Selected Works 1961-1969

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Tenney’s work constitutes the first significant and developed body of computer-composed and synthesized music by an American composer. From Cage-influenced aleatoric noise studies, to the influence of sounds heard while driving through a tunnel, to the Shepard tone phenomenon, many of the pieces on this CD were realized at Bell Telephone Laboratories where Tenney used Max Mathews’s digital synthesis program that eventually became Music IV (the model for many of the common computer music environments of the last forty years, and was the first system of its kind available to composers).