KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Speaking of Music: Charles Dodge , 1 of 2

Analog Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
Program Series
Speaking of Music
Program Length
113 min
1 of 2
| broadcast
| 1986-02-27 | created
Recorded on February 27, 1986 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian hosts an evening with electronic music composer Charles Dodge. Dodge's stated intent is to discover new ideas by experimenting with new technology. He elaborates on the technical aspects of his computerized music, which extends human speech into realms not possible without the aid of technology. Along with computer synthesis, Dodge uses the compositional technique of the "found object."

Dodge explains in detail his creation of the compositions heard in this program, which include: “Speech Songs” (using the synthesized speech of Dodge reading poems by Mark Strand); “Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental” (a synthesized aria sung by Enrico Caruso); “The Waves” (composed for Joan La Barbara, based on a text from Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name); “Profile, A Musical Fractal” (a musical analogy to a geometrical fractal form).
Sound poetry
Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Musical Selections
Speech Songs [text by Mark Strand] (1972) -- Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental (1980)
Electronic music
Computer music
Text-sound compositions
Sound poetry
Operas -- Excerpts
Found objects (Art)