Re: Electroacoustic Flute Music

Subject: Re: Electroacoustic Flute Music
From: Richard Zvonar (
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 23:18:25 EDT

At 9:41 PM -0400 5/5/04, Eliot Handelman wrote:

>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)?

My comment was largely flippant.

>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?

Otto Luening was working with flute and tape delay earlier, though
mostly for creating studio tape pieces such as "Fantasy in Space'
(1952). He appeared on the Today Show with Dave Garroway and some
reports have it that he demonstrated the system on the show (this is

>I was thinking here more on a conceptual/esthetic plane.

Aha. I didn't get that from your question.

I'd be interested in your thoughts along those lines.


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