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DIY Canons

Various (Simon Wickham-smith, Drew Krause. Philip Corner, Etc)
Label:  Pogus   Catalog #: 21036  
Composer:  Kyoko KobayashiBruno RuviaroMike SwinchoskiMike Winter,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection is a double cd compilation based on a work by Larry Polansky. Pieces are constructed from the sounds of cats, screams, MIDI instruments, computer, Barbie Phone, samples, wooden flutes, piano, bass clarinet, Ringtones, Metro Cards, contrabass, and more. I have some of my favorites - which keep changing each time I listen to the discs. Perhaps you will too. Read on too get a "real" description from the curator of this project.

"The pieces on this CD are all based on the ideas in Larry Polansky's four voice canons, a series of pieces he began in 1975. These canons are usually 'mensuration canons,' which means that the tempi of successive voices is proportional to their start times, so that the voices
Read more end together. They also use simple ideas of moving through a list of permutations, and applying the elements of those permutations to various musical parameters. A set of Polansky's canons was produced on Cold Blue Records as four voice canons. Polansky described these ideas in Four Voice Canon #13 ('DIY Canon'), a kind of open-source meta-canon score. He distributed this at talks and on the web as an open invitation to others who wanted to make four voice canons of their own. Composers responded with a wide variety of variations on the basic idea; a selection of these works is presented here."

-- Simon Wickham-Smith, curator
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Works on This Recording

1.
Cat Canon by Kyoko Kobayashi
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Entrei Pelo Canon 1a by Bruno Ruviaro
Period: 20th Century 
3.
Canon no 1 by Mike Swinchoski
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Transmissions by Mike Swinchoski
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Freeze Dried Canon by Mike Swinchoski
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Filter IV - P.I.L.X. Study No 1 by Mike Winter
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Barbie's Phone Canon by Ross Craig
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Canoni Pitagorici 00-05 by Giuliano Lombardo
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Kullankeltaiset Päivät by Simon Wickham-Smith
Period: 20th Century 
10.
Twin Canon by Steven M. Miller
Period: 20th Century 
11.
Pulse Canon by Steven M. Miller
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Pizzicato Canon by Masaki Kubo
Period: 20th Century 
13.
Canon for LP by Drew Krause
Period: 20th Century 
14.
Thermohaline by George Zelenz
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Ringtone Canon by Stefan Tomic
Period: 20th Century 
16.
Metrocard Canon by Bo Bell
Period: 20th Century 

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