Paul Earls archives
Scope and Contents
The Paul Earls archives contains a large number of music manuscripts and recordings of his compositions, as well as slides of multi-media laser and sound works he created in venues in the United States and Europe.
- 1914 - 1998
- Earls, Paul, 1934-1998 (Person)
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This collection is open.
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Adapted from: "What's the Score: Spring 2000," MIT Music Library newsletter
Paul Earls, 1934-1998, was a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) from 1970 to 1998. He was a composer known mostly for theatrical and multi-media works that included his laser art such as The Death of King Phillip, Icarus: a Sky Opera (with Otto Piene, Ian Strasfogel and Guenther Schneider-Siemssen), and Mozart and Cosmology (with Beth Soll). He also wrote symphonic, choral, chamber and electronic music. Examples include Brevis Mass, And On the Seventh Day for full orchestra, Nun Danket Fantasy for organ, and Five Notables for solo violin. Recordings of his music currently available in the MIT Music Library include Electronic Music of Paul Earls, 1968-1993 (call no. PhonCD Ea73 elemu) and Instrumental and Vocal Music (call no. PhonCD Ea73 sel).
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- Earls, Paul, 1934-1998
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- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Visual Studies
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- Preliminary inventory to the Paul Earls Archives
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- 2021 November 22: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.
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