Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Justice
    Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Justice composed by Roger Reynolds
    Videorecording. Filmed Operas.. electronic | composed by Roger Reynolds. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from screen (viewed on March 20, 2009). Commissioned by the Julian E. Berla and Freda Hauptman Berla Fund in the Library of Congress for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial. Carmen Pelton, soprano; Steven Schick, percussion; Donnah Welby, actress. (Performers). Recorded at the Thomas Jefferson Building's Great Hall on November 30, ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Pelton, Carmen - Schick, Steven - Welby, Donnah - Fonte, Henry
    • Date: 2001
  • Collection
    The Roger Reynolds Collection Roger Reynolds' compositions incorporate elements of theater, digital signal processing, dance, video, and real-time computer spatialization, in a signature multidimensionality of engagement. This Web site provides a glimpse into the process of this Pulitzer prizewinning American composer.
    • Contributor: Reynolds, Roger - Daniel, Oliver - Druckman, Jacob - Eaton, John - Gaburo, Kenneth - Ichiyanagi, Toshi - Kraft, William - Lockwood, Lewis - Luening, Otto - Subotnick, Morton - Tilbury, John - Zukofsky, Paul
    • Date: 1964

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  • Audio Recording
    Three circuitous paths to the music of Roger Reynolds compact disc | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. | Courtesy of Neuma Records, 28 Hurlbut Street, #2, Cambridge, MA 02138. (Copyright Notice). Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from this item are available. (Standard Restriction). Compact Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Neuma Records - June in Buffalo Ensemble - Levine, Jesse - Sollberger, Harvey - Rudich, Rachel - Reynolds, Roger
    • Date: 2002
  • Audio Recording
    Summer Island (Islands from Archipelago: I) sound recording | 1 sound disc (9 min., 46 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | On insert: Solo Oboe, Quadraphonic computer processed sound On insert: First performance: 7 November 1984 Interlink Festival, Tokyo, James Ostryniec, Oboe On insert: Commissioned by Randolph S. Rothschild On insert: This Audio CD is a stereo reduction of the computer music cue that accompanies the live performance ...
    • Contributor: C.F. Peters - Reynolds, Roger
    • Date: 1884
  • Audio Recording
    Symphony [Vertigo] sound recording | 1 sound disc (14 min., 57 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | Orchestra, Quadraphonic computer processed sound; 2 flutes (II = piccolo), alto flute, 2 oboes, Ca, 2 Clarinet (II = clarinet Eb), bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percusion, piano, harp, strings. On insert: First performance: 9 December 1987, San ...
    • Contributor: C.F. Peters - Reynolds, Roger
    • Date: 1987
  • Audio Recording
    The Red act arias compact disc | 1 sound disc (19 min., 59 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | On insert: Orchestra, Chorus, Narrator, Computer processed and spatialized vocal, instrumental, and environmental sound. 4 flutes (III, IV = piccolo), 3 oboes, ca, 2 clarinets, clarinet Eb (clarinet), bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, 4 percussion, piano, celeste, harp, ...
    • Contributor: C.F. Peters - Reynolds, Roger
    • Date: 1997
  • Audio Recording
    Process and Passion compact disc | 1 sound disc (12 min., 50 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | On insert: Violin, Cello, Computer processed sound, Optional real-time computer spatialization. On insert: First Performance: 15 November 2002; Nicolas Miribel, Violin, Alexis Descharmes, Cello, Frédéric Voisin, Technical Support On insert: Festival Why Note? Dijon, France On insert: Commissioned by Festival Why Note? On insert: This Audio CD ...
    • Contributor: C.F. Peters - Reynolds, Roger
    • Date: 2002
  • Audio Recording
    The serpent-snapping eye compact disc | 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | Computer synthesized sound. (Performers). The audio files made available on this compact disc are 44.1k, 16-bit stereo reductions of the multi-channel version. They are intended to be used only for study. Trumpet, percussion, piano, and quadraphonic synthesized sound. First performance: 31 January 1979, Mandeville Center for the Arts, La Jolla, Sonor ...
    • Contributor: C.F. Peters - Reynolds, Roger
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    The palace
    The Palace [Voicespace IV] (1978-80) 16'
    compact disc | 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | This Audio CD is a stereo reduction of the computer music cues that accompany the live performance of this work. (This is intended for study purposes and not for the performance of the work). (Contents). Insert: Channel Assignments start at 5 seconds with channel one and proceed at 10 second intervals ...
    • Contributor: Reynolds, Roger
  • Audio Recording
    The angel of death compact disc | 2 sound discs (17 min., 53 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | Solo Piano, Chamber Orchestra (16 players), 6-channel computer processed sound First performance: 7 June 2001, 2001 Agora Festival, Paris; Jean-Marie Cottet, Solo Piano, Ensemble Court-Circuit Pierre-André Valade, Conductor Commissioned by Ircam for the 2001 Agora Festival, Paris This Audio CD is a stereo reduction of the computer ...
    • Contributor: C.F. Peters - Reynolds, Roger
    • Date: 2001
  • Web Page
    Rights and Access - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or ...
  • Article
    An Interview with Roger Reynolds - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections On October 17 and 18 of 2000, music specialist Stephen Soderberg of the Library sat down with Roger Reynolds in Studio A to talk with him about the work of composing as it relates to his career.
    • Date: 2006
  • Article
    Beginnings - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections Whispers Out of Time [enlarge] While Valentine Visiting Professor at Amherst College in 1986, Reynolds came upon the extended poem by John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, a text concerned with the artist's relationship to society and the influence of time. The poem mentions Mahler, and this stimulated Reynolds toward an atypical engagement with musical quotation (Mahler and also Beethoven). Whispers' six movements, ...
  • Article
    Importance of an Overall Plan to Composition - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections Transfigured Wind [enlarge] In 1984, having just completed Archipelago, Reynolds embarked on a project where the same sorts of processes that were used with considerable intricacy in that work, could be simplified and opened-up while still addressing an extended formal purpose (Both works are over 30 minute in length). Transfigured Wind II was premièred at Fisher Hall during the New York Philharmonic's
  • Article
    The Work of a Composer - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections SS: There are a couple of issues that we really should come back to or important issues that we haven't covered yet. First of all, on the composer, the issue of self-awareness. Are there additional comments that you could make in this area? RR: You quoted to me on another occasion an anecdote that I had relayed about a time in the early 70s ...
  • Article
    Transfigured Wind: A Guide - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections SS: OK. What we'd like to do now is go through Transfigured Wind III with Roger giving us some commentary as we go. We hope this is not how you will listen to the piece in concert because we're going to be interrupting quite a bit here. Roger, this is your show. RR: OK, and you're certainly free to interrupt at any point. What ...
  • Article
    Discography - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections Commercial Recordings (LP) *(asterisk) denotes an all-Reynolds LP *
  • Article
    List of Works - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections Solo Works Solo with Ensemble String Ensemble Percussion Piano Electroacoustic Multimedia Voice(s) and Instrument(s) Orchestra Instrumental Ensemble Music for Theater * denotes rental piece Solo Works Ambages (1964) 9.5' Solo Flute First performance: October 1964 Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio Karen Reynolds, Flute P06829 Autumn Island (Islands from Archipelago: II) (1986) 13' Solo Marimba First performance: 7 November 1986 Kennedy Center, Washington, DC Gordon Stout, Marimba ...
  • Article
    More About the Composer - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections Biography Guide to the Collection Special Presentation: Justice (video)
  • Article
    The Genealogy of Transfigured Wind - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections During the summer of 2006, composer Roger Reynolds set out to create an illustrated history of the computer components of a series of compositions he entitled Transfigured Wind. This assembly of notes, diagrams, sound recordings and linking commentary reveals the artistic process behind the creation of this complex electroacoustic musical work. Introduction Roger Reynolds provides background on the creation of Transfigured Wind and describes ...
    • Date: 2006
  • Article
    Combinations and Conclusions - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections Recordings of two of the Transfigured Wind series are provided in their entirety in this section: Transfigured Wind III, for solo flute, chamber orchestra, and computer sound, and Transfigured Wind IV, for solo flute and computer sound. The Computer Cues in Musical Context Aligned with these recordings at precisely the correct moments in time, are the computer cues (or what the documentation refers to ...
  • Article
    Computer Cues - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections Although, in the early 80's, computers were capable of processing sounds that had been converted to digital form, they were still far too massive and delicate to serve musicians under actual performance conditions. Thus, the four primary
  • Article
    Form and Process - The Roger Reynolds Collection - Digital Collections The proposed form of the whole composition — where the seminal flute solos would be situated in the large design — as well as the digital signal processing strategies that were conceive and realize, is described below through a series of page images and sound files. This abundance of sound examples should allow you to experience, even now at a remove of more than ...