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Herbert Eimert

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(b Bad Kreuznach, 8 April 1897; d Cologne, 15 Dec. 1972). German composer. He studied in Cologne at the Musikhochschule and the university (1919–30). In 1924 he published a ...

Eimert, Herbert

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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..., Herbert ( b Bad Kreuznach , 1897 ; d Cologne , 1972 ) German composer and theorist . Worked for Cologne Radio 1927–33 and 1945–65 . Music critic Kölnische Zeitung 1936–45 . Founder‐dir., EMS, Cologne, 1951–62 . Co‐ed., with Stockhausen, Die Reihe 1955–62 . Prof. and dir. EMS, Cologne Hochschule für Musik 1965–71 . Works incl. 2 str qts ( 1925 , 1944 ); Tanzmusik , sax, fl, mechanical instr ( 1926 ); Glockenspiel , tape ( 1953 ) and other works on tape. Writings on atonality, 12‐note technique, and elec music distinguish him as...

Eimert, Herbert

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Paul Griffiths

The Oxford Companion to Music

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...Eimert, Herbert ( b Bad Kreuznach , 8 April 1897 ; d Cologne , 15 Dec. 1972 ). German composer . He studied in Cologne at the Musikhochschule and the university ( 1919–30 ). In 1924 he published a treatise on atonality, and he used serial techniques in his First String Quartet ( 1925 ). Later writings included two books on 12-note procedures and many influential articles on electronic music. His output remained small until, in 1951 , he helped found a studio for electronic music at the Cologne radio station, where he was soon joined by ...

Herbert Eimert

Herbert Eimert  

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(b Bad Kreuznach, 8 April 1897; d Cologne, 15 Dec. 1972).German composer. He studied in Cologne at the Musikhochschule and the university (1919–30). In 1924 he published a treatise ...
Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen  

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(1928–2007)German composer and pioneer of electronic music.Orphaned during World War II, Stockhausen had to work to finance his own musical education. He studied first with the Swiss composer Frank ...
electronic music

electronic music  

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Mus. prod. by elec. means, the resulting sounds being recorded on tape. At first the term applied strictly to sounds synthesized electronically, to differentiate from musique concrète, which was ...
twelve-tone music

twelve-tone music  

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(Ger. Zwölftonmusik).System of comp. in which all 12 notes within octave (7 white and 5 black notes of pf.) are treated as ‘equal’, in an ordered relationship where no group of notes predominates as ...
Höller, York

Höller, York (11 Jan. 1944)   Reference library

Anthony Burton

The Oxford Companion to Music

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...Höller, York ( b Leverkusen , 11 Jan. 1944 ). German composer . He studied in Cologne with Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Herbert Eimert . He first worked at the Cologne electronic music studio in 1971 , with Stockhausen ; he became its director in 1990 . He has also had a close association with Boulez , and has created several works at IRCAM. Höller has developed a technique in which a basic cell provides the inspiration for the free development of all aspects of a work. Many of his compositions combine instruments with tape or live electronics....

Melochord

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Hugh Davies

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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...of taped electronic music in Germany. About 1951 Dr Werner Meyer-Eppler obtained a Melochord for the lnstitut für Phonetik und Kommunikationsforschung at the University of Bonn, where he produced sound materials that were used in the early tape compositions of Herbert Eimert and Robert Beyer. Eimert and Beyer were working in Cologne at a studio that was re-equipped in 1953 as the electronic music studio of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk. In the same year Bode constructed for NWDR a special studio model of the Melochord to complement the elektronisches...

Serge Modular Music System

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Kyle Devine

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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...composer Aleksandr Nikolayevich Tcherepnin and the Chinese pianist Lee Hsien Ming, studied with Nadia Boulanger and from 1958 to 1963 at Harvard University. He became an American citizen in 1960. In 1961 he studied with Luigi Nono in Darmstadt, and later with Pierre Boulez, Herbert Eimert, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. From 1966 to 1968 he worked at the studio for electronic music at the Hochschule für Musik, Cologne, and from 1968 he directed the electronic music studio at New York University, moving in 1970 to the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia,...

twelve‐note composition

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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...Walton, Britten, Hindemith, and Shostakovich. Argument will no doubt continue about which composer was the first to use 12‐note technique. Medieval candidates may be found, and Scriabin’s ‘mystic chord’ is a pointer. Hauer’s system pre‐dated Schoenberg’s; and the Ger. critic Herbert Eimert has written that Jef Golyscheff comp. ‘the first unequivocal 12‐note music’ in 1914...

Stockhausen, Karlheinz

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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...orchestras, reflects Stockhausen's preoccupation with the spatial aspect of music. Stockhausen's electronic works date from 1953 , when he joined the newly founded electronic music studio of the West German Radio at Cologne. Here, working in conjunction with its director, Herbert Eimert , he used three signal generators to produce a form of music. In Gesang der Jünglinge ( 1956 ), the human voice is combined with electronic sound. In the 1960s he developed means of electronic transformation, as in Kontakte ( 1960 ) and Momente ( 1962 ). In Stimmung ...

electronic music

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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...played at different speeds, audio oscillators, and an amplified wire coil. An important milestone was reached with experiments at Bonn Univ. in 1949–50 followed by a public perf at Darmstadt in 1951 . The first EMS was est. 1951 by W. Ger . Radio, Cologne, dir. by Herbert Eimert . Other studios soon followed in Milan, Tokyo, London, Warsaw, Brussels, Munich, Eindhoven, Paris, and at Columbia Univ., NY. The establishment, in 1977 , of IRCAM in Paris gave the study and comp of elec music unprecedented resources, and through the 1980s and 90s it...

Stockhausen, Karlheinz

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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...Worked in musique concrète studios of Fr. Radio and experimented with use of elec tone generators. In 1953 returned to Cologne, becoming assistant to Herbert Eimert in EMS of W. Ger. Radio. Became dir. of the studio in 1963 . From 1954 to 1956 studied phonetics and acoustics with W. Meyer‐Eppler at Bonn Univ. In 1954 became ed. of new magazine for serial music Die Reihe , founded by Eimert . Gave first lecture‐concerts in USA 1958 and toured frequently as lecturer and cond. of small ens. Pupils from all over the world went to study with him...

Instrument modifications and extended techniques

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Hugh Davies

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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... Other experiments in the adaptation of instruments of the violin family have included the mechanically operated modified string instruments (including two six-string violins with flat bridges for ease of executing three-note chords) constructed by Erich Doerlmann for Herbert Eimert’s ballet score Der weisse Schwan (1926), and Harry Partch’s ‘adapted viola’ (1928–30) with a cello fingerboard, designed for playing microtonal music. New instruments have been constructed with different compasses and size–compass relationships: shortly before 1920 Léo Sir...

Notation

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H. Wiley Hitchcock and Christopher Hopkins

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...on the richness musical experience. Bibliography Studies Grove7 (Ian D. Bent and others) H. Cowell : “Our Inadequate Notation,” MM , iv/3 (1927), 29 H. Cowell : New Musical Resources (New York, 1930/ R ) A. Copland : “On the Notation of Rhythm,” MM , xxi/4 (1944), 217 H. Eimert , F. Enkel , and K. Stockhausen : Problems of Electronic Music Notation (Ottawa, 1956) C. Seeger : “Prescriptive and Descriptive Music-Writing,” MQ , xliv, 2 (1958), 184 B. Bartolozzi : “Proposals for Changes in Musical Notation,” JMT , v (1961), 297 K. Stone : “Problems...

Electronic instruments

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Hugh Davies

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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...A. Strange : Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls (Dubuque, IA, 1972, 2/1983) R.M. Youngson : ‘Bibliography of Electronic Music’, Studio Sound , vol.14/5 (1972), 45–9 Interface (1972–) A. Douglas : Electronic Music Production (London, 1973, 2/1982) H. Eimert and H.U. Humpert : Das Lexikon der elektronischen Musik (Regensburg, 1973) B.V. Portnoy : Kontsertnïy kompleks Ėlektro-muzïkal’nïkh instrumentov (Moscow, 1973) G. Engel : Elektromechanische und vollelektronische Musikinstrumente (Berlin, 1975) F. Juster : Orgues éle...

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