Various – Tellus, The Audio Cassette Magazine #22 - False Phonemes
Label: Tellus – Tellus #22 Format: Cassette, Compilation Country: US Released: 1988 Genre: Electronic, Non-Music Style: Spoken Word, Experimental
Excellent inclusion to the great Tellus series with a compilation of works centred around the human voice, with material from Remko Scha, Paul De Marinis, Paul Lansky and more.
False phonemes, the impure voice, cybernetic fleshly abstractions, a disembodied voice, the imp in the machine. FALSE PHONEMES is a collection of works by artists who use computer-generated voices with an emphasis on language.
A1 composed on DEC talk, excerpted from "Impressions of Africa" (1987) A2 voice created on a Kentucky Pocket Braille (1988) A3 computer voice produced with a $12 Radio Shack part bought on a whim A4 a deconstruction of vocal poetic "performance" first analyzed by Rudolph's program program "K" (1986) A5 composed at the Computer Music Facility of the Columbia University Electronic Music Center. excerpts from an opera (1988) A7 another excerpt from "Impressions of Africa" B1 Liner Predictive Coding (1988) B2 written on the back of an envelope in Hartford, CT, July 6, 1984, at New Music America. this version recorded 10/22/85 B3 cheap speech synthesizers that use linear prediction. this recording is an excerpt from a concert given at Roulette, NYC, October 25 1987 B4 realized at the Center for Computer Music at Brooklyn College of CUNY (special thanks to Charles Dodge); recorded 9/5/87, Hugenotten, Karls Kirche, Kassel
Tracklist A1 Remko Scha– Katadeedo Daynatadoh 0:47 A2 Larry Wendt– Galaxy Love 8:59 A3 Brian Reinbolt– Brain Monkey 4:12 A4 Mark Rudolph– Beautiful But Marred By The Blemish Of Perpetual Dissatisfaction 5:42 A5 Alice Shields– Mass For The Dead (Excerpt) 3:51 A6 Paul De Marinis– Mind Power 4:06 A7 Remko Scha– French Recitatif 1:30 B1 Paul Lansky– Not Just More Idle Chatter 7:54 B2 Jon English / Jim Pomeroy– The Hartford Address 2:18 B3 Ron Kuivila– Linear Predictive Zoo 10:40 B4 John Cage– Writings Through The Essay: On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience (Excerpt) 8:58