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    Gesang der Winde

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    The creation of this work was rendered possible by the technological limits of the UPIC real-time computer, a system developed under the instructions of composer Iannis Xenakis. Its strength resides in the graphical interface controlling a 64-bit Fujitsu DSP chip. The hardware allows for 64 waveforms to be played at any time within a range of 2 to 20 khz! My experience with this system was garnered over a period of five years. Timbre is used as a variable to create this poetic atmosphere. In at least one part of the piece, I am reminded of the classic of this genre Gesang der Jünglinge by K. Stockhausen…