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The Voice of the Poet (ART 1019, 1997)

by David Mahler

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A study of the crescendo/decrescendo and pith characteristics of spinning objects. Coins, metal washers, and an aluminum hoop, along with the toy called Chinese Yo-Yo make up the sound sources. The spinning objects were set whirling on a wooden crate and an old tin box. Composed at Soundwork Studio with the assistance of a Composer Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and as fulfillment of a long-standing commission from my brother Peter and sister-in-law Annette.
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Works on Tape 1972 – 1986


released November 1, 1997


All pieces remastered from the original analog tapes and assembled for CD by Tom Erbe at California Institute of the Arts.

Design and illustration by Michael Sumner


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