The Burning Deck (Original Version, With Words) Hugh Le Caine

The Burning Deck (with words) (1958) (4:35) was completed six months before the final version of the piece. The text spoken by Le Caine is from “Casabianca” by Dorothea Felicia Hemens. Le Caine commented that “the brutal and shocking pictures seem admirably suited to be set against the portentous sounds of electronic music … The temptation to fit together the clichés of Victorian poetry and the clichés of electronic music proved too great to resist.”

  • Year of composition: 1958
  • Duration of the submitted work: 4:38

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Also part of Compositions Demonstrations 1946-1974 .

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