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Editor’s Note to Gesprochene Musik, 1. “O–a” and 2. “Ta–tam”

Caines, Christopher

This piece is the last movement of a suite GESPROCHENE MUSIK (Spoken Music), which, from different angles, tries to produce musical effects from speech. The suite was performed and recorded at the Berlin Festival of Contemporary music [sic] in 1930. The record got lost or was destroyed, likewise the music, except the manuscript.

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January 30, 2017

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A preface giving context to this musical composition is available in Academic Commons at http://www.dx.doi.org/10.7916/D80R9RDH

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