Outdoors

Miscellaneous Files, Audio, and Links

Notes and essay on the occasion of the concert by the rock group Kansas with the MSU Symphony Orchestra on March 24, 2012.

A 1986 paper prepared for Music 321-Electronic Music Techniques I at the University of Illinois-Urbana:
"The Emergence of Electro-Acoustic Music: The Role of Futurism, Fascism, and Dadaism," by Rob Maher.

A 1983 paper prepared for History 361-Topics in History and Technology at Washington University in St. Louis:
"The Tennessee Valley Authority--Relations with Blue Collar Employees, 1933-1948," by Rob Maher.

  • "Helicotrema" [MP3 encoded version (4:05; 5MB)] (note: piece begins very quietly)
    Composed and performed by Robert C. Maher (analog electronic music studio tape piece)
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, April, 1988.
  • "A Meditation on a Theme by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." [MP3 encoded version (5:19; 8MB)]
    Composed and performed by Robert C. Maher (custom digital audio processing software and analog electronic music studio).From "New Electronic Works from the University of Illinois," LP record album, track 1, May, 1989.
  • A radio interview on audio restoration [MP3 encoded version (5:39; 6MB)]
    Interview produced by Mary Jane Bruce for "University Edition," Nebraska Public Radio, September, 1994.
    The Montana Audio and Acoustics Society web site.
  • "The Spiritual Side of Abraham Lincoln" [MP3 encoded version (8:16; 6MB)]
    1945 lecture excerpt by the late B.V. Crawford (1888-1968), Professor of English, University of Iowa (my grandfather).
    Transferred from 78RPM recording.
  • "Rudyard Kipling" [MP3 encoded version (8:52; 6MB)]
    1952 lecture excerpt by the late B.V. Crawford (1888-1968), Professor of English, University of Iowa (my grandfather).
    Transferred from 78RPM recording.

Time and Space

Just for fun

  • What's the deal with all the flies in Cobleigh Hall?
  • History:  back before smartphones, carrying a large-format cell phone was a sign of status and significance.  People without a phone felt left out, so my dad created a cardboard phone that anyone could use!  Try: the Fo-Fone (courtesy of my father, Louis J. Maher, Jr.)