Re: Electroacoustic Flute Music

Subject: Re: Electroacoustic Flute Music
From: Eliot Handelman (
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 21:41:56 EDT

Richard Zvonar wrote:

> At 2:13 PM -0400 5/5/04, Eliot Handelman wrote:
>> Is the flute in fact not the instrument most often conjoined with
>> electronics?
> Second only to the guitar!

are we speaking here of rock/etc, or of the sort of music people
recommend not
performing in university concert halls in order to win bigger audiences
(avant-garde, etc)?

The first piece I can think of is Davidovsly's synchronisms #1, 1962,
for flute + electroids. Any earlier?

The first instrument/electroid combo period is theoretically
Stockhausen's Kontakte -- 59/60 -- earlier?

> It's also one of the instruments most commonly associated with
> extended performance technique (multiphonics, microtones, key clicks,
> vocalization, etc.) and even unaltered it has a timbre closely aligned
> with classic electronic sounds.

all granted, but I was thinking here more on a conceptual/esthetic
plane. I'll fill in some thoughts
on that another time, unless someone wishes to bite.

-- eliot

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