GLISS, for tape

Robert Cucinotta

About this work:
GLISS was realized at the Center for Computer Music at Brooklyn College using MUSIC360, software developed at MIT to digitally synthesize sound utilizing an IBM360 mainframe computer. In this work, I wanted to explore sounds that would be virtually impossible for instrumentalists. Very slow and even slides between tones (glissandi) and long gradual increases and decreases in volume (crescendi and diminuendi) are the basic building blocks of the composition. The harmony is derived from Scriabin's famous "Mystic Chord."
Year composed: 1982
Duration: 00:07:00
Ensemble type: Electronic Instruments and Sound Sources:Prerecorded Sound
Instrumentation: 1 Prerecorded Sound (Tape/CD/Other)

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