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Tod Dockstadter, Organized Sound



A selection of music by electroacoustic pioneer sound artist of the 1950s and 60s, Tod Dockstader, by composer Elliot Sharp. This self-taught sound engineer and sound-effect specialist started working as a cartoonist and a film editor in Hollywood in 1955. Within a few years, he used his sound machines to produce tapes of Musique Concrete, ala Pierre Schaeffer. Eight Electronic Pieces (1960) and Four Telemetry Tapes (1965) are examples of this work. He released three albums of "organized sounds": the electronic Apocalypse that employed wine-wave oscillators, Drone/ Water Music and the abstract noise concept Quatermass in the sixtes. He re-appeared in 2003 in a collaboration with David Lee, and composer Elliot Sharp.
 

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