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Bülent Arel (1919-1990)

Bülent Arel, composer  Bülent Arel was a composer of contemporary classical music and electronic music. He studied composition at the
  Ankara Conservatory and sound engineering in Paris. In 1959 he was invited to work at the Columbia-Princeton
  Electronic Music Center. In 1962, he worked with Edgard Varèse on the electronic sections of Varèse's Deserts.
  He also designed and installed the electronic music laboratory at Yale University, and he established the electronic
  music program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he taught from 1971 until his retirement
 in 1989. He invented the 'splicing tape dispenser', as well as other devices for tape handling. He was a pioneer
                 of looping techniques.
-  Discogs

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Arel Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Sonata for Viola and Piano (1945)
Folk Songs, piano (1945)
Divertimento, [horns???] (1946)
Allegro de Concert, piano and orchestra (1946)
Strings Quartet (1946)
Theme and Seven Variations, piano (1947) [1946?]
Children's Ballet Suite in Old Style, piano (1948; orchestrated 1951)
Three Madrigal, chorus (1948)
Trio, violin, cello and piano (1947-49)
Suite intime, orchestra (1949)
Masques: Suite of Antique Dances, chamber orchestra [ww:2222; str: 2111] (1949)
    - Suite of Masques, chamber orchestra (1949) [same as "Masques: Suite of Antique Dances" ???]
Symphony No. 1, orchestra (1949) [???based on "String Quartet", 1946]
La Dance, piano (1949)
Ancient Mask, harp (1950)
Six Waltz, harp (1950)
Improvisation on Klee Pictures, chamber orchestra (1951)
Symphony No. 2, orchestra (1951-52)
La Danse, piano and orchestra (1951-52)
Hansel and Gretel, ballet (1952)
Sechs Bagatellen (Six Bagatelles), string orchestra (1952) [1954?]
Symphony No. 3, orchestra (1952) [twelve tone technique]
Les Roses (6 songs), voice and piano (1952) [text: Rilke]
Bremen Town Musicians, ballet (1956)
Nasreddin Hodja, ballet (1956-57)  [a 13th cent. populist philosopher, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes]
Music for String Quartet and Oscillator (1st version) (1957)
    - Music for String Quartet and Tape (2nd version) (1962) [rev. 1968?]
Musik für Viola (Music for Viola) (1957; pub. 1959) ["Music for Unaccompanied Viola"]
    - Piece, viola (1957; pub. 1971 by American Composers Alliance) [???same as "Musik für Viola", 1957]
    - Music for Unaccompanied Violin (1957) [transcription of "Music for Unaccompanied Viola"]
Dört Anadolu Dansi (Four Anatolian Dances), orchestra (1958)
Five Sonnet, voice and piano (1958) [text: Ilhan Berk]
Hommage a Haydn, orchestra (1960)
Electronic Music No. 1, tape (1960)
Wall Street Impressions, film score, tape (1960)
Fragment, tape (1960) [???same as "Fragment from "The Scapegoat", 1961]
The Scapegoat, incidental music (1960-61) [???music for Kafka's "The Trial"]
    - Fragment from "The Scapegoat", [tape?] (1961)
    - The Scapegoat Suite, [tape?] (1961)
Stereo Electronic Music No. 1 [2 channel and 5 channel versions] (1961)
Short Electronic Study, tape (1961)
Music for a Sacred Service: Prelude and Postlude, tape (1961)
Deserts, tape (1962) [collab. w/Varèse]
Modern dans ve müzik, video tape (1964)
Boulevard (Bulvar), incidental music (1965) [1963?] [for play by Turgut Özakman]
For Violin and Piano (1966) [1967?]
Interrupted Preludes, organ (1967) [originally titled "Prelude for Organ"; retitled 1979]
Mimiana I: Flux, dance piece, tape (1968) [film and dance?] [choreography by Mimi Garrard/Mimi Garrard Dance Theater]
Short Piece for Orchestra (1968)
Mimiana II: Frieze, dance piece, tape (1969) [choreography by Mimi Garrard/Mimi Garrard Dance Theater]
Cappriccio for TV, electroacoustic (1969) [music for dance, on film] [collab. w/J. Seawright]
Stereo Electronic Music No. 2, tape (1970)
Out of Into, animated film score (1971) [collab. w/Daria Semegen]
Trill Study, tape (1971) [with Daria Semegen]
Mimiana III: Six & Seven, dance piece, tape (1973) [choreography by Mimi Garrard/Mimi Garrard Dance Theater]
Fantasy and Dance for Five Viols and Tape (1973) [1974?]
Rounding, dance piece (1985) [for Mimi Garrard Dance Group]


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Arel Links     ~ top of page ~
Dance
Children's Ballet Suite in Old Style, piano (1948; orchestrated 1951)
Hansel and Gretel, ballet (1952)
Bremen Town Musicians, ballet (1956)
Nasreddin Hodja, ballet (1956-57)  [a 13th cent. populist philosopher, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes]
Mimiana I: Flux, dance piece, tape (1968) [film and dance?] [choreography by Mimi Garrard/Mimi Garrard Dance Theater]
Mimiana II: Frieze, dance piece, tape (1969) [choreography by Mimi Garrard/Mimi Garrard Dance Theater]
Cappriccio for TV, electroacoustic (1969) [music for dance, on film] [collab. w/J. Seawright]
Mimiana III: Six & Seven, dance piece, tape (1973) [choreography by Mimi Garrard/Mimi Garrard Dance Theater]
Rounding, dance piece (1985) [for Mimi Garrard Dance Group]

Orchestra
Divertimento, [horns???] (1946)
Suite intime, orchestra (1949)
Masques: Suite of Antique Dances, chamber orchestra [ww:2222; str: 2111] (1949)
    - Suite of Masques, chamber orchestra (1949) [same as "Masques: Suite of Antique Dances" ???]
Symphony No. 1, orchestra (1949) [???based on "String Quartet", 1946]
Improvisation on Klee Pictures, chamber orchestra (1951)
Symphony No. 2, orchestra (1951-52)
Sechs Bagatellen (Six Bagatelles), string orchestra (1952) [1954?]
Symphony No. 3, orchestra (1952) [twelve tone technique]
Dört Anadolu Dansi (Four Anatolian Dances), orchestra (1958)
Hommage a Haydn, orchestra (1960)
Short Piece for Orchestra (1968)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Allegro de Concert, piano and orchestra (1946)
La Danse, piano and orchestra (1951-52)

Choral
Three Madrigal, chorus (1948)

Chamber
Sonata for Viola and Piano (1945)
Strings Quartet (1946)
Trio, violin, cello and piano (1947-49)
Masques: Suite of Antique Dances, chamber orchestra [ww:2222; str: 2111] (1949)
Music for String Quartet and Oscillator (1st version) (1957)
    - Music for String Quartet and Tape (2nd version) (1962) [rev. 1968?]
For Violin and Piano (1966) [1967?]
Fantasy and Dance for Five Viols and Tape (1973) [1974?]

Solo Instrument
Ancient Mask, harp (1950)
Six Waltz, harp (1950)
Musik für Viola (Music for Viola) (1957; pub. 1959) ["Music for Unaccompanied Viola"]
    - Piece, viola (1957; pub. 1971 by American Composers Alliance) [???same as "Musik für Viola", 1957]
    - Music for Unaccompanied Violin (1957) [transcription of "Music for Unaccompanied Viola"]

Piano or Organ
Folk Songs, piano (1945)
Theme and Seven Variations, piano (1947) [1946?]
La Dance, piano (1949)
Interrupted Preludes, organ (1967) [originally titled "Prelude for Organ"; retitled 1979]

Vocal
Les Roses (6 songs), voice and piano (1952) [text: Rilke]
Five Sonnet, voice and piano (1958) [text: Ilhan Berk]

Incidental/Film
Wall Street Impressions, film score, tape (1960)
The Scapegoat, incidental music (1960-61) [???music for Kafka's "The Trial"]
    - Fragment from "The Scapegoat", [tape?] (1961)
    - The Scapegoat Suite, [tape?] (1961)
Boulevard (Bulvar), incidental music (1965) [1963?] [for play by Turgut Özakman]
Out of Into, animated film score (1971) [collab. w/Daria Semegen]

Electronic/Electroacoustic
Music for String Quartet and Oscillator (1st version) (1957)
    - Music for String Quartet and Tape (2nd version) (1962) [rev. 1968?]
Electronic Music No. 1, tape (1960)
Wall Street Impressions, film score, tape (1960)
Fragment, tape (1960) [???same as "Fragment from "The Scapegoat", 1961]
The Scapegoat, incidental music (1960-61) [???music for Kafka's "The Trial"]
    - Fragment from "The Scapegoat", [tape?] (1961)
    - The Scapegoat Suite, [tape?] (1961)
Stereo Electronic Music No. 1 [2 channel and 5 channel versions] (1961)
Short Electronic Study, tape (1961)
Music for a Sacred Service: Prelude and Postlude, tape (1961)
Deserts, tape (1962) [collab. w/Varèse]
Modern dans ve müzik, video tape (1964)
Mimiana I: Flux, dance piece, tape (1968) [film and dance?] [choreography by Mimi Garrard/Mimi Garrard Dance Theater]
Mimiana II: Frieze, dance piece, tape (1969) [choreography by Mimi Garrard/Mimi Garrard Dance Theater]
Cappriccio for TV, electroacoustic (1969) [music for dance, on film] [collab. w/J. Seawright]
Stereo Electronic Music No. 2, tape (1970)
Out of Into, animated film score (1971) [with Daria Semegen]
Trill Study, tape (1971) [with Daria Semegen]
Mimiana III: Six & Seven, dance piece, tape (1973) [choreography by Mimi Garrard/Mimi Garrard Dance Theater]
Fantasy and Dance for Five Viols and Tape (1973) [1974?]
Rounding, dance piece (1985) [for Mimi Garrard Dance Group]


AREL  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Bülent Arel, 71, A Composer Known For Electronic Music - Obituary (The New York Times)
Bulent Arel - Music, Sounds, Colors flying Toplarıydı (Ilhan Usmanbas, muziksoylesileri.net)    translated by Google  here

Composer website [none at the moment]   . . .   inquire about Bülent Arel:  here

Arel @ Wikipedia
Arel @ Wikipedia.tr (in Turkish; translated by Google)
Arel @ American Composers Alliance
Arel @ ANABlog
Arel @ Avant Garde Project 124
Arel @ The Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center
Arel @ DRAM Online
Arel @ Encyclopedia.jrank.org
Arel @ Filiz Ali (in Turkish; translated by Google)
Arel @ kimkimdir.gen.tr (in Turkish; translated by Google)
Arel @ Modern Classical
Arel @ New World Records    also    here    and    here
Arel @ The New York Times
Arel @ NKFU (in Turkish; translated by Google)
Arel @ SONM (Sound Archive of Experimental Music and Sound Art)

Publisher
Arel @ American Composers Alliance
Arel @ Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Arel @ Impero-Verlag

Streaming Audio
Arel @ Avant Garde Project 124
Arel @ Internet Archive
Arel @ Istanbul '74
Arel @ last.fm
Arel @ MySpaceMusic

Recordings
Arel @ Amazon.com
Arel @ ArkivMusic
Arel @ CD Universe    also    here
Arel @ DRAM Online
Arel @ Discogs
Arel @ itunes
Arel @ New World Records

Video
Arel @ YouTube
Arel @ Google Video
Arel @ Vimeo (via Google Advanced Search)
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