Warner Jepson's Music


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Warner Remembers - Video clip of him describing his early days of composing in the 1960s

1950s

SNOW ROOM by Warner Jepson (mp3 - 3:03) A child, falling sleep, imagines that the snow falling in the night outside is also falling inside his room from 1950 . I was twenty. WJ

 

1960s

1961 San Francisco Burning at SF Playhouse - Music by Warner Jepson - Review

1963 Brouhaha - Music by Warner Jepson - Review

1964 Saddle the Unicorn at SF Playhouse - Music by Warner Jepson (mp3 - 5mb 3min 42sec)

Prelude and Dance (SADDLE THE UNICORN) - Warner Jepson (Amiga video - 34mb 3min 42sec)

 

1965 Piece for Bells and Toy Piano concert - video - Robert Erickson's Music performed by Warner Jepson - Picasa Video

1965 Piece For two Toy Pianos and Pre-recorded Bells -- Performed by Warner Jepson on KQED - (mp3 -25 mb 19:40)

Warner Jepson playing his Buchla 100 circa 1968

'Warner Remembers' - Video clip of him describing his work with the Buchla Electronic Synthesizer (17mb 5min)

'Warner Remembers' - Video clip of him talking about his Buchla Music at Art Openings in 1960s (11mb 3min)

Samples of Warner's Machine Show Music - Created on a Buchla Box circa 1968
(mp3 samples are 1mb and 1 min. each)

1WarnersBuchlaBoxMusic-Aliens
2WarnersBuchlaBoxMusic-Frogs
3WarnersBuchlaBoxMusic-Robots
4WarnersBuchlaBoxMusic-Rotation
5WarnersBuchlaBoxMusic-Bees
6WarnersBuchlaBoxMusic-Popcorn


Audio cassette of Warner Jepson's Buchla music circa 1969 (5mb 30sec)

Totentanz - 1967 Electronic Musical Score by Warner Jepson


'Warner Remembers' - Video clip of him recounting how he was hired to compose the music for Totentanz (19mb 3min 30sec)

Warner-Jepson-Totentanz-And-Other-Electronic-Works-1958-1973 discogs video
Review of Totentanz by reynoldsretro.blogspot.com

Small Sample of Totentanz and other Electronic Works 1 - 3.7 mb 20sec

Large Sample of Totentanz and other Electronic Work 2 - 15.6 mb 2min 40sec

Totentanz on youtube 2

"Bugs at Large" - YouTube video art using Warner Jepson's Totentanz score

 

1968 The Awakening - Program

1968 The Bed - Electronic Music Score by Warner Jepson from James Broughton's Film (mp3 - 9mb, 6min 42sec)

1969 Christmas Songs on a Buchla Box - For SF MOMA (mp3- 25mb 27min 58sec)

 

1970s

1970 - "Four organs" by Steve Reich including Warner Jepson Mp3 - 42mb 18:00
An Evening of Music with Steve Reich & Musicians at the UC Berkeley Museum, (Nov. 7, 1970)

1971 - Untitled Sound Poem - commissioned for a broadcast as part of a radio exhibition on KPFA.

Illuminated Music 2 & 3 (1973) - U B U W E B - Video and Music by Stephen Beck and Warner Jepson

Illuminated Music 2 & 3 (1973) - Music by Warner Jepson MP3 sound file only

Year: 1973 Time: 28 mins Music: Warner Jepson
A classic in audiovisual experimentation, Illuminated Music was a series of live performances by Stephen Beck (visuals) and Warner Jepson (music) in which the artists reworked pre-made compositions directly before an audience. I'd that say that Jepson's music is far richer and more engaging than the visuals (perhaps as a result of the greater possibilities of the Buchla synth and the deeper theoretical and practical range of electronic music at the time) Illuminated Music is unsurpassable in its historical significance as an early experiment in live electronics. Eye of Sound

 

1980s

Warner Jepson's original Amiga Computer songs here are MP3 files taken from the videos of each song which
Warner uploaded to You Tube. The Videos of each song with musical notation can be found on the Video page.

Bunzhi - Warner Jepson
Judy Jolly - Warner Jepson
Native Run - Warner Jepson
Chambo - Warner Jepson
Ice Box Nice Box - Warner Jepson
Prelude and Dance (SADDLE THE UNICORN) - Warner Jepson
TIME MACHINE Prelude, the machine, flight and fall - Warner Jepson

SingSungBoogie - Warner Jepson
TostTest - Warner Jepson
The Knight Errant - Warner Jepson
Ya Feel It - Warner Jepson

The Money Tree - Musical composed by Warner Jepson - 1987
for the Lehman Engle Musical Theatre Workshop, Los Angeles CA

clip 1 Warner Jepson's music - The Money Tree - rehearsal 4 min 9secs
clip 2 Warner Jepson's music - The Money Tree - rehearsal 2min 23 secs

 

1990 - 2011

Audio Mp3s of Warner Jepson's musical compostions performed by himself with accompaniment.
(Videos of the same songs can be found on the video page)

Remembered - Warner Jepson
Kiira - Warner Jepson
When Heaven was Hot! - Warner Jepson
Not Much Doin' - Warner Jepson
What If - Warner Jepson
Painsong - Warner Jepson

Monarchs on the Move - Warner Jepson in Robert Pacelli video (7mb 1min 20sec)
Warner and I - Warner Jepson in Robert Pacelli video (7mb 1min 20sec)
Warner AVI - Warner Jepson in Robert Pacelli video (24mb 2min 33sec)

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