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Becoming (1985) [11:00]
experimental style

Tape

Publisher:
Soundlib Press

Recording:
None

A study in the evolution of timbres and scale-forms.

Program Note:
BECOMING (1985) is a study in the evolution of timbres and scale-forms.
This music was generated with a small computer (Commodore 64) controlling a
digital synthesizer (Yamaha DX-7), and again, was produced in my home
studio. This project is the result of my current interests in digital
synthesis, using FORTH (a computer language) and MASC (a FORTH-based music
language). Just a few years ago such music could only be generated, very
expensively, with a large computer.