Sunday, March 22, 2015
3'', Collective Jyrk, 2005
Hiss bathed, disembodied female vocal based looping/out music.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
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.
Friday, March 6, 2015
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".
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
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.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
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<.