Electronic Chamber Ensemble



Links to readings, listenings, and other items of interest for the class will be posted here.



Anne of Cleves - The movement Anne of Cleves for rock band and keyboards (piano, organ, synthesizers) from the concept album The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973) by Rick Wakeman

Cathédrale Engloutie - Isao Tomita's arrangement for synthesizers of La Cathédrale Engluotie by Claude Debussy on the album Snowflakes are Dancing (1974)

Chase - The Chase (1978) for synthesizers, by Giorgio Moroder

Data.Microhelix - Data.Microhelix (2005) by Ryoji Ikeda, for computer, demonstrating the use of digital "glitches" as fundamental musical material

Direct Current - Direct Current (2000) by Christopher Dobrian and Kei Akagi, dance score for Kurzweil K2000 synthesizer

Forbidden Planet - Main Title music from Forbidden Planet (1956) by Louis and Bebe Barron, recorded on electronic circuitry of their own design

Jester and the Tyrant - Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant (1976) by Return to Forever, featuring Minimoog synthesizer by Chick Corea (especially 4:28-6:04)

Moog Demo - A YouTube video in two parts (part 1 and part 2) demonstrating some basic operations of the Moog modular synthesizer in the CLASSic synthesizer studio. It gives some idea of how control signals (such as a low-frequency oscillator) can be used to alter a sound signal.

Robots - The Robots (1978) for synthesizers and electronically processed voice, by Kraftwerk

Rockit - Original music video of the tune Rockit (1984) by Herbie Hancock for digital drums and synthesizers

Sinfonia - Sinfonia, from Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir (Cantata BWV 29) by Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded on a Moog modular synthesizer by Wendy Carlos on the album Switched-On Bach (1968)

White Line - Live performance video of Kei Akagi's solo on DX7 synthesizer in the tune White Line by Alan Holdsworth


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Christopher Dobrian, dobrian@uci.edu