36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 274: Avant-garde


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 274 — Avant-garde
02-May-1972 (Dienstag–Tue.)


Mostly made copies of works and improvisations in the studio—possibly for educational purposes.

Saw an avant-garde film. It was on the contrary, too wild, but it was interesting and I liked it.
(L’autumn) About a producer and actress putting together a movie. The whole film was them looking at us, as if we were the editing device. Wild idea.


Tape copies. In the electronic studio, I make tape copies of all of the components that went into making Fantasy and Broken Glass. Yes, in the future, I did use many of these examples in teaching students about composition and the manipulation of sound. I taught electronic music to both middle school students (grades 7–9) and as a TA and admin to freshman and sophomores in university (Ohio State University and Jersey City State College). I wish I had those tapes today.

Avant-garde. Of course, I can’t remember this film and don’t understand my comment about “too wild.” However, can you imagine an entire film where the two characters are just talking to you (as if you were the “editing reel&rdquoWinking and they were viewing the film? Yes, I still think that’s a wild idea.


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