36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 303: Live Kaufmann


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 303 — Live Kaufmann
31-May-1972 (Mittwoch–Wed.)


Normal day with practicing.

At night. Electronic concert. Interesting with “live” Kaufmann piece. Interesting model and concept with good sound result. One voice “live” (motive) builds up into an eventual large “final texture” and then dies away. I like the concept—organic.

Afterwards, went out to eat and drink. A really good time. Probably first time in Austria that I just acted dumb and fooled around. Felt good.


Live Kaufmann. Tonight is a live electronic piece by Prof. Dieter Kaufmann. It relates back to a few days ago when I heard of bit of their earlier work. Well, it was even more interesting than I realized. The live voice sings a motive that, I believe, is manipulated live with musique concrète techniques (I am guessing loops, filters, and manipulation). The texture builds and builds to a final climax, then gradually dies off, reversing itself. I do remember this a bit. Nice.

John lets go? What is this? And I admit it in writing? Was I trying to flirt with Camilla? More likely, I had one drink too many, or just decided to be a college kid. I’m certain I was fine.


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