Contents:

#Groups, Names
#Genres/ "Function"
#Editions, Publishers
instruments abbreviations
Abbreviations_ins.html
#Studios
#Countries
#Labels
(CD and LP)


Abbreviations for Groups

(Name of the Group = "Surname", "Group" = Firstname)

Group Members
ad hoc ad hoc: Miller, Rivest (Abdelali, Cale, Miller, Rivest); 7 works
AfEM Arbeitsgruppe für Elektronische Musik TU Berlin: Boris Blacher, Rüdiger Rüfer, Fritz Winckel, Manfred Krause; 10 works
AMM Keith Rowe, Lou Gare, Cornelius Cardew, Lawrence Sheaff, Christopher Hobbs; 1 work
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Desmond Briscoe (1958–1983), Daphne Oram (1958–1959), Dick Mills (1958–1993), Maddalena Fagandini (1959–1966), Brian Hodgson (1962–1972), Organiser (1977–1995), Delia Derbyshire (1962–1973), John Baker (1963–1974), David Cain (1967–1973), Malcolm Clarke (1969–1995), Paddy Kingsland (1970–1981), Richard Yeoman-Clark (1970–1978), Roger Limb (1972–1995), Glynis Jones (1973–?), Peter Howell (1974–1997), Elizabeth Parker (1978–1998), Jonathan Gibbs (1983–1986), Richard Attree (1987–1998); 30 works
Benoît and the Mandelbrots Benoît and the Mandelbrots was formed in winter 2009 by students of the Uni of Music Karlsruhe: Holger Ballweg, Patrick Borgeat, Juan A. Romero and Matthias Schneiderbanger. 1 work
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benoît_and_the_Mandelbrots_(band)
Biota Chris Cutler, Bill Ellsworth, Stan Starbuck, Ann Stretton, Charles O'Meara (aka Vrtacek) (group) (solo), Larry Wilson; 4 works
Brno Ruzicka, Berg, Istvan, Parsch, Pinos, Stedron; 5 works
Cassiber Heiner Goebbels, Chris Cutler, Peter Prochir, Ernst Stötzner, Shinoda Masami, Dietmar Diesner, René Lussier; 11 works
CECG/GEC Kevin Austin; Jill Bedoukian; Shawn Bell; Pierre Bouchard; Eric Brown; Jean-François Denis; Daniel Feist; Dave Lindsay; Pierre Olivier; Jean Séguin; James Tallon; Robert Tzopa; John Wells (Montréal); 122 works
Denam Bracha Eden, Alexander Tamir; 4 works
DEZIBEL Hampi, Senra, Tomat, Philadelphy; 1 work
Evan Parker Group Evan PArker and guests; 4 works
Gentle Fire Richard Bernas, Hugh Davies, Patrick Harrex, Graham Hearn, Stuart Jones, Richard Orton; 8 works
GMEM Bertolina, Boeuf, Calon, Diennet, Fremiot, Redolfi, Royon Le Mee; 3 works
HMSS hennig, markowski, sciss (Hanns Holger Rutz), sienknecht; 3 works
Klangfach 6 Nico Beuermann, Golo Föllmer, Roland Frank, Beate Lotze, Sabine Schneider, Dirk Schwibbert; 4 works
Klangwerkstatt Frank Michael Beyer, Jeff Bossin, Peter Castine, Folkmar Hein, Berndt Heller, Gerhard Klemke, Erwin Koch-Raphael; 1 work
MEV = Musica Elettronica Viva Musica Elettronica Viva ≈ Allan Bryant, Alvin Curran, Jon Phetteplace, Carol Plantamura, Frederic Rzweski, Richard Teitelbaum, Ivan Vando, Mario Bertoncini, Chiari, Gelmetti, Heinemann; 14 works
MIM Gobin, Formosa, Malbosc, Challalau; 1 work
nps italian group; 9 works
ProTon Ilkka Toiviainen, Mikko Laakso, Agnieszka Waligorska, Pekka Sirén; 3 works
S 2f M S 2f M Firenze, founded by Pietro Grossi; 14 works
Sonde Charles de Mestral; Pierre Dostie; Chris Howard; Robin Minard, Andrew Culver. from ≈ 1975 to 1985 based in Montreal; grew up from a course called Music Design at McGill by Mario Bertoncini; 15 works
Une Drame Musical instantané Jean-Jacques Birgé, Bernard Vitet, Francis Gorgé; 6 works
Voice Crack ≈ Norbert Möslang; 3 works
White Stains C. Abrahamsson, Th. Tibert; 5 works


Abbreviations of Functions (Genres)

(column "Function"); workstatistics August 2016 (total of 32624 works)

AV audio-visual work; 768 works
B Ballet /Dance / Modern Dance (traditional on stage); 807 works
C Concert (if "C" alone: meaning "tape only" or playing from any media like CD, harddisk etc.; 25192 works
F Film; 998 works
I Intermedia; 503 works
MTh Music Theatre; 333 works
O Opera; 242 works
P Performance; 656 works
R Radiophonic Work; 1219 works
SA Sound Art, sound sculpture, sound installation etc.; 1672 works
score computer generated score (sometimes related to classical instrumentation; happens with Xenakis); 63 works
Sn Background music, exhibition music ; 178 works
Th Theatre Music; 519 works
TV Television, Video (audio is the "Soundtrack"); 205 works
≈ Line Break = more then one function (max 3 lines). Two lines ≈ 841 works; three lines ≈ 19 works.

general meaning of * and + and f

  1. if a piece / work is performed from a fixed media alone ("tape alone"), we will find no suffix "+" or "*".
    Fixed Media includ magnetic tape (1/4, 1/2, 1, 2 inch; 2 - 32 tracks; also digital formats like DA8 - PCM), Audio- or Data-CD, DVD (Surroundformats, Videos etc), Harddisk, filmtapes (Umatc, VHS, Beta etc), Film 35mm or 16mm etc.; in the last years in Germany the word "Zuspiel" is used sometimes.
    To make sure this meaning a Suffix-field with the entry f is provided.
  2. if happens, that the performance of the media need additional musicians, performers, "man" or special live-electronics (additional technic / processing / amplification / preparation etc. ), you will find one suffix or two suffixes indicating this performance-situation.
  3. "additional" means all what is more then "normal".
    "Normal" for example in Balletpieces or music with dancers (B) are dancers: usually you do not find a special suffix(es) after Function "B" for dancers (but if a suffix appear together with "B" it indicates other "not normal" and additional performers or electronics.
  4. This is also valid for Functions F, MTh, O, Th!
  5. Suffixes behind Functions like R, SA, TV do not appear often because it gives no real meaning; perhaps it indicates different versions of a piece (for example a version for Radiobroadcast and a version for "tape alone" ≈ fixed media) or indicate a very special Broadcast with performers playing in real time.
  6. often after suffixs no entrance in "Instrumentation" appears; in this case we really know, that we need musicians or additional techniques / tools or equipment to perform the piece, but no information is available!
  7. 14860 works
* suffix "live electronics, can be added to any Function! Iin this case the performance need
  • performer (shown in field "Instrumentation") and/or
  • additional live-electronics (com, synt, con, DSP, ISPW or any other equipment, toys …)
  • 5730 works
+ suffix means historical a work for "tape(s) plus performer etc.", now "fixed Medium plus performer etc.", or in German "mit Zuspiel".
Can be added to any Function. In this case the work need
  • performer /performers (shown in field "Instrumentation") and
  • a fixed medium (but no live-electronics)
  • 6277 works
+* combination of both suffixes: in this case the performance need
  • performer / performers (shown in field "Instrumentation") and/or
  • live electroics (com, synt, con, DSP, ISPW) also indicated in field "Instrumentation" and
  • a fixed medium
  • 925 works
f Fixed Medium, acousmatic music, tape music etc. without any live-electronics or without any performer on stage or musician ("man") except the team / the conductor of the diffusion controling 1 or more loudpseakers / Acousmonium.
14860 works)

Abbreviations for Editions, Publishers

depending datafield "Publisher" / Verlag

Bo&Ha Boosey & Hawkes
Br&Hä Breitkopf & Härtel
Feedb Feedback- Studio - Verlag Köln
INFOGRAM CD's by the Swedish Music Information Center (SMIC)
M-C-Mon Marie-Claude (Montréal, Québec)
MuGal Music Gallery Editions (Toronto)
Séducson Séducson, (Montréal, Québec)
Shelan Shelan Publications (Montréal, Québec)
UE{-L} Universal Edition {London}


Musical Abbreviations, Instruments Abbreviations

(valid for data-field instrumentation )
please visit the more detailed file Abbreviations_ins.html


Studio abbreviations

#Groups, Names
#Genres/ "Function"
#Editions, Publishers
instruments abbreviations
Abbreviations_ins.html
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#Countries
#Labels
(CD and LP)

A. Akademie, Academia, Academy A.Filarm Roma Accademia Filarmonica Roma
ABC Australian Broadcast Corporation AdK Akademie der Künste
AdW Akademie der Wissenschaft AESt Art Ear Studios San Francisco
Am.A. Roma American Academy Roma ARD Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Rundfunkanstalten Deutschlands
B.Aires Buenos Aires BBC BBC Radiophonic workshop
BC British Columbia BR Bayerischer Rundfunk (München / Nürnberg)
C. Centre, Zentrum, centro, É(see PS C. !) CalArts California Institut of Arts
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CCRMA Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
CE Center electronique, Center experimental CNR Conservatoire National de Région
CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Col.Princ EMC Columbia - Princeton Electronic Music Center
Coll College Con Conservatory, Conservatoire, Konservatorium
CRE Center "Research" EMS Electronic music studio (Stockholm)
ESt Estúdio Expe experimentale
Gal Gallery GM… Groupe musique …
HfM Hochschule für Musik HR Hessischer Rundfunk
Inst Institut, Instituto INA Institut National de Audiovisuelle (France)
IRÉ Institut ÉRechercheÉ LA Los Angeles
Lab Laboratory LM- LaboratorioÉMusicÉ
M. Music, Musik, Musica, Musique … MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg / Hannover) NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
NOS Nederlandse Omroe programma Stichting NoTAM Norwegian network for Technology, Acoustics and Music
NRU Nederlandsche Radio Unie NWDR Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk
NY New York ON Ontario
ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk PS Private Studio
PS C. Private Studio of the Composer (3597 works) RB Radio Bremen
RCM Royal College of Music Rio Rio de Janeiro
RNE Radio Nacional de España SanFran San Francisco
Sch School Sem, Stem, SEM Studio Elec Music; Studio für Elektronische Musik (z.B. WDR SEM,…)
SFU Simon Fraser University St Studio
SUNY State University of New York TIP Theater im Palast (Berlin)
TU Technische Universität UC@@ Univerity of California at @@
UEA University of East Anglia UIUC Univerity of Illinois at Urbana Champaigne
UIÉ Univerity of Illinois Uni Univerity
UTEMS University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio VEB Volkseigener Betrieb
WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe)


Abbreviations of Countries

international registration of county-codes / national work quantity
we have changed the country-code to ISO 3166

Links: Wikipedia, Uni Göttingen

The "numbers of works" refer to the works produced in this countries

Please mention, that many pieces have multiple studio- and country-info
!
Please mention the meaning of "country": not nationality of the composer, but the location of realization (Studio) / Commission / budget

#Groups, Names
#Genres/ "Function"
#Editions, Publishers
instruments abbreviations
Abbreviations_ins.html
#Studios
#Countries
#Labels
(CD and LP)

Land / Country
number of works (≈ 1996)
number of works (2015)
ISO 3166 (used in EMDoku)
Country code
top-level domains
MARC21 (dnb)
Argentina / Argentinien
132
205
ar
ag
Austria / Österreich
751
1246
at
au
Australia
66
120
au
at
Belgium
792
945
be
be
Bolivia   1 bo bo
Bosnien-Herzegowina
22
22
ba
bn
Brasil
186
325
br
bl
Bulgaria
34
35
bg
bu
Canada
1604
2079
ca
xxc | cn
Chile
5
290
cl
cl
China
3
cn
cc | ch
Columbia
9
34
co
ck
Cuba
11
12
cu
cu
Czechoslovakia (->
Slovak Rep. & Czech Rep.)
387
 
{CSSR} cz
cs
Czech Republic
20
282
cz
xr
Denmark, Dänemark
168
225
dk
dk
Ecuador
 
ec
ec
Germany
2758
6722
de
gw
German Democratic Republic
200
232
{DDR} de
ge
Estonia, Estland
7
11
ee
er
Finland
212
227
fi
fi
France
3308
4290
fr
fr
Greece
178
203
gr
gr
Hungary, Ungarn
210
219
hu
hu
Hong Kong
1
1
hk
hk
Croatia (Hrvatska)
4
4
hr
ci
Iceland
25
31
is
ic
Iran
 
ir
ir
Ireland
32
79
ie
ie
Israel
84
98
il
is
Italy
866
1137
it
it
Japan
227
284
jp
ja
Korea
16
kr
ko
Lithuvia, Lithuania
7
8
lt
li
Mexico
82
173
mx
mx
the Netherlands
964
1484
nl
ne
New Zealand
8
77
nz
nz
Norway
248
370
no
no
Paraguay
 
py
py
Peru
1
1
pe
pe
Poland
408
580
pl
pl
Portugal
9
111
pt
po
Romania
74
65
ro
rm
Russia
42
143
ru | su
ru
Slovakia (Slovak Republik)
38
207
sk
xo | cs
Serbia     rs rb
Slovenia
8
si
xv | cs
South Africa
1
za
sa
Spain
813
989
es
sp
Sweden
1790
2123
se
sw
Switzerland, Schweiz
431
624
ch
sz
Soviet Union | Russia
81
143
ru | su
xxr | ur
Turkey
1
tr
tu
United Kingdom
1354
1835
uk
xxk | uk
United States of America
2312
3472
us | USA
xxu | us
Uruguay
16
59
uy
uy
Venezuela
8
8
ve
ve
Yugoslavia
122
127
yu
yu


additional statistics (2016):

PS C. Private studio of the composer 3597
PS Private studio production 5069
Works without studio information 9931
  Works without country information 1020
C / f fixed media ("Tape music", "Tonbandmusik", "acousmatic work" … ) 14860
C & more Function(s) Versions in fixed-media and/or other Function 25192
Works without performers or (!)
missing data in field instrumentation
21887
AV / AV & other Func. Audiovisuel works 373 / 768
B / B & other Func. {modern} dance / ballett 504 / 807
F / F & other Func. Film 874 / 998
MTh & Th / MTh & Th with other F. Music Theater 621 / 852
O / O & other F. Opera 109 / 242
P / P & other F. Performance 428 / 656
R / R & other F. Radiophonic work 1082 / 1219
SA / SA & other F. Sound Art 1492 / 1672
TV / TV & other F. Television 178 / 205
Demo Demonstration 22
score Score available 63

#Groups, Names
#Genres/ "Function"
#Editions, Publishers
instruments abbreviations
Abbreviations_ins.html
#Studios
#Countries
#Labels
(CD and LP)

Abbreviations for Labels
LP, CD, DVD, SACD, Musicasette …

(Layout Label_2000)(Excerpt only from 549 Labels)

Spalte 1 Spalte 2 (in Klammern: Anzahl Werke unter diesem Kürzel, Sommer 2015)
Labelcode
Label-Kürzel
LC xxxxx (mehr)
ACC Accord / Paris - MFA (25)
AER Nonsequitur, / Pogus; The Aerial, a journal in sound (50)
Arch 1750 Arch Records Vinyl (12); mutablemusic
ART Artifact Recordings, Berkeley & Bay-Area (74)
AmEG AMEG (Assoc pour la musique électro - Genéve) and Collectivf & Cie (48)
ARTS artist.cd / Schott-Verlags / WERGO (33)
Apollo Apollohuis Records ACD (Panhuysen (19)
BAR Bauta Records, Sweden (7)
BFP Buschfunk Musikverlag Berlin (6)
BIS BIS Records, Sweden (4)
BVHaast BVHaast Records Nederland (92)
CAP Caprice, Sweden (88)
CCD Continuum Records (17)
CEC Canadian Electroacoustic Community CEC-CDs: (367)
Cache, Presence, DISContact!
available at DIFFUSION i MéDIA electrocd.com
Celia CL celia Records = private Label by Jean Schwarz, Paris (38)
CMJ Computer Music Journal MIT-Press (154)
Colossseum Collosseum Schallplatten Nürnberg; LC 3387 (Werke von R. Kayn), (12)
CRC Centaur Records, Inc. (175)
Cri Composers Recordings Inc (CRI) (101), the old CRI-LPs are digitized and have a new Ordernumber starting with 500: NWCR / NWCRL / NWCRI. CRI is sublabel of New World Records NWR (141)
CRM Ricordi / CD, Dischi Ricordi S.p.A. (8)
CSR Cambridge Street Records (private Label by Barry Truax) (61)
Thorofon Thorofon Schallplatten Wedemark (23) - CTH & MTH
Cybele Cybele Records (136); also Label of degem and ICEM (Folkwang-Uni Essen)
CPS Capstone Records USA (23)
CV
CV NEAR
Composer's Voice LP / Donemus Amsterdam / Muziek Centrum Nederland MCN (122)
DegeM degem, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektro-akustische Musik (158)
teils mit Label Cybele, teils degem-edition
DF Delta Records Amsterdam E.F.C (3)
DG Deutsche Grammophon , mostly old Vinyl; (56)
contemporary music visit Schott's WERGO
DMR Deutscher Musikrat: Reihe Musik in Deutschland 1950-2000 (94) (81)
Elektron Elektrron Rec. (SEAMS) Sweden (56)
Erdenklang Erdenklang Hamburg (20)
edel Kooperierendes Label der AdK Berlin (edel Hamburg): ACA Academy; TLR The Listening Room; BC Berlin Classics (26)
EBU European Broadcast Union, Selection (no sale), (27)
ECD EAR-Rational Records Berlin LC 7653 (2)
ECE Electrocord Bukarest (6)
ECM ECM Records München (19)
ed. rz Edition Robert Zank, Berlin (187)
Ellipsis Ellipsis Arts Records (OHM) (52)
EMF Electronic Music Foundation EMF USA Troy (171);
Arts Electric = EMF's guide to music etc.
EPML Experimentalstudio Scherchen / Gravesaner Blätter LPs (8)
ERATO Erato France (34) (Warner)
eSP éditions Shelan publications; privat label by Alcides Lanza, Montreal (17)
ESZ Sugar Music / RCA Italiana / Edizioni Suvini Zerboni; (7)
FACD Finlandia, London, LC 1169 (10)
FENO Fennica Records Helsinki (7)
FER Firework Edition Records Sweden (55) (Elggren & Tankred)
Finna Finnadar Records NY (founded by Ilhan Mimaroglu, distributed by The Atlantic Recording Corporation) (20)
FOCD Fontec Records Tokyo (9)
FTM Fondazione Teatro Massimo Italy ( 50 Ans de Musique Electroacoustique au GRM) (25)
FTS Folkways Records NY (66)
FYLP
FYCD
FYDVD
Fylkingen Records Sweden, LP, CD, CDR, DVD (213)
GMEB Group de Musique Experimentale de Bourges / IMEB (goto LDC)
GMEM Group de Musique Experimentale Marseille GMEM / Collection EFFECT INPUT EI (21)
GMVL Group de Musique Vivantes de Lyon GMVL, (60)
together with Group L'Inventaire Rhône-Alpes
GU
JTLP
Generations Unlimited Boston, NY; private Label by David Prescott (5)
HE Heliodor (vormals von Deutsche Grammophon Ges.) (12)
HEM Hemisferio, Madrid (Lewin-Richter), Vinyl (11)
HM
HMA
HMC
HMCD
HMS
HMU
HMV
Harmonia Mundi France, (27)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (LC 00761)
HUN Hungaroton Budapest (41)
IMED Diffusion i MéDIA Montréal, IMSO SONARtl, empreintes DIGITALes (414)
INA
CollGRM
ACL
Label der INA-GRM Paris (371)
Collection Harmonia Mundi GRM = LP (229); Aclama (3); Vertrieb;
IRCAM Publication IRCAM Paris (diverse collections & cooperations) (43) {les années 90}
ISAST
LMJ
Int. Society for Art, Sciences and Technology (ISAST); Leonardo Music Journal from MIT-Press Journals (80)
Jase Jasemusiikki Oy, Helsinki (40)
JTR Justin Time Records inc. (19)
Kairos Kairos Music Production Wien (5)
Kst Stockhausenverlag (26)
LD Microsillon BAM Paris (20)
LDC
GMEB
Mnemosyne Bourges, France: Cultures Électroniques, Chrysopée Electronique, / GMEB / IMEB / UNESCO ; LC 0609 / LC 00609 (413)
LM Lovely Music NY (77)
MEC la muse en circuit (19)
MGCB
MGLD
Magison, Cycle Bayle (private Label by François Bayle) (47)
MO Disques Montaigne, Montaigne auvidis (15)
MS Columbia, Music of our Time (25)
NW New World Records (145)
MW Musicworks Canada (76)
NA New Alboin (29)
NI Nimbus (4)
nor Prix Noroit (36)
ODE ONDINE Finland (16)
PAN Edipan Rom (49)
PAR Poly Art Records France (3)
PHI Philips (145)
Produc Man Producciones Mañana (Maiguashca) (5)
PS
PSCD
PSSACD
Phono Suecia / LP, CD, SACD; Svensk Musik / SMIC (143)
RRR Reiger Recording Reeks (Roland Kayn) (67)
ReCDec RecRec Genossenschaft Zürich (3)
RIC Ricercara Ensemble (3)
S2K Sony classical (6)
SBC&M Sociedade Brasileira Computaçao (99)
SCD Sargasso Records (38)
SEAMUS Society for EM in the US (133)
SoN Son Nova (5)
SR Silent Records / Cascone (3)
STR Stradivarius Italy (29)
Sistrum Sistrum Brasilia (Antunes) (10)
SUA Supraphon Prag (14)
TE Trace Elements (3)
TRD Tronia Toronto (4)
TV Turnabout Vox (16)
WER WERGO Schott Verlag Mainz (436)

last Modification: 18.08.2016 F. Hein