December 14, 2007

Steve Reich

Sorry this is so late guys.

I played excerpts from 4 pieces and they were:

Come Out tape, 1966
Pendulum Music (the cover performed by Sonic Youth, 1999) (original: microphones, amplifiers and loudspeakers, 1968)
Pulses (Music for 18 Musicians). 1974-1976
Tehillim I: Psalms 19.2-5 1980

I got a lot of information from his website and wikipedia. On his website there is information about some of his newer pieces which are very different from the early work I presented.

If anyone wants to hear more of Steve Reich, let me know.

December 13, 2007

Erik Satie

This is the Power Point presentation of Erik Satie, the sound artist and musician I chose for the class.
I also recommend you to check out the following web pages:

December 12, 2007

Kelly Dobson: Machine Lover

*Especially those that missed my pres.(this mean you Kelsey!)
Watch the vids on her site:

December 11, 2007

Terry Riley-You like him.

Download file

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December 6, 2007

Ken Gregory


Sound Pieces:

"After the Tone"


The Soon to be Gone Wikipedia page


While we're here......


December 5, 2007

Transforming Noise Into Music

Hi all!
These are the links to the webpages of the artists I presented last week.
I'm not sure how to attach the powerpoint here. Sorry!

O+A (Bruce Odland + Sam Auinger)

Ear to the Earth


December 2, 2007

Ed Osborn

Ed Osborn

The homepage is up at the top. It's got tons more stuff about his life, and his artwork that I wasn't
able to get to in the presentation. Here are the sounds links from the presentation as well as some other sounds I had planned to share. Some pretty cool stuff so check it out.

There Goes Swifty

Language Master


October 26, 2007

Kristin Oppenheim

Here are the pieces I played during last night's presentation:
Hey Joe
Tap Your Shoes

Bonus Tracks:
A Woman Left Lonely
She Was Long Gone

For reference:
The Beach Boys "Sail On, Sailor"
Sail on Sailor

and Jimi Hendrix's version of "Hey Joe"
Hey Joe

October 19, 2007

La Monte Young

On La Monte Young...

"Disdainful of worldly realities, he once subscribed to a twenty-seven-hour day around the clock - eight for work, eight for play, eleven for sleeping - a regime that meshed with the rest of the world only a fraction of the time. He insists that other people who perform his work must pay in inverse proportion to a piece's length - three hundred dollars for seven minutes, twenty-five dollars for twenty-four hours."

Known as a father of minimalism, his legacy lies in the influence he's had on the concepts of spatiality, tonality, drone, duration, amplification, theater, singularity, repetition, psychology, and dream. He's also dealt heavily in different tuning systems, such as just intonation. You can see his influence in musicans like the krautrockers Faust, the ritual theater doom of SUNN O))), Lou Reed, Tony Conrad, William Basinski, and the stoner metal masterpiece by Sleep, "Dopesmoker."

works in particular:
Compositions 1960
The Theater of Eternal Music
Tortoise, His Dreams and Journeys
Dream House
The Well-Tuned Piano

A few quotes:
"The first sustained single note at a constant pitch, without a beginning or end, that I heard as a child that did not have a beginning or ending was the sound of telephone poles - the hum of the wires."

"Once I tried lots of mustard on a raw turnip. I liked it better than any Beethoven I had even heard."

Regarding his performance of Toshi Ichiyanagi's "Mudai Number One," in which he timed and counted 30 cents worth of string beans:

"Was it music?"

"I think so. There was a score, and certainly it involved a duration of time, an element with which music has always been involved. Certainly, picking the pods out of the bag made a little rustle here and there. People were sitting and listening, and I was definitely performing. According to the definitions that I had exposed in my earlier 1960 pieces, I'd say it was certainly music."

"Music might be defined as anything that makes a sound, or anything one listens to."

For more information...
UbuWeb on La Monte Young
La Monte Young's Drift Study


If you're interested in looking for more of La Monte Young's music that isn't headpiercing periodic sine waves, or music by any of the other influenced/related artists and musicians I mentioned, let me know and I can help you out. It seems absolutely impossible to find anything La Monte Young has done on the internet.

October 11, 2007


This is an opportunity to find out about sound artists that you may not be familiar with as well as an opportunity to present related work of sound artists that you are already familiar with.

some links to sound artists ~ add more


one lonely pixel

University of Southhampton, UK


Presentations Scheduled for 30 minutes including discussion:

October 18th

1.niles jefferson

2. tim zhu

October 25th

1. Rachel Lundstrom

2. Kelsey Dilts McGregor

3. Andrea Steudel

November 8th

1. Steven Schmitz

2. Juanita Berrio

3. Nic Buron

4. brett nelson

November 15th

1. Tyler Hallett

2. Nick Andreoli

3. Mitch Moritz