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David Cope

Visions - Music for Orchestra, 2 Pianos and Computer-Generated Tape

Label: Folkways Records

Format: Custom CD

Genre: Electronic

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**2020 stock** This 1979 record is a five-movement composition for large chamber orchestra by David Cope. First presented by the Santa Cruz Chamber Symphony in 1978, the work attempts to demonstrate the relationships between sound and physical space and to translate them to recorded sound as well as performance. The tapes in the piece were composed at Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and were “spliced” digitally rather than physically. Liner notes contain drawings of the way that Cope uses structure and sound, figures explaining the synthesizer’s digital reading, a short biography of Cope, and an explanation of the piece.

This CD is a custom made copy from Smithsonian Folkways collection. Every effort has been made to preserve its historical and aural integrity. The original liner notes are include as a PDF file on the disc or are available here

Cat. number: FTS 33452
Year: 2020

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