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Laurie Spiegel (1945-     )

Laurie Spiegel, composerLaurie Spiegel was born in Chicago where in her teens she played guitar, banjo, and mandolin, and through them cultivated a devout philosophy of amateur music making. After receiving a degree in the social sciences, she returned to music. Having taught herself notation, she studied classic guitar and composition privately in London, then baroque and renaissance lute at Julliard, and composition with Jacob Druckman and Vincent Persichetti.Laurie Spiegel is one of those rare composers in whom head and heart, left brain and right brain, logic and intuition, merge and even exchange roles.Though she is one of the highest- tech computer composers in America, Spiegel is also a lutenist and banjo player, and sees the computer as a new kind of folk instrument. She makes her most intuitive-sounding and melodic music from mathematical algorithms, and her most complex computerized textures by ear and in search of a desired mood. Form and emotion are as difficult to separate in her music as they are in that of her idol, J.S. Bach.
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COMPOSITIONS                   Spiegel Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Discography    ~ ~ ~    Spiegel on Speigel
Five Easy Pieces, classic guitar (1968)
Four Movements, classic guitar (1969-72)
Passacaglia, classic guitar (1970)
A Garden, Buchla synthesizer w/tape delay (c. 1970)
A Deploration, flute and guitar (or flute and vibraphone) (1971)
Three Motets in Sixteenth Century Style, voices (1971)
Three English Gardens: Afternoon, Evening, and Night, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Orchestras, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
A Tombeau, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Sojourn, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Before Completion, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Mines, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Harmonic Spheres, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Four Movements, classic guitar (1968-72)
An Earlier Time, classic guitar (1972/81) [computer realization on Apple II with Mountain Hardware boards, 1979]
Raga, Electrocomp synthesizer (1972)
Sediment, Electrocomp synthesizer (1972)
A Prelude and A Ponderous Passacaglia, classic guitar (1972) [Apple II realization of "Prelude", 1979; retitled "Destiny"]
The Library Of Babel, Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1972)
White Devil, Electrocomp synthesizer,  incidental music (1972)
Return To Zero, Moog modular synthesizer (1972)
Swells, Electrocomp synthesizer (c. 1972)
Sunsets, electronic music/tape (1973)
Introit, musique concrète/tape (1973)
Two Fanfares, Buchla synthesizer (1973)
Étude, classic guitar (1973)
Purification, electronic music/tape (1973)
The Clinic Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1973)
The House Of Bernarda Alba, Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1973)
A Tablature Study, classic guitar (1974)
Water Music, musique concrète/tape (1974)
A Meditation, analog electronics (1974)
Appalachian Grove, GROOVE system (computer controlled analog synthesis) (1974)
The Unquestioned Answer, GROOVE system (1974) [ver. for piano, or harp w/synchronous live computer graphics, 1981]
The Orient Express, GROOVE system (1974)
Pentachrome, GROOVE system (1974)
Patchwork, GROOVE system (1974/76)
War Mime, Electrocomp synthesizer and musique concrète, video soundtrack (1974)
War Walls, Electrocomp synthesizer and musique concrète, video soundtrack (1974)
Zierot The Fool, Electrocomp synthesizer, video soundtrack (1974)
Studies For Philharmonia, audio-controlled video synthesis (1974) [collab. w/Tom DeWitt, Phil Edelstein, Electrocomp & others]
Cathode Ray Theater, Electrocomp synthesizer, video soundtrack (1974)
The Devils, Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1974)
The Expanding Universe, GROOVE system (1975)
Das Ring, computer-controlled audio and video synthesis (1975) [collab. w/Bill Etra, GROOVE and Rutt-Etra synthesizer]
Emma, mixed techniques, film score (1975)
A Study, classic guitar (1975)
Raster's Muse, video soundtrack (1975)
Just A Day In The Life..., video soundtrack (1975)
Drums, GROOVE system (1975)
Clockworks, GROOVE system (1975)
Old Wave, GROOVE system (1975)
Waves, dance score, 9 instruments and GROOVE-generated tape (1975)
Music For Dance, GROOVE system, dance-video score/soundtrack (1975)
Crying Tone, Electrocomp synthesizer  (1975)
a la rechèrce du temps perdu, piano (1976/90)
Narcissicon, video soundtrack (1976)
A Voyage, GROOVE system (1976)
East River, GROOVE system, dance score (1976)
Music For A Garden Of Electronic Delights, musique concrète/tape (1976)
A Folk Study, GROOVE system (1976)
Escalante, mixed analog electronic techniques, dance score (1977)
Kepler's "Harmony Of The Planets", electronic score (1977) [computer realization of Kepler treatise]
Guadalcanal Requiem, GROOVE, concrète sounds, cello, mixed media, video score (1977)
Concerto for Self-Accompanying Digital Synthesizer C language, Hal Alles realtime digital synthesizer (1977)
Five Short Visits to Different Worlds, various analog and digital media (1977)
Evolutions, VAMPIRE system, computer-generated music and images, videotape (1977)
Improvisation on a "Concerto Generator", realtime digital audio synthesizer by Hal Alles et al, Bell Labs (1977)
An Acceleration, GROOVE/algorithm for perception illusion of continuous acceleration done(1978)[collab. w/Knowlton, Bell Labs]
A Short Canon, classic guitar or piano (1978)
Voyages, VAMPIRE system, computer co-generated music and video (1978)
Zierot In Outta Space, mixed analog electronics, concrète sounds, and banjo, video soundtrack (1978)
After Dowland, classic guitar (1979)
After Sor (or Guitar Study), classic guitar (1979)
A Prelude, classic guitar (1979/90) [also versions for piano; string quartet; saxophone and synthesizer]
Song Without Words, theremin and classic guitar (1979) [also arr. for mandolin and classic guitar, 1986]
An Isorhythmic Double Canon, piano (or string quartet) (1979)
A Living Painting, VAMPIRE system, silent visual study, videotape (1979)
Voices Within: A Requiem, Electrocomp synthesizer and classic tape techniques (1979)
Time Clock, piano (1979) [computer realization on Apple II with Mountain Hardware synthesis boards]
Contraries, piano (1979) [computer realization on Apple II with Mountain Hardware boards]
An Album Leaf, piano (1980/90)
Two Nocturnes, electronics and tape manipulation (1980)
Modes, Apple II computer with ALF system and Eventide HM80 (1980)
The Phantom Wolf, Electrocomp synthesizer, lute, guitar, banjo, harmonica, bambooo flute, film score (1980)
A Quadruple Canon, Apple II computer with ALF system and Eventide HM80 (1980)
A History Of Music In One Movement, piano (1980) [version for Apple II computer, 1981]
A Canon, chamber ensemble with Apple II (1980)
Phantoms, chamber ensemble with analog electronic tape (Electrocomp) (1980)
Winter Energy, piano (1981)
A Paraphrase, piano (1981)
After Clementi, piano (1981)
Nomads, Apple II computer with ALF system and Eventide HM80 (1981)
A Harmonic Algorithm, Apple II with Mountain Hardware boards (1981)
Three Chromatic Retrogrades, piano (1980/84) [no. 3 arr. for string quartet, 1984]
Unicorn, Apple II with alphaSyntauri system, film score (1982)
Progression, computer-generated music (1982)
A Fantasy, piano (1982)
Fughetta, piano (1982/90)
Three Movements on Descending Scales, piano (1982)
Two Short Cyclic Scores, piano (1982)
A Modal Retrograde, piano (1982) [arr. for string quartet, 1984]
A Twelve Tone Blues (canon in retrograde inversion), piano (1982)
[Untitled], piano (1982) [based on "Winter Energy", 1981)
Three Modal Pieces: A Cosmos, A Legend, A Myth McLeyvier, computer controlled analog synthesis (1982-83)
Hearing Things, chamber orchestra (1983)
Idea Pieces, various computer systems (1983)
Harmonic Rhythms, McLeyvier synthesizer (1983)
Immersion, McLeyvier synthesizer (1983)
[2 Untitled Short Movements], classic guitar (1983)
(untitled short movement) for two classic guitars (1983)
Precious Metal Variations, McLeyvier synthesizer, film score (1983)
Point, McLeyvier synthesizer, film score (1984)
Over Time, McLeyvier synthesizer, dance score (1984)
A Cyclic Score, piano or two solo line instruments (1984)
A Stream, mandolin (1984)
Gravity's Joke, McLeyvier synthesizer, dance score (1985)
Rain Pieces, McLeyvier synthesizer, dance score (1985)
Dissipative Fanstasies, McLeyvier synthesizer, film score (1986)
Music Mouse - An Intelligent Instrument interactive generative musical process (1985-86)
    [for Apple Macintosh, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST personal computers]
A Prelude and A Counterpoint, piano (1985-86)
Music Mouse Demonstration Music, twelve computer-assisted improvisations (1986)
Music for Signals, Macintosh Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP, dance score (1986)
Cavis Muris (in 5 parts), Music Mouse, MIDI, FM synthesis, digital signal processing (1986)
Lyric For MIDI Guitar, classic guitar with computer interface (1987)
An Arpeggio Study, Emu Emulator II plus computer editing (1987)
Passage, Macintosh and Amiga computers, MIDI, FM, signal processing (1987)
Motives, open-form listener-variable algorithmic MIDI piece, Macintosh (1988)
Dryads, mixed computer techniques, MIDI, FM, DSP, film score (1988)
Returning East and After the Mountains, piano (1988)
Finding Voice, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP (1988)
Three Sonic Spaces, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, signal processing and editing (1989)
Fantasy on a Theme from Duarte's "English Suite", classic guitar (1990)
The Hollows, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing and editing (1990)
Sound Zones, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing and editing (1990)
Riding The Storm, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing and editing (1990)
Two Archetypes: Hall of Mirrors, Hurricane's Eye,  Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP, digital processing and editing (1990)
Two Inellectual Interludes (Data and Process): "A Strand Of Life" ("Viroid"), and "From A Harmonic Algorithm", C language,
    Macintosh, MIDI, FM synthesis (1990)
Sound Zones, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM synthesis, DSP, digital editing (1990)
Three Movements For Harpsichord, French double harpsichord (1990) [slightly rev. "Prelude, Ayre, and Toccata", 1991]
Continuous Transformations, Macintosh, mixed synthesis & signal processing techniques, sndtrk for cmptr generated film (1990)
A Volume of Three Dimensional Julia Sets, mixed synthesis, sampling & signal processing techniques, sndtrk for computer
    animated video (1990)
A Musette harpsichord; piano; or other keyboard (1990)
Three Movements for Classic Guitar (1990)
    - 2nd mvt previously premiered, w/additional electronic part as "For MIDI Guitar", 1987?
    - 3rd mvt previously titled "Fantasy on a Theme from Duarte's 'English Suite'", 1990
Semper Mutans, video installation (1994)
Lift Off, electronic music w/accompanying text and several computer art and scanned hand-drawn images (1999)
Conversational Paws, recorded processed dog sounds (2001)
New York November 2001, 5-string banjo solo in G Modal tuning (2001)
Current Events, MIDI-controlled synthesis, samplers and digital signal processing, film score (2002)
Anon a Mouse, animal sounds, recorded, edited and processed (2003)
Remembering Home, video w/digitally processed electric banjo soundtrack (2006)
A Stream, violin (2007)

Discography                      Spiegel Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Spiegel on Speigel      ~ top of page ~
Music for New Electronic Media (1977) [early works by several electronic composers]
Harmonices Mundi (1977; released 2004) [a realization of Kepler's vision of planetary motion]
Women in Electronic Music - 1977 (1977; re-released 1998) [compilation CD of women in electronic music]
The Expanding Universe (1980) [contains 4 pieces created using the GROOVE system at Bell Labs]
    - Patchwork (1974/76) (9:42)
    - Old Wave (1975) (6:47)
    - Pentachrome (1974) (7:24)
    - The Expanding Universe (1975) (28:32)
New American Music, Vol. 2 (1985?) [out of print LP]
Unseen Worlds (1991; re-released 1994) [works by Laurie Spiegel]
    - Three Sonic Spaces I (1989) (1:36)
    - Three Sonic Spaces II (1989) (3:22)
    - Three Sonic Spaces III (1989) (5:53)
    - Finding Voice (1988) (2:45)
    - The Hollows (1990) (4:51)
    - Two Archetypes I (Hall of Mirrors) (1990) (4:24)
    - Two Archetypes II (Hurricane's Eye) (1990) (3:35)
    - Sound Zones (1990) (8:07)
    - Riding The Storm (1990) (4:29)
    - Strand Of Life (Viroid) (1990) (1:21)
    - From A Harmonic Algorithm (1990) (2:55)
    - Passage (1987) (14:02)
Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record (1992) [music from Sounds of Earth to be sent up on the Voyager spacecraft]
The Virtuoso in the Computer Age - III (1993) [compilation CD of 4 electronic artists, featuring Spiegel's "Cavis Muris"]
Computer Music Journal Sound Anthology (1996) [companion CD to the 20th Anniversary Issue of Computer Music Journal]
Cocks Crow, Dogs Bark: New Compositional Intentions (1998) [companion CD to Leonardo Music Journal #7]
Enhanced Gravity (1999) [compositions as well as text and multimedia art by Spiegel, also featuring multimedia art by 9 others]
The Female of the Species (1999) [a 2-CD compilation of female experimental composers]
Miniatures 2 - a sequence of 60 tiny masterpieces (2000) [a  60-artist compilation soundtrack to "A Volume of Julia Sets"]
OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music (2000) [3-CD compilation featuring Spiegel's 1974 "Appalachian Grove"]
Obsolete Systems (2001) [a retrospective of works through the 70s-80s, performed on currently-obsolete electronic instrmnts]
    - Four Short Visits To Different Worlds
            - Swells (c. 1972) (1:55)
            - Mines (1971) (2:31)
            - Crying Tone (1975) (2:29)
            - A Garden (c. 1970) (2:26)
    - Improvisation on a "Concerto Generator" (1977) (3:05)
    - A Harmonic Algorithm (1981) (3:08)
     - Three Modal Pieces (1982-83)
            - A Cosmos (3:07)
            - A Legend (4:53)
            - A Myth (6:23)
    - Immersion (1983) (12:37)
    - Drums (1975) (7:11)
    - Voices Within: A Requiem (1979) (14:49)
The P-ART Project - 12 Portraits (2001) [12-composer compilation including Spiegel's "Conversational Paws"]
Ooppera (2004) [an album of 10-minute operas created from processed animal sounds]
60x60 (2006-2007; released 2008) [a two-CD compilation of 60-second works from the 60x60 project]


WORKS BY GENRE                                Spiegel Links     ~ ~ ~    Discography    ~ ~ ~    Spiegel on Speigel     ~ top of page ~
Dance
Waves, dance score, 9 instruments and GROOVE-generated tape (1975)
Music For Dance, GROOVE system, dance-video score/soundtrack (1975)
East River, GROOVE system, dance score (1976)
Escalante, mixed analog electronic techniques, dance score (1977)
Over Time, McLeyvier synthesizer, dance score (1984)
Gravity's Joke, McLeyvier synthesizer, dance score (1985)
Rain Pieces, McLeyvier synthesizer, dance score (1985)
Music for Signals, Macintosh Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP, dance score (1986)

Orchestra
Hearing Things, chamber orchestra (1983)

Choral
Three Motets in Sixteenth Century Style, voices (1971)

Chamber
A Deploration, flute and guitar (or flute and vibraphone) (1971)
A Prelude, classic guitar (1979/90) [also versions for piano; string quartet; saxophone and synthesizer]
Song Without Words, theremin and classic guitar (1979) [also arr. for mandolin and classic guitar, 1986]
An Isorhythmic Double Canon, piano (or string quartet) (1979)
The Phantom Wolf, Electrocomp synthesizer, lute, guitar, banjo, harmonica, bambooo flute, film score (1980)
A Canon, chamber ensemble with Apple II (1980)
Phantoms, chamber ensemble with analog electronic tape (Electrocomp) (1980)
Three Chromatic Retrogrades, piano (1980/84) [no. 3 arr. for string quartet, 1984]
A Modal Retrograde, piano (1982) [arr. for string quartet, 1984]
A Cyclic Score, piano or two solo line instruments (1984)

Solo Instrument
The Unquestioned Answer, GROOVE system (1974) [ver. for piano, or harp w/synchronous live computer graphics, 1981]
A Prelude, classic guitar (1979/90) [also versions for piano; string quartet; saxophone and synthesizer]
A Stream, mandolin (1984)
New York November 2001, 5-string banjo solo in G Modal tuning (2001)
A Stream, violin (2007)

Guitar
Five Easy Pieces, classic guitar (1968)
Four Movements, classic guitar (1969-72)
Passacaglia, classic guitar (1970)
A Deploration, flute and guitar (or flute and vibraphone) (1971)
Four Movements, classic guitar (1968-72)
An Earlier Time, classic guitar (1972/81) [computer realization on Apple II with Mountain Hardware boards, 1979]
A Prelude and A Ponderous Passacaglia, classic guitar (1972) [Apple II realization of "Prelude", 1979; retitled "Destiny"]
Étude, classic guitar (1973)
A Tablature Study, classic guitar (1974)
A Study, classic guitar (1975)
A Short Canon, classic guitar or piano (1978)
After Dowland, classic guitar (1979)
After Sor (or Guitar Study), classic guitar (1979)
A Prelude, classic guitar (1979/90) [also versions for piano; string quartet; saxophone and synthesizer]
Song Without Words, theremin and classic guitar (1979) [also arr. for mandolin and classic guitar, 1986]
The Phantom Wolf, Electrocomp synthesizer, lute, guitar, banjo, harmonica, bambooo flute, film score (1980)
[2 Untitled Short Movements], classic guitar (1983)
(untitled short movement) for two classic guitars (1983)
Lyric For MIDI Guitar, classic guitar with computer interface (1987)
Fantasy on a Theme from Duarte's "English Suite", classic guitar (1990)
Three Movements for Classic Guitar (1990)
    - 2nd mvt previously premiered, w/additional electronic part as "For MIDI Guitar", 1987?
    - 3rd mvt previously titled "Fantasy on a Theme from Duarte's 'English Suite'", 1990

Piano/Harpsichord
The Unquestioned Answer, GROOVE system (1974) [ver. for piano, or harp w/synchronous live computer graphics, 1981]
a la rechèrce du temps perdu, piano (1976/90)
A Short Canon, classic guitar or piano (1978)
A Prelude, classic guitar (1979/90) [also versions for piano; string quartet; saxophone and synthesizer]
An Isorhythmic Double Canon, piano (or string quartet) (1979)
Time Clock, piano (1979) [computer realization on Apple II with Mountain Hardware synthesis boards]
Contraries, piano (1979) [computer realization on Apple II with Mountain Hardware boards]
An Album Leaf, piano (1980/90)
A History Of Music In One Movement, piano (1980) [version for Apple II computer, 1981]
Winter Energy, piano (1981)
A Paraphrase, piano (1981)
After Clementi, piano (1981)
Three Chromatic Retrogrades, piano (1980/84) [no. 3 arr. for string quartet, 1984]
A Fantasy, piano (1982)
Fughetta, piano (1982/90)
Three Movements on Descending Scales, piano (1982)
Two Short Cyclic Scores, piano (1982)
A Modal Retrograde, piano (1982) [arr. for string quartet, 1984]
A Twelve Tone Blues (canon in retrograde inversion), piano (1982)
[Untitled], piano (1982) [based on "Winter Energy", 1981)
A Prelude and A Counterpoint, piano (1985-86)
Returning East and After the Mountains, piano (1988)
Three Movements For Harpsichord, French double harpsichord (1990) [slightly rev. "Prelude, Ayre, and Toccata", 1991]
A Musette harpsichord; piano; or other keyboard (1990)

Synthesizer (Buchla; Electrocomp; Moog; GROOVE; Theremin; McLeyvier, Music Mouse; etc.)
A Garden, Buchla synthesizer w/tape delay (c. 1970)
Three English Gardens: Afternoon, Evening, and Night, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Orchestras, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
A Tombeau, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Sojourn, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Before Completion, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Mines, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Harmonic Spheres, Buchla synthesizer (1971)
Raga, Electrocomp synthesizer (1972)
Sediment, Electrocomp synthesizer (1972)
The Library Of Babel, Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1972)
White Devil, Electrocomp synthesizer,  incidental music (1972)
Return To Zero, Moog modular synthesizer (1972)
Swells, Electrocomp synthesizer (c. 1972)
Two Fanfares, Buchla synthesizer (1973)
The Clinic Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1973)
The House Of Bernarda Alba, Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1973)
Appalachian Grove, GROOVE system (computer controlled analog synthesis) (1974)
The Unquestioned Answer, GROOVE system (1974) [ver. for piano, or harp w/synchronous live computer graphics, 1981]
The Orient Express, GROOVE system (1974)
Pentachrome, GROOVE system (1974)
Patchwork, GROOVE system (1974/76)
War Mime, Electrocomp synthesizer and musique concrète, video soundtrack (1974)
War Walls, Electrocomp synthesizer and musique concrète, video soundtrack (1974)
Zierot The Fool, Electrocomp synthesizer, video soundtrack (1974)
Cathode Ray Theater, Electrocomp synthesizer, video soundtrack (1974)
The Devils, Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1974)
The Expanding Universe, GROOVE system (1975)
Drums, GROOVE system (1975)
Clockworks, GROOVE system (1975)
Old Wave, GROOVE system (1975)
Waves, dance score, 9 instruments and GROOVE-generated tape (1975)
Music For Dance, GROOVE system, dance-video score/soundtrack (1975)
Crying Tone, Electrocomp synthesizer  (1975)
A Voyage, GROOVE system (1976)
East River, GROOVE system, dance score (1976)
A Folk Study, GROOVE system (1976)
Guadalcanal Requiem, GROOVE, concrète sounds, cello, mixed media, video score (1977)
Concerto for Self-Accompanying Digital Synthesizer C language, Hal Alles realtime digital synthesizer (1977)
Improvisation on a "Concerto Generator", realtime digital audio synthesizer by Hal Alles et al, Bell Labs (1977)
An Acceleration, GROOVE/algorithm for perception illusion of continuous acceleration done(1978)[collab. w/Knowlton, Bell Labs]
Song Without Words, theremin and classic guitar (1979) [also arr. for mandolin and classic guitar, 1986]
Voices Within: A Requiem, Electrocomp synthesizer and classic tape techniques (1979)
The Phantom Wolf, Electrocomp synthesizer, lute, guitar, banjo, harmonica, bambooo flute, film score (1980)
Phantoms, chamber ensemble with analog electronic tape (Electrocomp) (1980)
Harmonic Rhythms, McLeyvier synthesizer (1983)
Immersion, McLeyvier synthesizer (1983)
Precious Metal Variations, McLeyvier synthesizer, film score (1983)
Point, McLeyvier synthesizer, film score (1984)
Over Time, McLeyvier synthesizer, dance score (1984)
Gravity's Joke, McLeyvier synthesizer, dance score (1985)
Rain Pieces, McLeyvier synthesizer, dance score (1985)
Dissipative Fanstasies, McLeyvier synthesizer, film score (1986)
Music Mouse - An Intelligent Instrument interactive generative musical process (1985-86)
    [for Apple Macintosh, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST personal computers]
Music Mouse Demonstration Music, twelve computer-assisted improvisations (1986)
Music for Signals, Macintosh Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP, dance score (1986)
Cavis Muris (in 5 parts), Music Mouse, MIDI, FM synthesis, digital signal processing (1986)
An Arpeggio Study, Emu Emulator II plus computer editing (1987)
Finding Voice, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP (1988)
Three Sonic Spaces, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, signal processing and editing (1989)
The Hollows, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing and editing (1990)
Sound Zones, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing and editing (1990)
Riding The Storm, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing and editing (1990)
Two Archetypes: Hall of Mirrors, Hurricane's Eye,  Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP, digital processing and editing (1990)
Sound Zones, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM synthesis, DSP, digital editing (1990)

Incidental
The Library Of Babel, Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1972)
White Devil, Electrocomp synthesizer,  incidental music (1972)
The Clinic Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1973)
The House Of Bernarda Alba, Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1973)
The Devils, Electrocomp synthesizer, incidental music (1974)

Film/Video

War Mime, Electrocomp synthesizer and musique concrète, video soundtrack (1974)
War Walls, Electrocomp synthesizer and musique concrète, video soundtrack (1974)
Zierot The Fool, Electrocomp synthesizer, video soundtrack (1974)
Studies For Philharmonia, audio-controlled video synthesis (1974) [collab. w/Tom DeWitt, Phil Edelstein, Electrocomp & others]
Cathode Ray Theater, Electrocomp synthesizer, video soundtrack (1974)
Das Ring, computer-controlled audio and video synthesis (1975) [collab. w/Bill Etra, GROOVE and Rutt-Etra synthesizer]
Emma, mixed techniques, film score (1975)
Raster's Muse, video soundtrack (1975)
Just A Day In The Life..., video soundtrack (1975)
Music For Dance, GROOVE system, dance-video score/soundtrack (1975)
Narcissicon, video soundtrack (1976)
Guadalcanal Requiem, GROOVE, concrète sounds, cello, mixed media, video score (1977)
Evolutions, VAMPIRE system, computer-generated music and images, videotape (1977)
Voyages, VAMPIRE system, computer co-generated music and video (1978)
Zierot In Outta Space, mixed analog electronics, concrète sounds, and banjo, video soundtrack (1978)
A Living Painting, VAMPIRE system, silent visual study, videotape (1979)
The Phantom Wolf, Electrocomp synthesizer, lute, guitar, banjo, harmonica, bambooo flute, film score (1980)
Unicorn, Apple II with alphaSyntauri system, film score (1982)
Precious Metal Variations, McLeyvier synthesizer, film score (1983)
Point, McLeyvier synthesizer, film score (1984)
Dissipative Fanstasies, McLeyvier synthesizer, film score (1986)
Dryads, mixed computer techniques, MIDI, FM, DSP, film score (1988)
Continuous Transformations, Macintosh, mixed synthesis & signal processing techniques, sndtrk for cmptr generated film (1990)
A Volume of Three Dimensional Julia Sets, mixed synthesis, sampling & signal processing techniques, sndtrk for computer
    animated video (1990)
Semper Mutans, video installation (1994)
Lift Off, electronic music w/accompanying text and several computer art and scanned hand-drawn images (1999)
Current Events, MIDI-controlled synthesis, samplers and digital signal processing, film score (2002)
Remembering Home, video w/digitally processed electric banjo soundtrack (2006)

Electronic/Computer/Tape   see also Synthesizer
A Prelude and A Ponderous Passacaglia, classic guitar (1972) [Apple II realization of "Prelude", 1979; retitled "Destiny"]
Sunsets, electronic music/tape (1973)
Introit, musique concrète/tape (1973)
Purification, electronic music/tape (1973)
Water Music, musique concrète/tape (1974)
A Meditation, analog electronics (1974)
War Mime, Electrocomp synthesizer and musique concrète, video soundtrack (1974)
War Walls, Electrocomp synthesizer and musique concrète, video soundtrack (1974)
Studies For Philharmonia, audio-controlled video synthesis (1974) [collab. w/Tom DeWitt, Phil Edelstein, Electrocomp & others]
Das Ring, computer-controlled audio and video synthesis (1975) [collab. w/Bill Etra, GROOVE and Rutt-Etra synthesizer]
Emma, mixed techniques, film score (1975)
Raster's Muse, video soundtrack (1975)
Just A Day In The Life..., video soundtrack (1975)
Narcissicon, video soundtrack (1976)
Music For A Garden Of Electronic Delights, musique concrète/tape (1976)
Escalante, mixed analog electronic techniques, dance score (1977)
Kepler's "Harmony Of The Planets", electronic score (1977) [computer realization of Kepler treatise]
Guadalcanal Requiem, GROOVE, concrète sounds, cello, mixed media, video score (1977)
Concerto for Self-Accompanying Digital Synthesizer C language, Hal Alles realtime digital synthesizer (1977)
Five Short Visits to Different Worlds, various analog and digital media (1977)
Evolutions, VAMPIRE system, computer-generated music and images, videotape (1977)
Improvisation on a "Concerto Generator", realtime digital audio synthesizer by Hal Alles et al, Bell Labs (1977)
An Acceleration, GROOVE/algorithm for perception illusion of continuous acceleration done(1978)[collab. w/Knowlton, Bell Labs]
Voyages, VAMPIRE system, computer co-generated music and video (1978)
Zierot In Outta Space, mixed analog electronics, concrète sounds, and banjo, video soundtrack (1978)
A Living Painting, VAMPIRE system, silent visual study, videotape (1979)
Voices Within: A Requiem, Electrocomp synthesizer and classic tape techniques (1979)
Time Clock, piano (1979) [computer realization on Apple II with Mountain Hardware synthesis boards]
Contraries, piano (1979) [computer realization on Apple II with Mountain Hardware boards]
Two Nocturnes, electronics and tape manipulation (1980)
Modes, Apple II computer with ALF system and Eventide HM80 (1980)
A Quadruple Canon, Apple II computer with ALF system and Eventide HM80 (1980)
A History Of Music In One Movement, piano (1980) [version for Apple II computer, 1981]
A Canon, chamber ensemble with Apple II (1980)
Phantoms, chamber ensemble with analog electronic tape (Electrocomp) (1980)
Nomads, Apple II computer with ALF system and Eventide HM80 (1981)
A Harmonic Algorithm, Apple II with Mountain Hardware boards (1981)
Unicorn, Apple II with alphaSyntauri system, film score (1982)
Progression, computer-generated music (1982)
Three Modal Pieces: A Cosmos, A Legend, A Myth McLeyvier, computer controlled analog synthesis (1982-83)
Idea Pieces, various computer systems (1983)
Music Mouse - An Intelligent Instrument interactive generative musical process (1985-86)
    [for Apple Macintosh, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST personal computers]
Music Mouse Demonstration Music, twelve computer-assisted improvisations (1986)
Music for Signals, Macintosh Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP, dance score (1986)
Cavis Muris (in 5 parts), Music Mouse, MIDI, FM synthesis, digital signal processing (1986)
Lyric For MIDI Guitar, classic guitar with computer interface (1987)
An Arpeggio Study, Emu Emulator II plus computer editing (1987)
Passage, Macintosh and Amiga computers, MIDI, FM, signal processing (1987)
Motives, open-form listener-variable algorithmic MIDI piece, Macintosh (1988)
Dryads, mixed computer techniques, MIDI, FM, DSP, film score (1988)
Finding Voice, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP (1988)
Three Sonic Spaces, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, signal processing and editing (1989)
The Hollows, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing and editing (1990)
Sound Zones, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing and editing (1990)
Riding The Storm, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, digital processing and editing (1990)
Two Archetypes: Hall of Mirrors, Hurricane's Eye,  Music Mouse, MIDI, FM, DSP, digital processing and editing (1990)
Two Inellectual Interludes (Data and Process): "A Strand Of Life" ("Viroid"), and "From A Harmonic Algorithm", C language,
    Macintosh, MIDI, FM synthesis (1990)
Sound Zones, Music Mouse, MIDI, FM synthesis, DSP, digital editing (1990)
Continuous Transformations, Macintosh, mixed synthesis & signal processing techniques, sndtrk for cmptr generated film (1990)
A Volume of Three Dimensional Julia Sets, mixed synthesis, sampling & signal processing techniques, sndtrk for computer
    animated video (1990)
Lift Off, electronic music w/accompanying text and several computer art and scanned hand-drawn images (1999)
Conversational Paws, recorded processed dog sounds (2001)
Current Events, MIDI-controlled synthesis, samplers and digital signal processing, film score (2002)
Anon a Mouse, animal sounds, recorded, edited and processed (2003)
Remembering Home, video w/digitally processed electric banjo soundtrack (2006)


SPIEGEL  LINKS                                Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Discography    ~ ~ ~    Spiegel on Speigel      ~ top of page ~
Can Orchestral Music and Electronic Sound Comfortably Coexist? (Laurie Spiegel, NewMusicBox)
Creating  Options, Creating Music: An Interview with Laurie Spiegel (Joanna Bosse, informaworld)
Interview with Laurie Spiegel (Tobias, Tokafi)
McLeyvier (Canadian Musician, courtesy of Norris-Whitney Communications, Inc.)
Mouse Maze: Laurie Spiegel's Intricate Website is a Marvel of Interconnection (Val Hall, MetroActive CyberScape)
Music Mouse - An Intelligent Instrument (Tim's Atari Midi World)
Music and Media (Laurie Spiegel, Kalvos & Damian)

Composer's website        . . . contact Laurie Speigel: laurie@xanadu.net

Spiegel @ Wikipedia
Spiegel @ Answers.com
Spiegel @ ArkivMusic
Spiegel @ Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
Spiegel @ The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music (Nicholas Collins, et al)
Spiegel @ CDeMusic    also     here
Spiegel @ Electronic Girls
Spiegel @ EMF/Electronic Music Foundation
Spiegel @ Facebook (1)
Spiegel @ Facebook (2)
Spiegel @ Issue Project Room
Spiegel @ Kalvos & Damian    also    here
Spiegel @ LinkedIn
Spiegel @ MSN Music
Spiegel @ P-ART WEB OF ARTISTS
Spiegel @ Piero Scaruffi
Spiegel @ The Rhythm Divine
Spiegel @ Tree Museum

Publisher
Spiegel @ composer's website

Streaming Audio
Spiegel @ composer's website
Spiegel @ ASCAP Audio Portraits
Spiegel @ Internet Archive/RadiOM - The Different Computer of Laurie Spiegel (May 18, 1979)
Spiegel @ Kalvos & Damian
Spiegel @ last.fm
Spiegel @ Rhapsody

Recordings
    see also Discography
Spiegel @ composer's website
Spiegel @ ArkivMusic
Spiegel @ Discogs

Video
Spiegel @ YouTube
Spiegel @ Google Video

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Spiegel on Spiegel: Bell Labs Interview, 1984 (VIDEO) - in 3 parts






Spiegel on Spiegel: The Different Computer of Laurie Spiegel/RadiOM (streaming audio)
Laurie Spiegel, composerComposers Speak on the Web at Pytheas
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