Monthly Archives: January 2011

Profiles: Milton Babbitt

Milton Babbitt (1916-2011) was an American composer who composed for both acoustic and electronic instruments (including the RCA Mark II Synthesizer) and was a founding member of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (now known as the Columbia University Computer Music … Continue reading

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6 Degrees of Glockenspiel: Le Sucrier Velours / Duke Ellington

Le Sucrier Velours / Duke Ellington as performed by Chicago Underground Orchestra from Playground [Delmark, 1998] Le Sucrier Velour is the name of a bird in France. I have seen pictures of it and think it is a good name … Continue reading

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6 Degrees of Glockenspiel: Snookered / Dan Deacon

Snookered / Dan Deacon from Bromst [Carpark, 2009]

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6 Degrees of Glockenspiel: Drumming: Part III / Steve Reich

Drumming: Part III (1971) / Steve Reich as performed by So Percussion from Steve Reich: Drumming [Cantaloupe, 2005] I was really just getting my own music together for the first time, and it was very exciting. It was a given … Continue reading

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6 Degrees of Glockenspiel: Crayon / Manitoba

Crayon / Manitoba from Up In Flames [Domino, 2003]

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6 Degrees of Glockenspiel: Why Patterns? / Morton Feldman

Why Patterns? (1978) / Morton Feldman as performed by California EAR Unit from Feldman: Rothko Chapel; Why Patterns? [New Albion, 1991] I didn’t have to be ashamed to make a “lady,” so to speak, out of the glockenspiel. [Why Patterns?] is … Continue reading

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6 Degrees of Glockenspiel: Bell Solo from The Magic Flute / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Little Brother has been all about new features lately.  In this feature, I’ll be contemplating a theme – a person, place, thing, etc. – and posting daily for six days, each day examining the theme through music from different angles. … Continue reading

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