36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 218: Lofty musings today—Hermann Hesse

Day 218 — Lofty musings today—Hermann Hesse
07- March-1972 (Dienstag–Tue.)

Today is heavy with abstract concepts and thoughts. I want to make an abstract film about the human body and talk about influences. It’s Hermann Hesse’s fault.


Day 212: Pupofon Zweimal

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

Electronic scoring and electronic live performance, Prof. Kaufmann’s Pupofon, are the highlights of today. A good full day of music. I wonder about lost opportunities and lost composition.

Day 116: Meine klängen

Day 116 — Meine klängen
26-November-1971 (Fri.)

Today, I play my electronic music sounds (klängen) for the class, and think about what type of composition I may want to write.

Day 085: Austria National Day, goodbye Pupofon girl

Day 85 — Austria National Day, goodbye Pupofon girl
26-October-1971 (Tues.)

I say goodbye to
Pupofon girl—the semi-clad, semi-naked girl tied up in ropes—from the opera, Pupofon. Come on, Google, index, index, index…

Today is an Austrian national holiday. I spend most of the day practicing.


Day 084: Pupofon - electronic music opera

Day 84 — Pupofon—electronic music opera
25-October-1971 (Mon.)

Pupofon II this is not a puppet
No complaining today, I’m getting better at the horn. See, practice makes perfect.

I encounter an arrogant American traveler who can’t survive on $1,000 a week in Vienna.

Finally, I end the day with a great electronic music opera by my very own teacher, Dieter Kaufmann. There are tall, giant puppets walking around. Great concert.