Winham / Vercoe / Hoffmann / Gressel: Computer Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL393     Release Date: 2011-02-15
Marcus Thompson, viola

This recording contains three "generations" of computer composers whose music uses three generations of computer music languages. The late Godfrey Winham is recognized as a prime force in the development of computer music — he was responsible for the FORTRAN version of Music IV, the original program developed in 1960 by Max Matthews of Bell Telephone Laboratories. Barry Vercoe was Winham's student at Princeton and there invented a more streamlined language, Music 360, now in wide use. The newer Music-11 system was developed by Vercoe at M.I.T. Richard Hoffmann and Joel Gressel did their work at M.I.T. and Princeton respectively, Hoffmann using Vercoe's Music-11 and Gressel using Music 360.


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

Various Artists

Winham / Vercoe / Hoffmann / Gressel: Computer Works

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Track Listing

N P: I. -
Godfrey Winham
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N P: II. -
Godfrey Winham
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Synapse for Viola and Computer
Barry Vercoe
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In Memoriam Patris
Richard Hoffmann
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Crossings
Joel Gressel
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P-Vibes "Three Canons": I. -
Joel Gressel
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P-Vibes "Three Canons": II. -
Joel Gressel
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P-Vibes "Three Canons": III. -
Joel Gressel
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