Articles by Herbert Brün

Listening

  1. Teaching the Function of Time in Art (1952)
  2. The Function of Time in Art (1962)
  3. Music and Information and Communcation and Chaos and … (1964)
  4. The Listener’s Experience of Music (1970)
  5. For Anticommunication (1972)
  6. Symphony #9 by Gustav Mahler (1968)

Composing

  1. Towards Composition [interview] (1979)
  2. Against Plausibility (1963)
  3. … as to Percussion [interview] (1984)
  4. Guest Editorial in Keyboard Magazine (1985)
  5. Wayfaring Sounds (1962)

Composing with Computers

  1. Technology and the Composer (1970)
  2. From Musical Ideas to Computers and Back (1970)
  3. … to hold discourse — at least — with a computer … (1973)
  4. Composer’s Input Outputs Music (1968)
  5. … as to the Computer [interview] (1977)

Cybernetics

  1. Drawing Distinctions Links Contradictions (1973)
  2. A Conversation between Kenneth Gaburo and Herbert Brün (1973)
  3. On the Treatment of Complex Entities (1979)
  4. The Need of Cognition for the Cognition of Needs (1973)
  5. A Course on Heuristics (1970) co-taught with Heinz von Foerster

Plays

  1. Drummage (1988)
  2. Max (1990)
  3. The Invecticide (1991)

Presentations

  1. Music Theory Seminar (1977)
  2. Floating Hierarchies (1982)
  3. Musical Ideas for Synthetic Sound (1964)

Computer Graphics

  1. A series of eyes
  2. A series of embraces
  3. Computer graphics

Miscellanea

  1. Statements from the Whole University Catalog (1969?)
  2. Statements from Kenneth Gaburo’s “Allos”
  3. Memorial Statements for composers Salvatore Martirano and Igor Stravinsky
  4. Existentialism and the Arts (two fragments) (1962)
  5. Gustav Mahler and the Virtues of Ambiguity (two fragments)
  6. Translation of Mahler’s “The Song of the Earth”
  7. Manual for computer music program ‘SAWDUST’
  8. Booklet from the 1998 Festival for Herbert Brün’s 80th birthday year
  9. Booklet from 1988: Collaboration with The Performer’s Workshop Ensemble

Books

  1. Über Musik und zum Computer (1971)
  2. my words and where I want them (1986)
  3. Draft version of “When Music Resists Meaning” (12/2002)

Biography

Infraudibles with Quintet

 Published articles about Brün and his work

  1. Electronic Composition in the Junior High School (1968)
  2. “Focus on the Unconventional: Sound, Symbol, Composition and Performance in a Fourth-Grade General Music Class (1973)
  3. Project Sawdust by Herbert Brün (1979)
  4. Computer-Plotted Graphics (1981)
  5. Symposium on Computer Music Composition (1986)
  6. Systems of Embers, Dust, and Clouds: Observations after Xenakis and Brün (2002)