1990 – The demolition of the Berlin Wall was completed in this year, and the divide between East and West Germany concluded uniting the country once more since the separation at the end of the Second World War.
1990 – Thoughtful Wanderings by Dr. Douglas Hill for horn and fixed media – This work is presented in two different versions – the first being written for natural horn, percussion and fixed media, and the second revised for natural horn and fixed media. Unlike other works for horn, this work for fixed media contains metered and unmetered sections showcasing an elaboration of timing distancing from the metrical box of other works. As it is primarily written for the natural horn, this work focuses solely on the natural harmonic series of the French horn where the middle to upper registers act in chromaticisms and melodic functions.
1991 – After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, the Soviet Union later dissolved itself into its independent republics throughout Russia which later lifted the Iron Curtain throughout Europe ending the Cold War.
1993 – Apple Incorporated released its first music production software known as Notator Logic exclusing available on MacOS software. This multitrack platform gave the capability of adding, manipulating and recording audio and MIDI samples into its software with an editing and playback option. This software has developed over the last nearly three decades and is still exclusively sold and operational on MacOS products by Apple.
1993 (April) - A rival to the Finale Music Notation Software, Ben and Jonathan Finn developed the Sibelius Music Notation Sofware in honor of the Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. This software, alike of Finale, is a tool for musician to digitally input music into a notation format with different layout and input options that rival its competitor. This software on the other hand provides free updates whenever the program has been developed further, unlike Finale where each upgrade needed to be purchased regardless of prior download.
1995 – The Yamaha Silent Brass Mute was invented and distributed by the Yamaha Corporation. This practice mute not only muffles the projection for the musician’s practicing convenience, but this practice mute also gives the option for performers to input a pair of headphones to hear themselves while practicing while also giving the capability to hook up their instrument to various guitar loop and distortion pedals to give them electronic capabilities that guitar or other electronic medias can obtain, but they also give them the adaptability to experiment their sound into new expansive works.
1998 – Dance Fool, Dance! by Paul Basler for Horn and Fixed Media – written for hornist Thomas Bacon, this work can either be played by a fixed media track, or as notated in the score can be performed alongside of an electronic synthesizer. Though this work is classified as a twelve-tone composition, this work is very characteristic of Paul Basler’s works as it contains a large variety of rhythmic variation always keeping the performer on their toes and on high alert.
1999 – Fantasy by Kurt Stallmann for horn and tape – written for horn soloist and professor Dr. Paul Basler, this work’s atonal qualities are in the dream-like imagery of the memories the composer had when his brother would practicing horn throughout the night. The horn and fixed media share two completely different and abstract roles that are interchanged throughout the work which represent one’s subconscious while in a dreamlike state of mind.