36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 313: Thank you Prof. Lintz-Maues


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

Day 313 — Thank you Prof. Lintz-Maues
10-Jun-1972 (Samstag–Sat.)


Played through piece for recital. I hope it goes better, otherwise I’ll be pretty embarrassed.

Spent the rest of the day making two copies of
Fantasy for Berlin and Bourges. I made the copies early in the morning. Later, Roger came. I spent the rest of the day splicing them [the copies].


1972. It looks like I am practicing my horn piece for the class recital. That’s good that I agreed to play.

Fantasy. Finally, I make the copies of Fantasy for the electronic music studio. I am leaving these copies for Prof. Kaufmann and the studio so that they can be played in contemporary music festivals in Bourges and in Berlin. I like that. Ironically, these copies have come to be quite important to me in 2009. As I have mentioned before, I had lost my personal copies of Fantasy.

Fantasy recordings from Vienna. In 2009, two days after the “world premiere” of Fantasy in 1972, I received a CD from Vienna that contained the digitized versions of Fantasy that I left in the studio in 1972, and future versions that I subsequently sent Prof. Kaufmann. These recordings included:

Fantasie über zebrochenes Glas (1972) (22:01). The original.
Fantasie über zebrohenes Glas (1974) (7:09). Revised.
• Fantasy-Examples of sound Manipulation (Vienna 1972) (11:46)
Untitled Work (Columbia-Princeton, 1974) (9:04)

What an incredible feeling to hear these works once again (after 30+ years). It brought back more explicit memories. Of educational interest, are the examples of sound manipulation where I take the original sound of breaking glass and give examples of musique concrète sound manipulation.

One day, I will try to post some audio-file examples on this blog of some of these works.

Thanks to Prof. Igor Lintz-Maues. My heartfelt thanks goes out to composer and professor Igor Lintz-Maues, Director of the Institut für Komposition und Elektroakustik at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien. Prof. Lintz-Maues recovered and digitized the recordings of Fantasy on Broken Glass from the Vienna studios. The recordings sounded great and it is an amazing achievement that those tapes were recovered from that long ago. Thank you, Dr. Lintz-Maues for your kindness and effort in recovering these tapes.

Dr. Lintz-Maues, I hope to send you and your class a Sacher Torte some time in the future.


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