La Monte Young (1935)

The Tortoise, His Dreams and Journeys (1964 -…)

for voices, various instruments, sine waves

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1964

Premiere information

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : générateur d'ondes


Œuvre dont le titre donne lieu à des itérations différentes à chaque exécution.

Table of contents

  • Prelude to The Tortoise ; 
  • The Tortoise Droning Selected Pitches from The Holy Numbers for The Two Black Tigers, The Green Tiger and The Hermit ; 
  • The Tortoise Recalling The Drone of The Holy Numbers as They Were Revealed in The Dreams of The Whirlwind and The Obsidian Gong and Illuminated by The Sawmill, The Green Sawtooth Ocelot and The High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer ; 
  • The Obsidian Ocelot, The Sawmill, and The Blue Sawtooth High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer Refracting The Legend of The Dream of The Tortoise Traversing The 189/98 Lost Ancestral Lake Region Illuminating Quotients from The Black Tiger Tapestries of The Drone of The Holy Numbers ; 
  • The Ballad of The Tortoise or Pierced Earrings/-Drone Ratios transmitting ;
  • The Manifestation of The Tortoise Center Drifting Obsidian Time Mists through The Synaptic Stepdown Barrier ;
  • 7 ; 
  • The Celebration of The Tortoise ; 
  • Tortoise.