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Saturday, May 20, 2006

PHILOSOPHY TEXT + DELTA ROCKET FILES + HISTORY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY MUSIC




Dedication of Delta III Rocket State at Santa Ana Discovery Science Center; the speaker is the Representative from the area, and the spectators are Boeing employees who worked on the rocket. In the background and next to the rocket is a freeway to Los Angeles. Towards the end of the ceremony, fog machines produced an artificial rocket takeoff, accompanied by a recorded roar.

Then there's

Two files were made with a 1960s 12-chord Oscar Schmidt autoharp. ah.mp3 uses traditional chording and has been somewhat filtered.
ai.mp3 is raw and recognizes the chromatic scale of the instrument as a
potential field for structural manipulation. Structure here consists of:
repetition or partial repetitions:
similar or parallel chromatic bundles
flows of rhythmic sub-structures and rhythmic accents
timbre sequences
arpeggios.
The result is an uncanny tour-de-force concentrated on the history of
post-classical music in the past century.

http://www.asondheim.org/ah.mp3
http://www.asondheim.org/ai.mp3

http://www.asondheim.org/delta.mpg
short video of Delta 3 presentation in
an all-American presentation of:
balloons
flags
freeway, cars, and trucks
big rocket

http://www.asondheim.org/philosophy
- this format and presentation has
been created by Dirk Vekemans and is the best way I know to present the
text online (thank you!).

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