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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 1. 1967.

Electronic studio at Victoria

Electronic studio at Victoria

An electronic music studio has recently been completed at the university. This consists of an impressive array of equipment for making, modifying and recording sounds.

It Has Been set up by NZBC Accoustics Engineer. Mr. G. W. Ryrie. under the direction of Professor Lilbum of the university's music department, and financed by the university, the UGC. the NZBC and the Queen Elizabeth Arts Council of New Zealand.

The purposes of the studio are manifold: it can be used for teaching. research, composition, and. being the only one of its kind in the country. it keeps NZ abreast of a new development in sound.

In an hour-long recital. I experienced an almost unbelievable variety of sounds. ranging from the sound effects of a Vietnam battle scene to the unrecognisable sound of bells ringing backwards.

Although it can be used to produce music of the ordinary type, this equipment is used mainly to plny rather "way out" pieces which do not conform to any accepted rules of scale or harmony.

If there is sufficient demand the studio may be opened to students for an hour or two each week. Anyone interested should contact Professor Lilburn.