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Myron Schaeffer fonds
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Postmortem documents

Series contains letters from Robert Aitken and Herbert Deutsch (of Hoftrsa University) to Myron Schaeffer's wife, Lilein Schaeffer, and two obituaries, including one written by Ann Osborn in The Muse.

A simple method for control of multi-signal recording

File contains drafts of the paper "A simple method for control of multi-signal recording" by Myron Schaeffer, which was presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Audio Engineering Society (October 14-18, 1963). File also includes a program for the conference.

The creation of melodic contours from non-melodic raw material without loss of text or timbre

File contains drafts of the paper "The creation of melodic contours from non-melodic raw material without loss of text or timbre" by Myron Schaeffer, which was presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Audio Engineering Society (October 15-19, 1962) and published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (vol. 11, no. 1, January 1963).

The Hammograph

File contains drafts for "The Hammograph: A new Amplitude-Rhythm Control Device for the Production of Electronic Music", presented by Myron Schaeffer at the Sixty-first Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (May 10-13, 1961). The article was later published in IRE Transactions on Audio (Vol. AU-10, no. 1, 1962).

The Electronic Music Studio at the University of Toronto

File contains correspondence relating to the article "The Electronic Music Studio at the University of Toronto" by Myron Schaeffer, which was published in The Journal of Music Theory (vol. 7, no. 1, 1963). This issue of the journal was dedicated to articles about electronic music studios.

The tune

File contains the script for The Tune, a film with narrator and electronic music.

Lectures, articles, and books

Series consists of drafts, notes, and correspondence for articles, lectures, and a book outline on electronic music by Myron Schaeffer, which were written during his tenure as director of the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio (UTEMS).

The mask

File includes a copy of the second rewrite of the film script by Frank Taubes, Harry Olive, Victoria Morhaim, and Joe Morhaim, and the storyboard, as well as Myron Schaeffer's notes. Schaeffer wrote the music for the film's 3-D sequences.

Myron Schaeffer fonds

  • CA OTUFM 55
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1965

Fonds consists of Myron Schaeffer's notes and drafts for lectures, articles, and an unpublished book on electronic music. The fonds also contains condolence correspondence following his death, his obituary, and scores and sketches for a couple of his electronic compositions.

Schaeffer, Myron

Compositions

File contains scores, notes, and scripts for electronic music compositions by Myron Schaeffer.