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University of Toronto Music Library Udo Kasemets fonds
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Haiku : for voice, flute, violoncello, and piano

File contains sketches, manuscript and printed scores, playing instructions, and a typescript of the playing order for a performance on April 21, 1963. The file also includes correspondence from John Adaskin (Canadian Music Centre) and Geoffrey Payzant (Canadian Music Journal).

Canavangard : correspondence with contributing composers

File contains correspondence with: Istvan Anhalt, George Caccioppo, Barney Childs, Lowell Cross, Serge Garant, Hugh Hartwell, Syd Hodkinson, Peter Huse, Otto Joachim, Lynn Lonidier, Alvin Lucier, John Mills-Cockell, Gordon Mumma, Pauline Oliveros, John Rea, Murray Schafer, and Gilles Tremblay.


File contains mini-midi-maxi-mix charts; songbirdsong tape charts; 1 + 1; musicgames; and, sound studies.

3 lecturESSAYS / quollages

File contains: Prologue to an interlogue and an epilogue; Interlogue between a prologue and an epilogue; and, Epilogue to a prologue and an interlogue.

Udo Kasemets fonds

  • CA OTUFM 11
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2011

Fonds consists of sketches, drafts, and texts for Udo Kasemets’s compositions, including scores prior to 1960 that use conventional media, and those after 1960, which consists of multi-purpose scores, combination scores, and theatre pieces. The fonds also contains programs and press notices for performances by Udo Kasemets and of his works; correspondence with many American avant-garde musicians; and Kasemets’s projects and notes from his time teaching at the Ontario College of Art.

Kasemets, Udo


File contains a program, charts, Now is…, Dogday soundpoem, and Terrestrial texts of the year of the dog.

Serge Garant biography

File contains typescript of Draft II, including 2 versions of conclusion: 113 1; Photocopies of music examples: 20 + 2 + 18 1; and, correspondence with Ron Schoeffel, John Beckwith, Garant, and Keith MacMillan.


File contains the score, handwritten basic modules, printouts of snowflakes, and a program from its performance on May 15, 1994 by Udo Kasemets and friends at the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto.


File consists of scores for SoUNdFLOWER SONG for vocal solo with two-track stereophonic playback (1995), and a second version: SoUNdFLOWER TRIPLET for solo voice and piano, two hands (1998).


File includes an autograph score for CCCC: Comprehensive Crosscultural Calendar to coordinate the Timescapes; a program from a performance of Earthspin: A Timescape by Gordon Monahan (solo piano) and Chris Devonshire (tape and equalizer) in Hamilton on March 2, 1985; Kasemets's draft description of Timescapes; and, manuscript scores and charts for Celestial Timescapes (Stellar Sequence, Solar Cycles) and Planetary Patternings.

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