Charles Amirkhanian Collection ➔ Composer-to-Composer Festival: Day 3 Discussions, Charles Amirkhanian and Laurie Speigel (August 17, 1989), 2 of 2

Digital Audio

Event Type
Lectures and Panel Discussions
C Amirkhanian
Program Series
Composer-to-Composer Festival
Program Length
102 min
2 of 2
| broadcast
| 1989-08-17 | created
A recording of the second session of composer presentations with Charles Amirkhanian and Laurie Spiegel on August 17, 1989 in Telluride, Colorado during the 1989 Composer to Composer Festival.

Charles Amirkhanian begins with a few announcements before beginning his presentation.

Amirkhanian talks about his work with the Synclavier digital synthesizer and his use and personal definition of “abstract” and “representational” sound. He plays an excerpt of his work “Walking Tune” and discusses the form and use of sounds in the work with the composers. After the discussion he plays “Pas de Voix (A Portrait of Samuel Beckett)” and introduces Laurie Spiegel as the next speaker.

After a short break, Spiegel talks about her role as a composer and producer of technology, and plays a movement from one of her “Sonic Spaces” that she created with her Music Mouse software. She also talks about her interest in long tones and Indian classical music, and plays her work “The History of Music in One Movement” for solo synthesized piano.
Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Musical Selections
Walking Tune {excerpt] (1986-87) (8:00) -- Pas de Voix (Portrait of Samuel Beckett) (1987) (12:10) / Charles Amirkhanian -- [excerpt from Sonic Spaces] (1989) (3:25) -- A History of Music in One Movement (1980) (7:48) / Laurie Spiegel
Joseph Kubera, piano (A History of Music...)
Synthesizer music
Sampling (Sound)
Computer music
Piano music
Digitized with support from the National Recording Preservation Foundation, The Copland Fund, and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.