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This work is based on Mel Powell's Etude for piano, composed in 1953, which you can hear here.  The original version was composed for six computer-controlled Clavinovas and premiered on the CalArts Contemporary Music Festival in 1987.  In 1998, I made a revised version of the piece using computer-created (not sampled) electronic piano sounds along with elemental electronic wave forms, the type that Mel was fond of using in his own electronic music.


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Extreme Variations on a Theme and Variations by Mel Powell (for six computer-controlled Clavinovas) (1987)

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Extreme Variations on a Theme and Variations by Mel Powell (revised, 1998)