36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 312: Goodbye to Dieter Kaufmann

Day 312 — Goodbye to Dieter Kaufmann
09-Jun-1972 (Freitag–Fri.)

It’s the last day of class for the electronic music class, and we say our goodbyes. What a great year it has been!

Day 291: Opera, electronic music, computer music

Day 291 — Opera, electronic music, computer music
19-May-1972 (Freitag–Fri.)

Today, I talk a bit about my growing interest in the emerging fields of computer music and electronic music, and some of my follow-up study and teachers in the genre. I add a couple of thoughts on operatic vs. orchestral climaxes, including Paul Pott and Puccini.

Day 287: Contemporary ballet and OSU

Day 287 — Contemporary ballet and OSU
15-May-1972 (Montag–Mon.)

I speak today to contemporary ballet and modern dance and relate to a modern dance/music composition that I wrote while a student at The Ohio State University. The composition was a musique concrète/electronic work titled, “Ruth,” based on the Book of Ruth from the Old Testament.

Day 285: Amazing teachers, amazing friends

Day 285 — Amazing teachers, amazing friends
13-May-1972 (Samstag–Sat.)

I take a seemingly slow journal day and turn it around into a post about amazing teachers, friends (Mike), melodies, hooks, DJs, and trance. Intriguing. Now you’re “hooked,” right? You have to read this post. I have hypnotized you into a trance. Read…read…read…

Day 277: Note from Nadia Boulanger

Day 277 — Note from Nadia Boulanger
05-May-1972 (Freitag–Fri.)

Nadia Boulanger note part 1
A wonderful note comes to me from Fontainebleau in France. Nadia Boulanger has written me a handwritten note. A treasure. Today’s post is one of the most important to me, personally, in this entire year of blogging.

Day 270: Fantasy on Broken Glass—Finished, yay!

Day 270 — Fantasy on Broken Glass—Finished, yay!
28-April-1972 (Freitag–Fri.)

Fantasy rough score 01
A great day. Fantasy on Broken Glass—that’s my musique concrète work—is finally finished. Yes. It’s a good feeling to complete a project. Be thankful to your teachers. Some pictures of the rough score.