EMS - 50th Anniversary

A 4-CD set in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios (1958-2008)


Click here to read Comments, Memories, and Tributes by Alumni

Click here to read an article on the early history of EMS by Emanuele Battisti

MP3 Format of the Compositions from the CD for Auditioning Purposes

Please note: these compositions are copyrighted by the composer or pubisher. All rights are reserved by the copyright holder. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Composer contact information is provided so that you may get in touch with the composer directly to arrange performances of his/her work.

Disc 1

  1. Vocalise from Seven Electronic Studies for Two-channel Tape Recorder - Lejaren A. Hiller
  2. IBM 7094: early sound synthesis example
  3. of gray twilight - Scott A. Wyatt (s-wyatt@illinois.edu)
  4. Agoraphobia - Stephen Taylor (staylor7@illinois.edu)
  5. Figurations - Mei-Fang Lin (lin_66_2000@yahoo.com)
  6. Time Passed - Ed Martin (martin@uwosh.edu)
  7. Electric Ice - Maggi Payne (maggi@mills.edu)
  8. Shiver - Steve Everett (steve3@uic.edu)
  9. Still Standing Still - Linda Antas (linda.antas@montana.edu)
  10. Predictions, confirmations & Disconfirmations - David Rosenboom (david@calarts.edu)
  11. Hanging On A Fallen Leaf - Ming-ching Chiu (percle@gmail.com)
  12. SONORA - Charles Norman Mason (c.mason@miami.edu)

Disc 2

  1. CSX-1: early sound synthesis example
  2. U-TURN-TO - Herbert Brün (www.smith-publications.com)
  3. LilDaria - Sever Tipei (s-tipei@illinois.edu)
  4. EvenMoreduSt - Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (ehinkle@unt.edu)
  5. Young American Inventions Redux - Steven L. Ricks (stevericksmusic@gmail.com)
  6. Absolute Zero - Daniel Swilley (dswilley@gmail.com)
  7. Where is My Voice? - Mara Helmuth (mara.helmuth@uc.edu)
  8. Final Winter - Marcus Engelmann (mengelmann@hancockcollege.edu)
  9. iff - Ju Ri Seo (seojuri@yahoo.com)
  10. Still Life and Landscape - Andrew Walters (awalters@mansfield.edu)
  11. Phreximus - Paul Oehlers (pauloehlers@comcast.net)
  12. Low End (omaggio:CM) - Glenn Hackbarth (hackbarth@asu.edu)

Disc 3

  1. Lemon Drops - Kenneth Gaburo (pogal@pogus.com)
  2. Streams and Impulses - James Beauchamp (jwbeauch@manfred.music.uiuc.edu)
  3. planes, terrains & auto-mobiles - Erik Lund (eriklund@illinois.edu)
  4. Four Voice Canon #23a for Charles Dodge - Larry Polansky (larry.polansky@dartmouth.edu)
  5. Tensile Strength - Kyong Mee Choi (kchoi@roosevelt.edu) and Timothy Johnson (timothy.ernest.johnson@gmail.com)
  6. Triptych X - Anthony Barata
    Professor Barata prefers not to have his composition in mp3 format. Contact him directly at: abarata@calpoly.edu
  7. Welding - Mary Ellen Childs (melchilds@comcast.net)
  8. Recollection - Michael Pounds (mspounds@bsu.edu)
  9. Gravitational Altitude Correction - Jason Mitchell (jason.holt.mitchell@gmail.com)
  10. excerpt from Cyclonic - Carla Scaletti (carla@symbolicsound.com)
  11. Limosa - Brian Evans (www.brianevans.net)

Disc 4

  1. Museum Piece - Ben Johnston (bburwellj@gmail.com) with Jaap Spek (www.smith-publications.com)
  2. SalMar at IRCAM excerpt - Salvatore Martirano
  3. Breakpoint Screamer - Zack Browning (zbrownin@illinois.edu)
  4. Name Droppings - Brian Belet
    Professor Belet prefers to have only the first minute of Name Droppings in mp3 format. Contact him directly at: beletmusic@sbcglobal.net
  5. Circadian Rhythm - Tsai-yun Huang (judy.huang@gmail.com)
  6. Appassionata - Michael Drews (mdrews@iupui.edu)
  7. silica - Jake Rundall (rundallj@yahoo.com)
  8. Transformation - Daesoon Hwang (compoclass@gmail.com)
  9. Layers - John Melby (jbmelby@johnmelby.com)
  10. Amazing Grace - Heinrich Taube (taube@illinois.edu)
  11. Peroration from Seven Electronic Studies for Two-Channel Tape Recorder - Lejaren A. Hiller