Charles Dodge: Synthesized Voices
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL348     Release Date: 2010-12-15
The compositions recorded here are a product of work with computers in synthetic speech, song and vocal sounds and were created between 1972 and 1975. The music was realized on two different computer music systems and takes advantage of, and attempts to extend and explore their features. The system employed to realize Speech Songs was created at the Bell Telephone Laboratories for research in synthetic speech and speech communication. Since the system was not designed for musical purposes, its limitations were severe and its musical use a great (and often rewarding) challenge. The system used for In Celebration and The Story of Our Lives was designed with the expressed purpose of creating synthetic musical voices, and was therefore much better suited to the task at hand. As with any high technology project, there was extensive collaboration in the production of the works.Thanks go to Joseph Olive, who designed the system at Bell Laboratories and taught me to use it, and to Kenneth Stieglitz of Princeton University and Howard Eskin, Richard Garland of Columbia University, who with the late Godfrey Winham and the composer contributed to the system now (1976) operating at the Columbia University Nevis Laboratories.
-Notes by Charles Dodge



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Track Listing

In Celebration
Charles Dodge
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Speech Songs: I. When I Am with You
Charles Dodge
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Speech Songs: II. He Destroyed Her Image
Charles Dodge
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Speech Songs: III. A Man Sitting in the Cafeteria
Charles Dodge
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Speech Songs: IV. The Days are Ahead
Charles Dodge
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The Story of Our Lives: I. We are Reading the Story of Our Lives
Charles Dodge
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The Story of Our Lives: II. We are Reading the Story of Our Lives
Charles Dodge
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The Story of Our Lives: III. This Morning I Woke and Believed
Charles Dodge
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The Story of Our Lives: IV. Before You Woke
Charles Dodge
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The Story of Our Lives: V. If Only There Were A Perfect Moment in the Book
Charles Dodge
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The Story of Our Lives: VI. The Day Goes On
Charles Dodge
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The Story of Our Lives: VII. The Book Will Not Survive
Charles Dodge
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