Various ‎– False Phonemes

Tellus ‎– Tellus #22
Cassette, Compilation

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A1 Remko Scha Katadeedo Daynatadoh
Composed By – Ellen Zweig, Remko SchaGuitar – The Machines*
A2 Larry Wendt Galaxy Love 8:59
A3 Brian Reinbolt Brain Monkey 4:12
A4 Mark Rudolph Beautiful But Marred By The Blemish Of Perpetual Dissatisfaction 5:42
A5 Alice Shields Mass For The Dead (Excerpt) 3:51
A6 Paul De Marinis* Mind Power 4:06
A7 Remko Scha French Recitatif
Words By [French Text] – Raymond Roussel
B1 Paul Lansky Not Just More Idle Chatter 7:54
B2 Jon English / Jim Pomeroy The Hartford Address 2:18
B3 Ron Kuivila Linear Predictive Zoo
Engineer [Recording] – Jim Staley
B4 John Cage Writings Through The Essay: On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience (Excerpt) 8:58



False phonemes, the impure voice, cybernetic fleshly abstractions, a disembodied voice, the imp in the machine. FALSE PHONEMES is a collection of works by artists who use computer-generated voices with an emphasis on language.

A1 composed on DEC talk, excerpted from "Impressions of Africa" (1987)
A2 voice created on a Kentucky Pocket Braille (1988)
A3 computer voice produced with a $12 Radio Shack part bought on a whim
A4 a deconstruction of vocal poetic "performance" first analyzed by Rudolph's program program "K" (1986)
A5 composed at the Computer Music Facility of the Columbia University Electronic Music Center. excerpts from an opera (1988)
A7 another excerpt from "Impressions of Africa"
B1 Liner Predictive Coding (1988)
B2 written on the back of an envelope in Hartford, CT, July 6, 1984, at New Music America. this version recorded 10/22/85
B3 cheap speech synthesizers that use linear prediction. this recording is an excerpt from a concert given at Roulette, NYC, October 25 1987
B4 realized at the Center for Computer Music at Brooklyn College of CUNY (special thanks to Charles Dodge); recorded 9/5/87, Hugenotten, Karls Kirche, Kassel

This project is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Engineered at Studio PASS, NYC.
Copyright 1988. All rights reverted to the individual artists.
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