Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights

Subject: Re: [CEC] EA Performance Rights
From: sylvi macCormac (
Date: Wed Nov 02 2005 - 00:14:33 EST

Hello Elainie et al

if th student were in Canada i would recommend contacting SOCAN member
services. ie

In th case o USA contact member services. ie toto@ascap.usa. i hope that
helps my american cousin(s) :-)

thanks again for including 'Voices of a Place' in Electroacoustic Music
by Women Composers at th Univ of North Texas, 1999 - - it will be presented
again Nov 11 at SFU 40th Annivsary Concert :-)

best of luck, sylvi macCormac
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ / na / da / bc
siwash rock & soundscape composition
rehearsing being shot out of th chicken cannon (see - Royal Canadian Air
while doing paralympic workout with th Phoenix Coyotes hockey team at
Kanuka Ranch

SFU is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and that means the
electroacoustic music studios at the school are also 40 years old, since
Murray Schafer started the first studio there in 1965 (along with UBC,
third studio in Canada).
   We're planning a retrospective concert on November 11, 8pm, in the SFU

Theatre, with the program as below - admittedly a hard choice to select
just a few pieces from the incredible repertoire available, but these are

ones we think are a good representation.
   We're also planning on launching a new CD with 7 of the works,
previously unpublished on CD (Westerkamp, Oswald, Holmes, Piche, Truax,
Eigenfeldt, Gotfrit). My work on the CD will be Androgyny, not Riverrun,
but the concert will feature the first local performance of the 8-channel

version of Riverrun.
   Concert attendees will receive a free copy of the new CD - so please
studio website:

WSP Music for Horns and Whistles (1973) 3:12
Hildegard Westerkamp Whisper Study (1975/79) 10:42
John Oswald Burrows (1974-75) 9:12
Jean Piche La Mer a l'Aube (1977) quad 12:50
Anne (Holmes) Karakatsoulis Wood on Wood on Water (1978) quad 8:50
Paul Dolden Veils: Section A (1984-85) 11:55


Arne Eigenfeldt Waiting (1986) 9:12
Martin Bartlett The Arrival of Sir John Franklin in Paradise
(1988): II. Song from Dante 5:09
Martin Gotfrit Hut20: Guitar (1995) 10:01
sylvi macCormac Voices of a Place: Hildegard Westerkamp inside the
soundscape (1998) 6:24
Barry Truax Riverrun (1986) 8-ch. remix 2004 20'

duration: 107 min.

Elainie Lillios wrote:

> Dear Colleagues:
> A former student of mine has started presenting electroacoustic
> concerts in various venues. It's my understanding that he's not
> making any money on these concerts and views them as an opportunity
> to present new music to varied audiences.
> He emailed me with the following questions about performance rights
> and I don't know how to answer him. Can you help?
> Here are his questions. I appreciate your comments.
> Best,
> Elainie Lillios
> My question is about performance rights- I know that with sheet music,
> one purchases performance rights by purchasing the music. What of EA
> music? Do you know how one brings oneself up to code there? Does
> buying a cd confer performance rights? Do you need to write for
> permission, and if so, with sheet music one writes to the publisher
> and not the composer?

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