36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 212: Pupofon Zweimal


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

Day 212 — Pupofon Zweimal
01-March (März)-1972 (Mittwoch–Wed.)



Did everything except piano.

The El. Musik score will be one of the most difficult things to realize.

Saw “Pupofon” again—very good.


It’s März. It’s only taken me to March to learn the names of the German months. After today, I won’t post these month names.

Scoring. The picture below is an example of my color-graphed version of the electronic score of Fantasy on Broken Glass. Again, mostly layered sound elements. In the future, I’ll post a few additional score examples. I wish I could find my original tapes.

Score sample from Fantasy

Kaufmann’s Pupofon. I see Prof. Dieter Kaufmann’s amazing live performance of Pupofon once again (See Day 084). Kaufmann uses voice, electronic manipulation, improvisation, as live theatre and opera to create an exciting work that catches my attention. I still don’t remember the girl in the opening photo.

Lost composition. Today, in 2009, I briefly speak to a colleague about the need for “creative outlets” for the things you love the most. For example, writing music or performing. For others, it could be writing a novel, or painting. I regret not remaining in music full time, say as a college professor and composer. Even though today’s journal is short, it is full of music. Horn performance, composition, and attending live contemporary concerts. How would my life have been different today if I had completed my doctorate degree in composition (at Ohio State University in Columbus) and been more immersed in a creative environment involving contemporary music and composition? I wonder.


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