So, i never knew that Bruce Haack was on Mr Rogers way back when…

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There’s a few great clips on the wiki page too:

‘Haack was also invited by Aboriginal peoples in Canada to participate in their pow-wows, experimenting with Peyote, which influenced his music for years to come.’

‘New York City’s Juilliard School offered Haack the opportunity to study with composer Vincent Persichetti; thanks to a scholarship from the Canadian government, he headed to New York upon graduating from Edmonton in 1954. At Juilliard.’

‘Haack rejected restrictions of any kind, often writing several different kinds of music at one time. He spent the rest of the 1950s scoring dance and theater productions, as well as writing pop songs for record labels like Dot Records and Coral Records. Haack’s early scores, like 1955’s Les Etapes, suggested the futuristic themes and experimental techniques Haack developed in his later works.[citation needed] Originally commissioned for a Belgian ballet, Les Etapes mixed tape samples, electronics, soprano, and violin; the following year, he finished a musique concrète piece called “Lullaby for a Cat.” ‘

PS: I love this track:

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If you are still reading this you might check out a live performance using 12 chromatically tuned young women on a show called ‘I’ve Got a Secret’

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it’s Squelchy but still pretty fun.

Special thanks to Icey Mike for the inspiration.

brucehaack

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