Tod Dockstader - Travelling Music
  Year :   1960
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Tape Composition
  Materials:   -
  Info :   -





 
Tape
Industrial
  Work Details  
  Travelling Music was originally composed as a monaural piece (Electronic Piece No.8), It was, in effect, my Poème Electronique, after Varèse, and my first piece to be strictly organized with a few sound materials (instead of throwing everything in and stirring briskly, as Id done prior to this). When I got the use of a two-track recorder, I used this piece, instead of doing a new work, so I could concentrate on teaching myself the techniques of placing sound in space (between speakers) and moving it through space - hence the title (Jackie Gleason, in his black-and-white TV days, used always to ask the pit-band conductor for a little travelling music to help him move across the stage). Sound Sources * Gong * switch arc (multiplied into antiphonal rhythms with tape-echo) * one test generator * jet plane * metal plate * metal bowl * voice * hollow tube * adhesive tape .Accessed 15.11.06 from http://dockstader.info/compositions.php?page=1Accessed 15.11.06 from http://dockstader.info/