Larry Polansky

The Theory of Impossible Melody

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Fascinating formal (transformational) logic programs generating electronic and acoustic pieces, using the HMSL (Hierarchical Music Specification Language, designed by Phil Burk, Polansky and David Rosenboom). A feeling of the Cabalistic mysteries. Contains: B'rey'sheet (In the beginning...) ...computer-aided melodic transformations of traditional Hebrew tropes and melodies used for singing the Torah / Cantillation Study No. 1 for Jody Diamond, for voice and electronics / Four Voice Canons Nos. 3-6(#3 for computer, #4 for marimbas, #5 for percussion, #6 for computer) / Simple Actions - Rules Of Compossibility for voice and live computer /Psaltery for Lou Harrison.

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