This DVD contains Music Only. The tracks on this DVD can be enjoyed in either Stereo or 5.1 Surround Sound.
If there is one medium that really shows off the imaginative work of
electroacoustic music, it has to be the surround format. This kind of music,
both purely electronic and with instrumental accompaniment, sounds remarkable in
two-channel stereo sound. Just think what effect this has on you when you're
surrounded by it! The three composers on this DVD are among the most important
in this particular field.
Dashow is a pioneer in the field of computer music. A native of Italy, he was
one of the founders of the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale at the University
of Padova, where he composed the first works of computer music in Italy. He also
taught at MIT, Princeton University and the Musica Viva Festival in Lisbon.
Richard Karpen, a native of New York, studied with Charles Dodge and Morton
Subotnick, two other pioneers of computer music, and he is now known as one of
the leading international figures in this field and holds several academic
positions at the University of Washington (Seattle).
At the University of Illinois, Scott Wyatt serves as Professor of Music
Composition and the Director of the Experimental Music Studios. Over the past
ten years he has conducted research into live performance and electronic
applications for eight-channel sound diffusion, and two examples are on this
Manuel Zurria, bass, alto flute
Paola Ravaglia, bass clarinet
David Bursack, viola
Lucia Bova, harp
Andrew Buchanan, percussion
James Dashow (b.1944)
1. ...at other times, the distances-Quadrophonic Electronic Music
2. Messages from Ortigia
Richard Karpen (b. 1957)
3. Camera Cantorum
4. The Other
Scott A. Wyatt
5. In the Arms of Peril
6. On a Roll
7. Time Mark
Total playing time, 96:24.