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"These limitless electronic media have shown us new boundaries and new limits that are not yet understood -- the very mysterious limits, for example of the human capacity to hear, to conceptualize, and to perceive."

Key Works
1947 Three Compositions for piano
1948 Composition for 4 Instruments
1954 String Quartets No.1 and No.2
1957 All Set for jazz ensemble
1961 Vision and Prayer
  Composition for synthesizer
1963 Philomel
1964 Ensemble for synthesizer
1966 Post-Partitions for Piano
1968 Relata II for orchestra
1970 Phonemena
  String Quartet No.3
1975 Reflections for piano and synthesized tape
1976 Concerti for Violin, Small Orchestra, and Tape
1979 A Solo Requiem for soprano and 2 pianos
1981 The Head of the Bed for voice and chamber ensemble
1983 Morephonemena for 12 unaccompanied voices
1985 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
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