Keyword(s):Recording , Mixed Work , Tape Music
The author presents early American tape music. The first concert was in 1952 at Columbia University with works by Vladimir Ussachevsky. He also analyses a number of techniques and the musical aesthetic of the time through examples by Otto Luening (Low Speed, An Invention on a Twelve-Tone Theme, and Fantasy in Space), John Cage (Williams Mix), Christian Wolff (Magnetic Tape), Earl Brown (Octet), Louis and Bebe Barron (For an Electronic Nervous System n°1) and himself (Sonic Contours).
Ussachevsky, Vladimir (1957). La 'tape music' aux États-Unis