KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Radiofest - New American Music: The Pioneers of Electronic Music in America

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Event Type
Documentaries
Origin
WNYC
Identifier
RF.1982.12.01
Program Series
Radiofest - New American Music
Program Length
29 min
Dates
1982-12-01 | broadcast
| 402 | created
Description
This is a program, produced by the American Society of University Composers in conjunction with Radiofest: New American Music, in which the work of two early American pioneers in electronic music is explored. During the early 1950s Otto Luening and Vladimir Ussachevsky collaborated on a number of electro-acoustic recordings that utilized the newly available tape recorder, and employed such seemingly basic techniques as feed back and changing tape speeds to transform pitch with considerable effect and remarkable musicality. In 1958 the two men founded the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. Both men are interviewed in this program and a number of their earliest electronic pieces are heard.
Genres
Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Musical Selections
Fantasy in Space, for flute and electronics (1952) (2:44) / Otto Leuning -- Sonic Contours, for piano, voice and electronics (1952) (7:06) / Vladimir Ussachevsky -- Concerted Piece, for tape and orchestra (1959-60) (8:08) / Otto Leuning & Vladimir Ussachevsky
Performers
Otto Luening, flute (Fantasy)
Vladimir Ussachevsky, piano (Sonic)
Subjects
Electro-acoustic
Electronic music
Flute and electronic music
Piano and electronic music
Orchestral msuic