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Artist: SPIEGEL, LAURIE
Title: Unseen Worlds
Format: CD
Label: Aesthetic Engineering
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Composed between 1987-90. Released on CD late fall 1991 as Scarlet Records Infinity Series - 88802-2, Out of print March 1992 due to demise of Scarlet Records, Inc. Re-released on Spiegels own Aesthetic Engineering label in 1994." - Aesthetic Engineering.

Artist: SPIEGEL, LAURIE
Title: Obsolete Systems
Format: CD
Label: Electronic Music Foundation
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Laurie Spiegel, electronic music pioneer, has been working with cutting-edge electronic instruments since the 1970s. She has written software, designed systems, and explored most of the early synthesizers. And she is also a wonderful composer! And the music on this CD is so talented, beautiful, and fascinating that it becomes a stunning demonstration of how musical and humanly expressive technology can be. The CD also demonstrates relationships between instruments and the music that can be composed for them. Spiegel writes: Each musical instrument, whether electronic or not, implies an aesthetic domain and sensibility unique to its design ... These are a few Ive personally explored. When it was new, each of these music systems, now long obsolete, was state of the art, visionary, radically new and so revolutionary that it required extended explanations in response to common questions such as Why would anyone ever want to do that?" - Electronic Music Foundation.
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Artist: SPIEGEL, LAURIE
Title: The Expanding Universe
Format: Double CD
Label: Unseen Worlds
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"The Expanding Universe is the classic 1980 debut album by composer and computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel. The album is reissued here for the first time in a massively expanded two-CD set, containing all four original album tracks plus an additional 15 tracks from the same period, nearly all previously unreleased. Some of the already well-know works included in this set are Patchwork, the complete Appalachian Grove series, and Keplers Harmony of the Worlds, which was included on the golden record launched on board the Voyager spacecraft. The pieces comprising The Expanding Universe combine slowly evolving textures with the emotional richness of intricate counterpoint, harmony, and complex rhythms (John Fahey and J. S. Bach are both cited as major influences in the original covers notes), all built of electronic sounds. These works, often grouped with those of Terry Riley, Phil Glass, Steve Reich, differ in their much shorter, clear forms. Composed and realized between 1974 and 1977 on the GROOVE system developed by Max Mathews and F.R. Moore at Bell Laboratories, the pieces on this album were far ahead of their time both in musical content and in how they were made. Each of the included works broke new ground, pioneering completely new methods of live interaction with computer-based logic - ways of creating music that are now reaching the heights of their popularity with Ableton Live, Max/MSP and other interactive music software entering mainstream music production. The package also includes an extensive 24-page booklet with notes by Laurie Spiegel and period photos." - Unseen Worlds.

Artist: SPIEGEL, LAURIE
Title: The Expanding Universe
Format: LP
Label: Unseen Worlds
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"The LP reissue mirrors the original track-listing, but adds A Folk Study to the end of Side A to further even out the sides. A download code for lossless or lossy download of the entire 2CD version is included. The Expanding Universe is the classic 1980 debut album by composer and computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel. The pieces comprising The Expanding Universe combine slowly evolving textures with the emotional richness of intricate counterpoint, harmony, and complex rhythms (John Fahey and J. S. Bach are both cited as major influences in the original covers notes), all built of electronic sounds. These works, often grouped with those of Terry Riley, Phil Glass, Steve Reich, differ in their much shorter, clear forms. Composed and realized between 1974 and 1977 on the GROOVE system developed by Max Mathews and F.R. Moore at Bell Laboratories, the pieces on this album were far ahead of their time both in musical content and in how they were made. Each of the included works broke new ground, pioneering completely new methods of live interaction with computer-based logic - ways of creating music that are now reaching the heights of their popularity with Ableton Live, Max/MSP and other interactive music software entering mainstream music production." -Unseen Worlds.

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