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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Christian Zanesi ‎

CD, INA-GRM, 1996

Two sound pieces dedicated to/inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen 
and Pierre Schaeffer, based on their interviews and other archived material
from the massive library at Frances National Audiovisual Institute.

Download 73MB


Friday, March 6, 2015

Various Artists
"Highlights Of Vortex'

LP, Folkways, 1959

"This record functions as the 1959 avant-garde score for Vortex, 
a music/film production shown in the Morrison Planetarium in 
San Francisco. One of the first multimedia events of its kind, 
performance includes tracks that were constructed for playback 
on a 38 speaker system by several different musicians/engineers. 
According to the Center of Visual Music, the performance created a
"type of immersion environment [that] had never been created before".

Download 76MB


Friday, January 30, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Dinu Petrescu

LP, Electrecord, 1985

Another intense avant garde outing from 1980's Romania, 
this time by Octavian Nemescu contemporary Dinu Petrescu.
After having studied at the famed Internationale Ferienkurse 
fur Neue Musik in Darmstradt, Germany, under the tutelage of 
Stockhausen, Xenakis and Ligeti, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk 
in Cologne, and the Paris Conservatory with Olivier Messiaen,
Petrescu co-founded the electronic laboratory at the Bucharest
Conservatory. "Cosmophony" realizes these influences, via live 
choirs, tape music, synthesizer, percussive elements and electronic 
processing into a sound of modernity from behind the iron curtain.

Download 110MB


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Octavian Nemescu ‎
"Gradeatia / Natural"

LP, Electrecord, 1984

An instant favorite on first listen... 
this record is one big exercise in subtly intertwining
drone elements, be it they electronic, strings or vocals.
Side a bridges new age and nu new age with aplomb.
This material would benefit GREATLY from a remaster -
an undertaking which would bring out side b's fascinating
micro interplay that predated the software based lowercase
/microsound styles by over a decade. GREAT modern music.
A streaming/download archive of Romanian avant garde 
composers, including Nemescu, is available >here<.

Download 99MB