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Program Music 19, No. 3 by Emmanuel Ghent

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 19 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1929, Emmanuel Ghent studied both psychiatric medicine and music at McGill University, before emigrating to New York in 1951, where he continued his musical training while also becoming a clinical professor of psychology. Although an oboist, Ghent became interested in electronic music in the 1960s and was a pioneer in the use of computers in musical composition. He worked with the GROOVE system at Bell Labs, starting in the late 1960s, and continued to discover innovative methods for incorporating synthesized sounds in his compositions. In the late 1970s he produced a series of 29 computer music pieces of varying lengths, of which this, “Little Changes” is the 19th. As the title indicates the piece features a progression of fairly rapid notes that have small and subtle differences. Ghent died on March 31, 2003.

Musical Selections:  Program Music 19, No. 3 "Little Changes" (ca 1977-79) (19:00) / Emmanuel Ghent
Genre:  Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subject:  Electronic music; Computer music
People:  Ghent, Emmanuel
 
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