As If

Paul Lansky

Score, Parts and CD
Instrumentation: Violin, Viola, Cello, Tape (recording)
Item Number: BE10
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

As If is Paul Lansky at the genesis of his computer music powers. Here he explores the relationship between pre-recorded and live performers, forcing a re-examination of the concepts of both "composition" and "performance." Lansky worked with an early IBM computer (1981) for As If, a far cry from the powerful computers and complex algorithms he would later create. Dur.: 19'37"

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Commission Commissioned by the Princeton Columbia Electronice Music Center for Speculum Musicae


I. In Preparation
II. At a Distance
III. At Practice
IV. In Distinction