Michael Dellaira The music of Michael Dellaira


MAUD is the earliest of my pieces you will find on this site.

Composed in 1977, it is a monodrama for mezzo-soprano, accompanied by computer-generated sounds, based on a text by poet Gary Sange.

On this recording it is sung by Christine Schadeberg.   The sounds were generated by an IBM 360-91, using MUSIC4BF, a Fortan-based application.   Digital-to-analog conversion was done at the Godfrey Winham Lab at Princeton University.

Janet Steele gave the premiere performance in 1977 on an ISCM concert at Carnegie Recital Hall in


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New York.