Electracoustic Music (1968-2004) (CD) Track listing detail

’Otahiti

Jon Appleton

  • Year of composition: 1973
  • Duration: 9:07

Over the years I have composed three pieces in the studios of the Groupe de Musique Experimentale de Bourges (France). The first work, “’Otahiti” concerned French nuclear testing in the South Pacific. It is one of the “musical storytelling” pieces I have composed over the years.

[source: Réseaux des arts médiatiques]

Newark Airport Rock

Jon Appleton

  • Year of composition: 1969
  • Duration: 2:20
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium


Composed in 1969. Recordings done at Newark Airport (NJ) in February, 1969. Synthesized accompaniment prepared on a Moog III synthesizer in the Bregman Electronic Music Studio.

San Francisco Airport Rock

Jon Appleton

  • Year of composition: 1996
  • Duration: 3:31
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium


A MIDI sequence prepared at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT in the Fall of 1994. Airport voices recorded at the San Francisco International Airport in March, 1996. Final mix at the Bregman Electronic Music Studio in May, 1996. Recording assistance: Janice Neri. Mixing engineer: Martin Dupras.

Yamanotesen To Ko

Jon Appleton

  • Year of composition: 1997
  • Duration: 8:30
To Kojiro Umezaki

My most recent “musical storytelling” piece included here as I have recently been learning to be my own friend. It uses materials recorded while I was teaching at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan and riding the Yamanote Line (a train that circle central Tokyo). Some of the voices and all the sources derived from the shakuhachi were performed by the talented musician and sometime resident of Montréal, Sante Fe, New Mexico, Tokyo and Quechee, Vermont, Kojiro Umezaki to whom the work is dedicated.

[source: Réseaux des arts médiatiques]


Premiere

  • November 14, 1997, Rien à voir (2): carte blanche, La Chapelle — scènes contemporaines, Montréal (Québec)

Ce que signifie la déclaration des droits de l’Homme et du citoyen de 1789 pour les hommes et les citoyens des îles Marquises

Jon Appleton

  • Year of composition: 1989
  • Duration: 10:10

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