Electro-Acoustic | John Abram

This page includes pieces which use prerecorded sound with or without instruments.

CHINA SHANGHAI FUXING MIDDLE ROAD 2006-07-10-15-04 (2011)
Electronic music
8 mins

STANDING WAVES (2009)
A collaborative video installation with multimedia artist Chris Myhr.
30 mins 

CONJUNCTION (2005)
Commissioned by Greg Payce
59 mins

PAGODA (2004)
Commissioned by Greg Payce
15 mins

GIRLS OF ASIA (2004)
Commissioned by Greg Payce
18 mins

THE ONLY ONE MY ARMS WILL EVER HOLD (2003)
Electro-acoustic
collaborative work with sculpture by Marla Hlady
Indefinite duration

OMAGGIO A FELLINI (2003)
Electro-acoustic
7 mins

if you, too, are going… (2001)
Commissioned by Monique Rasetti with funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Piano with prerecorded electronics
8 mins

VINYL MINE (1996)
Electro-acoustic
68 mins

IN THE ZEPPELIN OF LOVE (1992)
Amplified writing, Tape
5 mins

AENEID MUSIC—AN OPERA AFTER VIRGIL (1988)
1 Female, 1 Male Voice, Traverso, Tenor Trombone, Percussion (2 Slit Drums, 5 Wood Blocks, 5 Cymbals (inverted cake pans), 2 Detuned Timbales, Steel Drum (2 octave chromatic D4-D6), Marimba, Bells (pot lids individually mounted on stands), Toy Instruments (Clickers, Ruler, Frictional Toy Train, Whistle, Ratchet, Egg Maracas, Lion, Bird Call, Cat Cry—2 players), Electric Organ (Hammond B-3 or equivalent, with rotary speaker effect—e.g. Korg CX3), Piano, Guitar (Prepared Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar—1 player), Tenor Banjo, Baroque Violin, Contrabass, Tapes
2 hrs, 45 mins

JEFFERSON (1988)
Electro-acoustic
7 mins

AGAINST GRAVITY (1988)
Electronic Metronomes, Tapes, Toys (6 players)
25 mins

AGAINST GRAVITY (1988/1992)
Tapes, Toys (4 players)
25 mins

AGAINST GRAVITY (1988/2008)
(version with revised middle movement)
Electronic Metronomes, Tapes, Toys (6 players)
21 mins 

JANUARY DREAM (1987)
Electro-acoustic
11 mins

FROM THE CIRCLES (1986)
1. FRANCESCA DA RIMINI
2. THE WOOD OF SUICIDES Electro-acoustic

8 mins

THE STORY OF VIRGIL’S AENEID (1986)
Electro-acoustic
4 mins

LAMENT II (1986)
Electro-acoustic
3 mins

THE ROCKY MOON (1986/1988/1991)
Commissioned by Elissa Poole Traverso, Prepared Guitar, Tape
32 mins

CARMEN'S MANGLE (1986)
Electro-acoustic
4 mins

IT’S SO LONG (1986)
Electro-acoustic
12 mins

UNTITLED (1986)
Electro-acoustic
3 hrs(+)

NATURE PIECES (1985)
Electro-acoustic (quadrophonic and stereo versions)
22 mins

G.S. AS TRIGGER (1984)
Electro-acoustic.
4 mins

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