12A.docx - 1 According to the unit's lesson what composer is generally regarded as the father of electronic music Edgard Var\u00e8se 2 What was important

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1. According to the unit's lesson, what composer is generally regarded as the father of electronic music? Edgard Varèse 2. What was important about the first performance of Varèse's Poème électronique ? the music was played on 425 speakers, placed all around the pavilion. The 480 seconds of music were played alongside projected images ( photographs, paintings and montage ) as well as text by the building's architect Le Corbusier. It was perhaps the first piece of "surround sound" and certainly of multimedia as we understand the term today. 3. What kinds of sounds did Varèse's Poème électronique include? It was a montage of "found" sounds such as a siren, train, church bells and a human voice which were recorded and manipulated on tape and of new electronic sounds generated by a synthesizer. 4. What does the term "prepared piano" mean? the term used to describe a grand piano whose sound is altered by objects such as bolts, screws, rubber bands, paper, and plastic inserted between the strings of some of the keys.
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