Laurie Spiegel

Born 20 September 1945
Laurie Spiegel
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1945-09-20
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Laurie Spiegel

Laurie Spiegel Biography (Wikipedia)

Laurie Spiegel (born September 20, 1945 in Chicago) is an American composer. She has worked at Bell Laboratories, in computer graphics, and is known primarily for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software Music Mouse. She also plays the guitar and lute.

Spiegel was seen by some as a pioneer of the New York new-music scene. She withdrew from this scene in the early 1980s, believing that its focus had shifted from artistic process to product. While she continues to support herself through software development, Spiegel aims to use technology in music as a means of furthering her art rather than as an end in itself. In her words, "I automate whatever can be automated to be freer to focus on those aspects of music that can't be automated. The challenge is to figure out which is which."

Spiegel's realization of Johannes Kepler's "Harmonices Mundi" was chosen for the opening track on the "Sounds of Earth" section of the golden record placed on board the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. Her piece called "Sediment" was used in the cornucopia scene of the 2012 movie The Hunger Games.

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Donnie And Laurie
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Donnie And Laurie
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The Unquestioned Answer
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The Unquestioned Answer
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Appalachian Grove III
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Appalachian Grove III
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Patchwork
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Patchwork
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Patchwork (Alt Version)
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Patchwork (Alt Version)
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Only Night Thoughts
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Only Night Thoughts
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Old Wave
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Old Wave
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A Folk Study
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A Folk Study
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The Expanding Universe/Patchwork
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The Expanding Universe/Patchwork
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Kepler's Harmony Of The Worlds
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Kepler's Harmony Of The Worlds
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Improvisation on a "Concerto Generator"
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Improvisation on a "Concerto Generator"
Mark Fell
Time and Space Shapes for Gamelan
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Time and Space Shapes for Gamelan
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Riding The Storm
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Riding The Storm
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Pentachrome
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Pentachrome
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The Hollows
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The Hollows
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Four Short Visits To Different Worlds: Mines
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Four Short Visits To Different Worlds: Mines
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Passage
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Passage
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Drums
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Drums
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East River Dawn
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East River Dawn
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Voices Within
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Voices Within
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