The American Continent Sound Playlist

by Travassos


1938 – Johanna M. Beyer – Music Of The Spheres
Leipzig, Alemanha – Nova Iorque, Nova Iorque, EUA

Although her music was overlooked during her lifetime and for decades after her death, it was some of the most experimental and prophetic work created during the 1930s. Music of the Spheres (1938) is the first known work scored for electronic instruments by a female composer. Wikipedia, Johanna M. Beyer (1888-1944)

1939 – John Cage – Imaginary Landscape No. 1
Los Angeles, Califórnia, EUA

1952 – Otto Luening – Low Speed
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, EUA

1955 – Hugh Le Caine – Dripsody
Ottawa, Canadá

1956 – Louis & Bebe Barron – Forbidden Planet: Main Titles Overture
Minneapolis – Los Angeles, EUA

1958 – Edgar Varèse – Poème électronique
Paris, França – Nova Iorque, Nova Iorque, EUA

1959 – Raymond Scott – Cindy Electronium
Brooklyn, Nova Iorque, EUA

1964 – Reginaldo Carvalho – Piano Surpresa nº1
Guarabira – Brazil

1967 – Morton Subotnick – Silver Apples of the Moon
Los Angeles, Califórnia, EUA

Morton Subotnick is one of the pioneers in the development of electronic music and multi-media performance and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems. Most of his music calls for a computer part, or live electronic processing; his oeuvre utilizes many of the important technological breakthroughs in the history of the genre. His work Silver Apples of the Moon has become a modern classic and was recently entered into the National Registry of Recorded works at the Library of Congress. Only 300 recordings throughout the entire history of recordings have been chosen.

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1968 – David Tudor – Rainforest
Filadélfia, Pensilvânia, EUA

1968 – Jacqueline Nova – Oposición-Fusión
Ghent, Belgium – Colombia, Bogotá.

1975 – Laurie Spiegel – Clockworks
Chicago, Illinois, EUA

Laurie Spiegel (born September 20, 1945, in Chicago) is an American composer. She has worked at Bell Laboratories, in computer graphics, and is known primarily for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software Music Mouse. She also plays the guitar and lute.

Spiegel was seen by some as a pioneer of the New York new-music scene. She withdrew from this scene in the early 1980s, believing that its focus had shifted from artistic process to product. While she continues to support herself through software development, Spiegel aims to use technology in music as a means of furthering her art rather than as an end in itself. In her words, “I automate whatever can be automated to be freer to focus on those aspects of music that can’t be automated. The challenge is to figure out which is which.”

Spiegel’s realization of Johannes Kepler’s “Harmonices Mundi” was chosen for the opening track on the “Sounds of Earth” section of the golden record placed on board the Voyager spacecraft in 1977.

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1976 – Pauline Oliveros – Bye bye butterfly
Houston, Texas, EUA

In 1988, as a result of descending 14 feet into an underground cistern to make a recording, Oliveros coined the term “deep listening”, a pun that has blossomed into “an aesthetic based upon principles of improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation. This aesthetic is designed to inspire both trained and untrained performers to practice the art of listening and responding to environmental conditions in solo and ensemble situations”.[14] Dempster, Oliveros, and Panaiotis then became Deep Listening Band, and deep listening became a program of Pauline Oliveros Foundation, founded in 1985. The Deep Listening program includes annual listening retreats in Europe, New Mexico and in upstate New York, as well as apprenticeship and certification programs. Pauline Oliveros Foundation changed its name to Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. in 2005. The Deep Listening Band, which included Oliveros, David Gamper (1947–2011) and Stuart Dempster, specializes in performing and recording in resonant or reverberant spaces such as caves, cathedrals and huge underground cisterns. They have collaborated with Ellen Fullman and her long-string instrument, as well as countless other musicians, dancers, and performers. The Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer, under the direction of Tome Hahn, is now established and is the steward of the former Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. A celebratory concert was held on March 11, 2015, at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

—in Pauline Oliveros (Wikipedia)

1977 – John Chowning – Stria
Salem, Nova Jersey, EUA

1980 – Alvin Lucier – Music On A Long Thin Wire
Nashua, New Hampshire, EUA

1980 – Suicide – Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne
Nova Iorque, Nova Iorque, EUA

1993 – Reed Ghazala – Father Peyote, Guiding Light
Ohio, Cincinnati, EUA

1996 – Sukia – The Dream Machine
Camarillo, Califórnia, EUA

1997 – Amon Tobin – One Small Step
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2000 – Peaches – Fuck The Pain Away
Toronto, Canadá

2001 – Matmos – Spondee
São Francisco, Califórnia, EUA

2002 – Kid 606 – mp3 killed the cd star
Caracas, Venezuela

2003 – Los Fancy Free – Electric Punk
Narvarte – México

2006 – Venetian Snares – Swindon
Winnipeg, Canadá

2007 – Ricardo Villalobos – Baile
Chile, Santiago

2009 – Nicolas Jaar – El Bandido
Nova Iorque, Nova Iorque, EUA

2010 – Wiliam Basinski – melancholia ii
Houston, Texas, EUA

2012 – Akufen – Chocolate, Strawberry, Ice Cream Cone
Montreal, Canadá

2014 – Deru – 1979
Chicago, Illinois, EUA

2016 – Loscil – Drained Lake
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadá.

2017 – Jlin – Black Origami
Gary, Indiana, EUA

2018 – Tim Hecker – Rose Light
Vancouver, Canadá