Bill Schaeffer | PLATO Computer Music 1977 - 1982

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PLATO Computer Music 1977 - 1982

by Bill Schaeffer

Early 8 bit monophonic Computer music compiled and performed by the PLATO computer system at the University of Illinois
Genre: Avant Garde: Computer Music
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1. Rainbow Electric Fanfare
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2. The Return of Bigfoot
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3. Adf
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4. Razorback Stomp
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5. The Spring Woodchuck
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6. The Light in Your Eyes
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7. A Tale of Two Earmuffs
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8. The Cyclist
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9. Magic Eight Ball
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10. Electrical Lobotomy
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11. Funnybone, or the Midnight Movie Theme
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12. Img=6
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13. Random Song No. 1, or Symphony From the Rubber Room
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14. Lost Apes of Langerhorn
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15. Mortar, the Big Bang Theory
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16. Paws Too Reflect On the Porpoise of Life
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17. Combinations Four
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18. Inter-dimensional Phase Slip
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19. Random Song No. 2, or What Happened to the Radio?
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20. Random Song No.3, or a Very Round About Way of Traveling
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21. Happy GSW Song
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22. Silly Putty Circus
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23. Sneaking Little Theives
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24. The Adventures of Steamboat Willie
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25. Test Song Two
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26. The Wailing
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27. Well Uhh...
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28. Eighteen Computer Count
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29. Random Song No. 4, or Introducing the Music of Mr. R. N. Dumb
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30. Yaka Hano Gatzina Yoni, Corn People's Gatzina Song (Acoma Pueblo
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31. Uncle Weird's Fun House
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32. Igotrhy
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33. Dream - Left Hand Freedom, or the Other Side of Your Mind
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34. Random Song No. 5, or a Moderately Random Piece of Sludge
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35. PLATO Computer Boogie
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Album Notes
The original music of Bill Schaeffer (aka. Steamboat Willie), as performed by the PLATO Computer System on the GCS, Gooch Cybernetic Synthesizer, at the University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, Illinois 1977 - 1982

Built by Sherwin Gooch, the GCS was a 16 voice, monophonic, digital synthesizer, with 256 point programmable waveforms and ASR envelopes. There was no filtering or post processing of the sound. Each song was composed in a special music language code and then compiled by PLATO for performance on the GCS.

All songs composed by William A. Schaeffer, except Yaka Hano Gatzina Yoni transcribed by Natalie Curtis in 1904 (at the Acoma Pueblo), and Razorback Stomp by William A Schaeffer and William F. Walker.

Special thanks to Sherwin Gooch, Lippold Haken, Tom Cortese, Paul Cortese, Bill Walker, Paul Silver, Theo Gray, Mark Smart, Nina Paley, and Lorraine Fitzgerald.

Additional thanks to Dave Fuller, Kurt Hebel, Carla Scaletti, Scott Wyatt, Mark Pechnick, Chris Debrunner, Don Bitzer, Peter Krause, Patrick O'halloran, Charles Bridges, Bill Entwistle, and Gary C.

Digital Restoration by Brent Backhus at Real Time Copies in culver City, CA. Additional Digital Conversion by bob Wayne at Sunburst Recording in Culver City, CA

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