Out of Sight

Åke Parmerud

Out of Sight

  • Åke Parmerud
  • Year of composition: 1981
  • Duration: 11:00
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • ISWC: T0000791105

Out of Sight is a so-called “pure” computer composition, which means that all the musical material is produced directly in a digital studio without any analog modifications. The piece is part of the multimedia work Floden av Glas (The River of Glass) (earlier called Suburban Night) and functions together with dancers and slide-projections. The purpose of the composition (apart from its musical and dramatic function in the multimedia work) has been to use and integrate a wide register of the sound expressions of the computer in a compositional entity, compared with the emphasizing of certain qualities and characters which is common in many of the computer music produced up till now.

Out of Sight was realized in 1981 at the Computer Studio of EMS (Stockholm, Sweden).


  • December 8, 1981, Concert, Kulturhuset, Stockholm (Sweden)