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Ode To Gravity:
Word-Tape Works and Music

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 51 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

From 1970, a program of word-tape compositions by Steve Reich and Charles Amirkhanian. During the 1960s and 70s a number of composers and poets began to experiment with tape editing techniques to create text-sound compositions in which fragments of text were cut-up, repeated, or otherwise manipulated in order to create a new synthesis between speech and sound. A selection of these works of sound poetry are presented here. Also included in this program is a performance by the Incredible String Band, recorded at the Fillmore West and an orchestral work by Sir William Turner Walton.

Musical Selections:  Queen Juanita and her Fisherman Lover / Incredible String Band -- [unidentified piece] / Sir William Turner Walton
Genres:  Popular Music; Orchestral Music
Subject:  Popular music; Folk-rock music; Orchestral music
People:  Williamson, Robin, 1943-; Heron, Mike (Vocalist); Walton, William, 1902-1983
First Broadcast Date:  7/29/1970
 
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