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Synchronisms No.1 for flute and tape

Synchronisms No.1 for flute and tape

By Davidovsky Mario

M. Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 1 for flute and tape was written in 1963, exploring possibilities of new technologies available at that time. Overall Davidovsky created twelve Synchronisms, each for different instrument, ensemble or orchestra, coaxing electronic sounds with acoustic instrument. His attempts to make electronic sounds more nuanced were acknowledged with the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1971.

Harvey Sollberger

2010 Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc.

Synchronism No. 1

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Davidovsky Mario

Mario Davidovsky (1934-2019) was an Argentinian-born American composer who is mostly known for his "Synchronisms": series of works for solo instrument and electroacoustic sounds played from a tape. Encouraged by his teacher Aaron Copland, Davidovsky explored possibilities of electroacoustic music and became associate director of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, and later – professor of music at Harvard.
Starting from 1970s Davidovsky mostly wrote nonelectronic music. Among best of his know works:  Transients for Orchestra, String Quartet No. 3, Festino for guitar, viola, violoncello and contrabass, and Sefarad: Four Spanish-Ladino Folk scenes for baritone, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and percussion.