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Musc 110 - Introduction to Music
Introduction to Music Documents

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INSTRUCTOR S MANUAL CHAPTER 32 POSTMODERNISM COMPOSERS AND COMPOSITIONS VAR SE The story behind the creation of Po me lectronique with all the maneuvering between artists and recalcitrant business executives is well documented see Ouellette 196 203 MacDonald 396 380 A couple of interesting observations stand out First regarding the space the architect intended the tent like design to suggest the stomach of a cow the audience estimated at 15 000 16 000 per day for a total of around 2 000 000 would serve as the nutrients to by digested by the effects of sound and vision MacDonald 370 372 The structure was destroyed after the completion of the 1958 Brussels World s Fair Second the composition was one component of what we would today call a multimedia experience The light show consisted of different patterns of colored lights and photographs of birds reptiles and other animals masks skeletons women clothed and not cityscapes and mushroom clouds These images were distorted by the curving walls of the structure The sound system consisted of around 400 speakers that were all interconnected so that the sound swirled around the observers Third Var se had available to him the most technologically advanced electronic studio available in 1957 It was located in the Netherlands and he worked there between September 1957 and April 1958 with a team of American French and Dutch electrical engineers Var se composed the work on a three channel tape system The composition lasts a total of 480 seconds eight minutes and Var se worked on each second individually altering the pitch decay and reverberation of the sounds captured on tape Ouellette 196 203 MacDonald 396380 A reporter from the New York Times Howard Taubman described his experience of the music in the Philips Pavilion the sounds that accompany the images are as bizarre as the building One hears rattles whistles thunders and murmurs At one point there is a sound that seems to emerge from a human throat The score is not



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