Re: Rhythmic Speech


Subject: Re: Rhythmic Speech
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Tue Jul 19 2005 - 00:40:29 EDT


Englebert Humperdinck in KoenigsKinder (the original version) has a
speaking chorus. (1910's I believe)

http://www.music-with-ease.com/humperdinck-kings-children.html

Ernst Toch: Geographical Fugue (1930s).

Ernst Toch's Geographical Fugue 1930, first German rap music
http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1P9GCZNQS26U3/103-7701082-9483049

and the invaluable: Alternative Voices by Istvan Anhalt, now out of
print I am told.

Four Saints in Three Acts -- Virgil Thompson / Gertrude Stein

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Saints_in_Three_Acts

and Fylkingen

http://www.fylkingen.se/fylkeng.html

At 00:00 -0400 2005/07/10, Chris Leon wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I am writing a paper on the use of spoken word as rhythmic device
>for composition. This involves any sound emitted by the voice (male
>or female) that is morphed into a rhythmic pattern.
>
>Who are the first composers to take speech fragments and create
>rhythmic patterns or loops?
>
>Some of the early pioneers I have found so far are Steve Reich and
>Leos Janacek.



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