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Peter Ablinger
TIM Song
from: "Augmented Studies"

a Pop Song (2012)

TIM Song is a Pop Song.
It's for a speaking voice and accompaniment.
The accompaniment is for any Pop instrumentation.
The voice should be miked.
The text is the original text of the BBC telephone time (dial: TIM).
The song can have any duration (10 seconds, 3'30", endless), but it has to be sung always at the accurate time!
A recording of it therefore is not an option!
(english edited by Henry Andersen)

download full score and instructions

mp3-samples: The first 2 samples are just quick montages of the accompaniment with original BBC-telephone voices. The 3rd sample is a short excerpt from a live-performance of TIM Song (Fanefjord Church, Møen, Denmark 2015, voice and keyboard: Peter Ablinger).
sample 1
sample 2
sample 3

for print version contact the publisher:
Dr. Siegwald Ganglmair, Ruprechtsplatz 4-5/10, A - 1010 Wien,
T: ++43 / 699 / 103 183 74, AB/F: ++43 / 1 / 535 12 66

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Peter Ablinger performing 'TIM Song' at 'Maerzmusik' Berlin 2021, opening a 27 hours live stream on March 27 and 28, titled 'time piece', that included more than 130 musicians and speakers all of them executing their individual version of 'TIM Song'. Venue: Haus der Berliner Festspiele. (TV-photo by Aljoscha Hofmann)

See also:
Augmented Studies - The Series

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