Times Five

Year 1963
Publisher Edition Peters
Program Notes

[The revised Peters Edition score of 2007 replaces all previous editions.]


"I first composed material for an 11 piece orchestra, recorded it and used it as a "reservoir' from which to combine, transform and form the sound material, manipulating it in the studio as a sculptor molds and forms clay. Much of the material in the first and third sections I improvised myself, on piano, celeste, harp, C.bass, vibraphone, marimba, etc. (One of the virtues of "tape pieces" is that the composer himself can be in direct and personal contact with the sounds he wants, rather than having to send obscure graphic messages to instrumentalists.) I have used many of the small, "noisy" sounds that are nearly impossible to get by "scoring" them but have also drawn them graphically in the "live" score in order to try to provoke a delicate and spontaneous "cross talk" between "live" and taped elements.
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Fl., Trbn., Hrp, Vln, Vc, and 4 channels of prerecorded tape
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Selected Performances 1963-02-00 Paris, France
 conducted by Earle Brown

1972-02-06 Peabody Conservatory of Music

1973-02-27 The Baltimore Museum of Art
Ensemble: Peabody Conservatory Faculty and Students
Conductor: Earle Brown

1974-03-08 Rotterdam
Ensemble: Rotterdam Philharmonic

1974-06-00 Basel

1975-03-20 Basel

1976-08-30 Venice, Italy

1981-05-29 Saarbruecken, Saarlaendischer Rundfunk

1984-05-13 Koeln, Germany
Ensemble: Ensemble Koeln

1985-02-08 Berlin

1986-05-18 Saarbruecken, Saarlaendischer Rundfunk

2003-12-12 Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Ensemble: Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin
Conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer

2004-10-05 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Ensemble: New England Conservatory Orchestra

2008-06-28 Berlin, Akademie der Kuenste

2013-01-18 Boston
Callithumpian Consort

2015-12-09 The Cell, New York City
Ensemble Mise-en

2016-06-22 Paris, France
performed by Ensemble Infuse

Recordings:
Musique Expérimentale II (released -0001)
Performed by: Group de Recherches Musicales de L'O.R.T.F.
Produced by: disques BAM

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Selected works 1952-1965 (released 2006)
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Produced by: New World Records

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American Masters Series: Earle Brown (released 1999)
Performed by: Various
Produced by: CRI (note: this has been reissued as "Selected Works 1952-1965" by New World Records)

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