Subseries 1 - Analog compositions

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Analog compositions


  • 1962-1986 (Creation)

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31 audio reels + 1 WAV file

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Subseries contains works that were mostly realized in a classic tape-studio setting for audio playback. A few of the works were generated with the early computer program PIPER.

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Files are arranged in ascending chronological order. Audio reel tapes are labelled with the prefix "A" to indicate that they are from Analog compositions. If there are multiple audio reels in a file, they are labelled with the suffix a, b, c, etc. (e.g., A3a and A3b are audio reels from File 3, Two part invention no. 1.

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Six analog compositions listed in OTUFM 06-B-8 were not included as part of the accession A2020-05:

  1. Scherzo : new version (1966)
  2. Fanfare for computer (1967)
  3. Ragamuffin no. 1 : [with Lowell Cross] (1967)
  4. Ragamuffin no. 2 : [with Lowell Cross] (1967)
  5. A greeting for JW : [computer music]
  6. For H.

The two Ragamuffin pieces, composed with Lowell Cross, are included in the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio tape collection.

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