Scott Wyatt Personal Papers and Sound Recordings

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

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Non-commercial Sound Recordings

Commercial Sound Recordings

Scott Wyatt Experimental Music Studios Papers

Personal Papers



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Collection Overview

Title: Scott Wyatt Personal Papers and Sound Recordings, 1961-2018Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/73

Primary Creator: Wyatt, Scott (1951 -)

Extent: 8.25 cubic feet

Arrangement:

Organized in four series: Series 1: Non-commercial Sound Recordings, ca. 1978 - 2018; Series 2: Commercial Sound Recordings, ca. 1985 - 1987; Series 3: Scott Wyatt Experimental Music Studios Papers, ca. 1961 - 1984, which is organized into two sub-series: 1) Experimental Music Studios 40th Anniversary Exhibit Photographs and Labels, and 2) Experimental Music Studies pomotional materials and compositions; and Series 4: Personal Papers.

Series 1 and 2 are arranged in original order. Series 3, Sub-Series 1 is arranged by exhibit subject. Series 3, Sub-Series 2 and Series 4 are unarranged.

Date Acquired: 06/12/2017. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Compositions-Music, Computer Music, Electronic Music, Music Composition, Music teachers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of sound recordings, photographs of the University of Illinois' Experimental Music Studio used for its 40th anniversary, and posters and reports documenting Scott Wyatt's work as a School of Music faculty member and director of the Experimental Music Studio, and his work as a composer throughout his career at the University of Illinois between 1974 and 2014. Also included in these papers is the complete computer code used by Lejaren Hiller to create his computer composition, "Avalanche" completed in 1970.

Biographical Note

Scott Wyatt (b. 1951) studied Music Education and Piano Performance at West Chester University in Pennsylvania in 1970 where he also studied music composition  with Larry A. Nelson and John Melby. After graduating with his bachelors degree, Wyatt continued his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1974, where he studied composition with John Melby, Herbert Brun, Ben Johnston, Salvatore Martirano, and Paul Martin Zonn. In 1975 Wyatt was hired as composition faculty lecturer and co-director of the Experimental Music Studios with James Beauchamp. In 1976, he was awarded a tenure track faculty position and became the director of the Experimental Music Studios. He retained that title until 2016, when he retired from the University of Illinois.

Wyatt composes music for a variety of ensembles and genres including works for theatre, voice, acoustic instruments, electroacoustic music, and music for dance, documentary film, radio, television, and laser shows. Wyatt has won several awards for composition including: the 1978 International Society for Contemporary Music National Composers Competition, the 1979 National Flute Composition Competition, the 1979 Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo Composition Competition, and the 1984 International Confederation of Electro-Acoustic Music Grand Prize at the International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition in Bourges, France. In 1985 he was awared the University of Illinois University Scholar Awared as part of the University's first class of University Scholars to acknowledge nationally and internationally recognized achievement and distinction as a faculty member of the university. In addition, Wyatt has received several awards for his teaching and research including: the 1990 Arnold Beckman Research Award for the development of digital timescaling applications, numerous grants between 1996 and 2011 for live performance methodology for eight-channel sound diffusion and sound spatialization, a 1991 Illinois Arts Council Award, a 1994 Educational Technologies assistance grant for course development, a 1997 College of Fine and Applied Arts Outstanding Faculty Award, a 1998 appointment as an Associate in the UIUC Center for Advanced Study, and a 2008 Fine and Applied Arts Creative Research Award for the collaborative composition for electroacoustic music with live continuum performance and two giant 900,000 volt Tesla coils, titled "Risky Business: a Tribute to Nikola Tesla." Among other compositions, Wyatt was commissioned in 1989 by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony to create "Time Pinnacle" for Orchestra, electroacoustic music, visual projections, and lasers for the Beckman Institute dedication. In addition, in 1995, he was commissioned by the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts to create an opening compositions (for 6 choral octetes, percussion, conductor, and 8-channel electroacoustic music involving 600 lighting cues), title "Visions in Time" for the KCPA 25th Anniversary Gala Commemoration.

Wyatt is also known for his development and application of positional three-dimensional audio imaging and spatialized audio recording techniques designed for discrete 8-channel performance. His compositions are recorded on Capstone, Centaur, GMEB Cultures Electroniques Series, Library of Congress, MARK, OFFICE, Music from SAMUS, UBRES, and VERIATZA recordings.

Subject/Index Terms

Compositions-Music
Computer Music
Electronic Music
Music Composition
Music teachers

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Additional photographs and news clippings were received from Scott Wyatt on November 13, 2017. Additional sound recordings were received from Scott Wyatt on April 16, 2018

Acquisition Source: Scott Wyatt

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: For further information about other Lejaren Hiller sound recordings and personal papers please visit the University at Buffalo's Lejaren Hiller Papers. For more information please see https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/hiller.


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[Series 1: Non-commercial Sound Recordings, ca. 1978 - 2018],
[Series 2: Commercial Sound Recordings, ca. 1985 - 1987],
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Series 3: Scott Wyatt Experimental Music Studios Papers, ca. 1961 - 1998Add to your cart.
Exhibit materials, promotional posters, EMS technical reports, and compositions documenting the studio space and its creative output
Sub-Series 1: Experimental Music Studios 40th Anniversary Exhibit Photographs and LabelsAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photos of Studio A, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Studio A
Folder 2: Photos of Studio B, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Studio B
Folder 3: Photos of Studio C, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Studio C
Folder 4: Photos of Studio D, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Studio D
Folder 5: Photos of Studio E, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Studio E
Folder 6: Photos of Students working at the Computer Music Project, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of the CMP and Sever Tipei
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photos of Scott Wyatt, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Scott Wyatt with faculty and students as well as the Buchla Synthesizer
Folder 2: Photos of Salvatore Martirano, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Salvatore Martirano, performers in L's GA, and the Sal-Mar Construction
Folder 3: Photos of Lejaren Hiller and Stiven House, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Hiller, John Cage, the Muic Typewriter, and Stiven House
Folder 4: Promo for Lejaren Hiller and Leonard Isaacson, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Promotional Posters for Hiller and Isaacson Compositions: Composition with an Electronic Computer; Illiac Suite for String Quartet
Folder 5: Photos of Faculty and Graduate Students, 1998Add to your cart.
Peter Roubal, Mike Pounds, Cris Ewing, Studio X, Monroe Golden, Ben Johnston
Folder 6: CD Covers and Liner Notes, 1998Add to your cart.
Scott Wyatt, Sever Tipei, Experimental Music Studios, Faculty, and Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS)
Folder 7: Articles, Correspondence, and HPSCHD Program, 1998Add to your cart.
Copies of mounted articles and correspondence about EMS and copy of original program for John Cage and Lejaren Hiller's HPSCHD at Assembly Hall
Folder 8: Copies of Exhibit Labels, 1998Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photos of Scott Wyatt, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Scott Wyatt
Folder 2: Photos of Hiller and Cage, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Lejaren Hiller and John Cage & a copy of the original poster for HPSCHD at Assembly Hall
Folder 3: Photos of James Beauchamp and the Harmonic Tone Generator, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of Beauchamp and the HTG
Folder 4: Photos of LP Covers, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of LP Covers: Computer Music from the University of Illinois - Hiller/Isaacson/Baker; HPSCHD - John Cage & Lejaren Hiller, String Quartet No. 2 - Ben Johnstonp; L's GA j- Salvatore Martirano; The Composer in the Computer Age--V - A Salvatore Martirano Retrospective: 1962-92.
Folder 5: Graphic Scores by Herbert Brun, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted photographs of two scores created using FORTRAN.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photos of the EMS, Scott Wyatt, and Studio D, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs of the Experimental Music Studio, Scott Wyatt, and Studio D
Folder 2: Photos of Faculty and Students, 1998Add to your cart.
Mounted Photographs include Ben Johnston, Lejaren Hiller, Charles Hamm, Sal Martirano, Herbert Brun, Kenneth Gaburo, Phil Musser, Paul Zonn, the Sal-Mar Constriction, Thomas Noggle, Joseph Pinzarrone, Debra Lowen, the Dancer-controlled synthesizer, and Sever Tipei.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: LP Cases, 1979-1989Add to your cart.
LP Cases used as exhibit materials: in Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Experimental Music Studios (1983); New Elecronic Works from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1989); collections I: electronic music with and without instruments - Scott A. Wyatt (1979)
Sub-Series 2: Experimental Music Studios promotional materials and compositionsAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Promo Posters, 1978-1998Add to your cart.
Promotional Posters for Experimental Music Studios Performances and 40th Anniversary
Folder 3: Program Code for Avalanche, 1966 - 1969Add to your cart.
Bound program cards for the composition Avalanche
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: EMS Promotion and Curriculum Guide (book one), ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: EMS Promotion and Curriculum Guide (book two), ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: EMS Promotion and Curriculum Guide (book three), ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: EMS History, 1957-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: EMS Programs and Course Descriptions, 1978-1999Add to your cart.

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