Fonds 06 - Gustav Ciamaga fonds

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Gustav Ciamaga fonds


  • 1963-1974 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records (1 box)

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Hugh Le Caine, physicist and instrument builder, was born Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), 27 May 1914, and died in Ottawa 3 July 1977. He worked with the National Research Council in Ottawa from 1940 to 1974, concentrating on musical activities after 1954. He created over twenty electronic instruments, and produced at least fifteen electroacoustic compositions.

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Gustav Ciamaga, 1990

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Fonds consists of letters, typescript and manuscript, written from Hugh Le Caine to Gustav Ciamaga, 1963-1974.

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Hugh Le Caine's papers and original recordings are at Library and Archives Canada. Also see: The sackbut blues : Hugh Le Caine, pioneer in electronic music / Gayle Young. Ottawa : National Museum of Science and Technology, 1989.

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Previously titled "Archives Collection 06 : Hugh Le Caine." Reference code removed from the title of the fonds July 30, 2019.

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Archival Collection 06

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