JON APPLETON

OHV 203 a-b

Major Figure in American Music

interviewed by Joan Thomson

Norwich, VT

August 3, 1977

Cassette Side a                                                                                                                    

Transcript p.1-23

 

Dartmouth, world travels and Guggenheim Fellowship-- musical background-- Reed College-- early teachers-- parental reactions-- different music programs-- composing electronic music--personal music philosophy-- Charles Dodge-- Beethoven-- César Frank-- Mozart-- audience dynamics-- Study #1-- Primary Experience-- two different styles used-- European popularity-- Chef d'Oevre-- Apolliana-- Times Square Times Ten-- O' Tahiti-- working with Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman-- Human Music-- revising works-- Elliott Carter-- composing at Dartmouth-- Max Matthews and Bell Telephone Labs-- John Chowning-- Turenus-- Bill Buckston-- Reese- Ockegham-- Palestrina-- music aesthetics-- Hubert Howe-- Moog synthesizer-- the Grude system-- Synclavier-- school of musical thinking-- Charles Hamm-- Princeton-- John Cage-- Beethoven and Mozart as destructive influences-- different types of music and composers-- Phoxian by Lukas Foss-- Ludwig Van by Mauricio Kagel-- George Rochberg-- Sydney Alonso, Cameron Jones and the first digital synthesizer-- Barry Vercoe-- composer/ programmer relations-- technology-- Norton Stevens-- Moog synthesizer

 

Cassete side b                                                                                                                       

Transcript p.23-38

 

Moog synthesizer-- Norlin-- 1972-- Bob Moog and the effects of business on invention-- description of the Synclavier-- leaving Dartmouth to work with the Swedish Center for Electronic Music-- problems in Sweden-- Knut Wiggen-- beginning working at Dartmouth-- degree chronology-- teaching-- the 1960’s-- creating the electronic music library from the electronic music competition-- the continuings of the competition-- Ussachevsky-- Vox-- Felix Mendelssohn great- great grandson. George Mendelssohn-- corruption in the record industry-- Moses Ashe-- CRI-- experiences with Nonesuch-- comparisons of electronic music and jazz music movements-- Switched on Bach

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OHV 203 c-d

Major Figures in American Music

Charles Dodge's class

April 6, 1978

Columbia University, NY

 

Cassette Side c                                                                                                          

Transcript pp. 1-17

 

Demonstration of the digital synthesizer: the Synclavier, with Cameron Jones--musique concrète--digital oscillators--teamwpork--Dartmouth digital synthesizer--computer languages for it: Clang, Sing--limitations of the computer language--“carriage return” system--work with dance: Plaza Dance Theatre--New England Digital Corporation--real-time performance instruments--conventional instruments--live performance of electronic music--controls of the equipment--working with the equipment--New England Contradances--tuning--piece for choir and instrument--loop function--getting up a scale--technology of the instrument: the different components--

 

Cassette Side d                                                                                                        

Transcript pp. 17-19

 

Technology of the instrument cont’d.--ability of synthesizer to run from a terminal--Joel Chadabe.

 

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