Morton Subotnick

Key to Songs (1985)/The Return (1985-86)

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Subotnick's music from the electronic music classics Silver Apples of the Moon and The Wild Bull has always been descriptive of poetic, lyrical imagery...similarly, The Key to Songs is based on Max Ernst's collage novel "Une Semaine de Bonte" (A Week of Kindness or the Seven Deadly Elements) and Return: A Triumph of Reason refers to the change from dread and foreboding to reason that was accomplished by Edmond Halley upon explaining the circuit of his well-known comet...a good example of modern "tone poem" electronic music.

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