Compositions Demonstrations 1946-1974

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Thanks to contributions in the fields of radar and atomic physics Le Caine Le Caine was allowed to develop a variety of instruments and devices incorporating technology several decades ahead of their time, including the electronic sackbut, one of the first analog synthesizers, a special purpose tape recorder which allowed pitch alteration and incorporated primitive multi-tracking techniques, and a touch-sensitive keyboard which enabled a performer to manipulate the notes on an electronic keyboard. Le Caine did not consider himself a composer as such, but he did have a background in music and the creative drive to use his training to create some exquisite exercises to show off his machines. He created at least one classic of the electroacoustic genre, “Dripsody,” constructed entirely from the manipulated and transfigured sounds of a single drop of water. From 1999