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Warren BURT (Australia)

Warren Burt (1949, Baltimore, USA) composer, musician, lingua-artist, artist. In 1971 he graduated from the State University of New York (BA, Albany), and in 1975 – from the University of California (MA, San Diego). Alongside studies he did his research in the area of vocal techniques, performance and electronic music at the Centre for Music Experiment and Related Research (San Diego, 1973-75). He is the author of a number of productions created in the experimental field of the intersection of text, video art, music and installation, among his productions are the following ones: Aardvarks IV (electronic music series, 1972-75), Nighthawk (video opera, 1973-76), Four Pieces for Synthesizer (1981), Studies for Synthesizer (1982), Aardvarks IX (computer plays, 1983), Samples III (for computer modified orchestral sounds, 1987), Chaotic Research Music (1990) and others. Burt is the director of a number of sound sculptures and installations, and also of films (1978-80): If Structure is an Ampty Glass (90 mins), Der Yiddisher Cowboy (120 mins, jointly with R. A. Robboy), Moods (120 mins), etc. In the 1990s he focused on the intermedia projects with use of the elements of interactivity: Jazzmaze (sound installation, Martigny, 1991), Scherbenkonzert (sound installation, Winterthur, 1992), Diversity (multimedia theatre, Melbourne, 1998), and also conducted a number of musical projects, including the following ones: 38:37, A Machine for Making Sense (jointly with Ch. Mann, 1990), Some Kind of Seasoning (musical live-installation, St. Kilda, 1991), Dense Room (computer graphics and sound installation, Melbourne, 1994), Fair Exchanges (choreographic show jointly with R. Bandt, S. Innes, J. Refshauge, S. Staehli, S. Veitch, 1989) and many others. Burt conducted a large number of solo and group concerts in Australia, USA and Europe, and also tours about Patagonia and New Zealand, including the following ones: Voices, Tuning Forks and Accordion (choir “Astra Choir,” Melbourne, 1986) and a series of musical choreographic performances (choreographer E. Karczag, Melbourne Brisbane, 1992, and a tour about Australia, 1994). He has paricipated in various international festivals of experimental music, including such as: Paris Autumn Festival (Paris, 1983), New Music America (Philadelphia, 1987), EXPO 88 (Brisbane, 1988), Аrs Electronica (Linz, 1989), World Music Days (jointly with V. Lagzdina and others, Warsaw, 1992), A Year of Fridays (Melbourne, 1998), 7th New York Improvisation Festival (jointly with Ch. Mann and E. Karczag, New York, 1998) and others. He is the author of numerous productions for the radio, including such as Radio Performance Project 1983 (PBA, 1983), Samples III (ABC-FM, 1987), Words and Sounds in the Australian Landscape (ABC-FM, 1987), and a number of Net-radio stations in Finland, Norway, Australia, and Canada. Burt is a holder of various prizes and awards, including the one for the video film “24 Meditations” – the first prize at the Sydney Video Festival (1986) and Honorable Mention of the American Film Institute (Los Angeles, 1986). He is the author of a number of theoretical publications, among them are the following ones: Writings from a Scarlet Aardvark, 15 Articles on Music and Art, 1981-93 (Frog Peak Music Ed., 1993), Critical Vices: The Myths of Post-Modern Theory (jointly with N. Zurbrugg, New York: Gordon and Breach, 1999). Since 1975 Warren Burt has lived and worked in Melbourne (Australia).



“Five Tango Permutations”
(fragment, on CD-edition: 4’18”)

Written and composed
by Warren Burt.
Recorded and engineered
by Warren Burt at his home studio,
Melbourne, March 28, 2000.
The piece was made on a Gateway
Pentium laptop computer,
using the software Cool Edit Pro,
Softstep, and Var Modular.
© 2000 Warren Burt, Melbourne.

Fragment, 1'00”:

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