36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

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 122: Frank Zappa rocks Vienna

Day 122 — Frank Zappa rocks Vienna
02-December-1971 (Thur.)

First 2007 mini snowfall
It’s Vienna—Mahler, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, opera, symphony orchestras, and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Zappa rocks the Konzerthaus in Vienna. Hippies all over the place. It was a blast of a concert. 2007 sees its first mini-snowfall. Read More...