong (1974), Minutemusics (1977-1980), Thunderword (1978-1979), Nonologue (Onemanshow, 1980), and Sh! (Mikemusics, 1973-1977).

Ontario College of Art projects

Series consists of Udo Kasemets's notebooks, posters, and plans for projects at the Ontario College of Art (OCA). Series also contains Kasemets's OCA teaching materials and notes.

Texts of the current moon of the year of the iron cock

File contains two autographed notebooks titled Haikostics: poems combining the structure of Haiku with the structure of acrostics or mesostics (1980, 1981) and the autographed performance instructions for Hexagrammatic Haikostics: to complement to Taoist timebook.


File contains a copy of the BMI published score (1979) with the inscription: "To C.: With thanks to a dedicated collaborator and performer in no less than four realizations and eleven performances. U."

Trigon for ONCE Ensemble

File also includes a photocopy of typescript performance instructions with pencil annotations, and the cuing letters used for performance.


File contains Kasemets's scores (or performance procedures) for the 1977 (Ontario College of Art) and 1980 (Music Gallery) versions.

Octagonal oratory : lecturessay

File includes drafts and a poster for presentation at Simon Fraser University on February 7, 1968. The lecture is based on Kasemets's Octode, and Octagonal Ode.


File contains te Ontario College of Art 1977 version, the Music Gallery February 1980 version, and 27.5 : Minutemusics '83.

Communications : sketches

File includes: Chanson innocente for unaccompanied voice (words by e.e. cummings from XLI [41] Poems); and, sketches for Two stones stuck together for singer with stones and No Thanks for speaker, singer, and pianist (words by e.e. cummings from 50 Poems, nos. 37 and 7, respectively).

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