Excellent set of experimental string quartet pieces by Latin American composers, performed by Cuarteto De Cuerdas Latinoamericano. Discos PAX [no catalog number]. Amazing disc presenting the microtonal compositions of 2 Julian Carrillo students who devised a scale of tones and constructed new instruments, "harmonic harps," to realize their work.
I won't attempt to match the eloquence of the broken english notes: "Understanding that it had to pass almost years for humanity before reaching a scale of only 12 sounds, obvious is the importance of using one scale of sounds which follows the order of the scale of the harmonics: all intervals are different, from major to minor ones and with no relations with the classic tones or semitones.
Purification and musical enrichment that will produce to the hearers new sensations and emotions. An all around great collection of unique recordings privately released by the St.
Louis New Music Circle, "an independent forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary music" actually still in existence and "the longest continuously operating presenter of new music in the United States" according to their web site.
Includes Subotnick's first acknowledged composition I believe this is its only existing recording , an experimental vocal workout by Gaburo, and some obscure but worthwhile electronic works.
And just when you thought Stockhausen had the last word on amplified tam-tams, O'Donnell is able to obtain some fresh sounds from that setup in his performance of his own work. Artist ALP Radical avant garde music yielding some wonderfully extreme experimental noise from trombones, electric guitar, and organ. The back cover has strange absurdist notes in Swedish and English by each composer.
Wildly experimental conceptual music for trombones performed by Die Gruppe Brass Art. Yes, some of these works can be heard elsewhere via more well-known recordings, but these are all especially worthwhile performances. Most notably, the Kagel piece is unlike other recordings of the work as it features multiple performers and was directed by the composer as "the radio play version of a scenic interpretation.
Gaudeamus Foundation [no catalog number]. Delving deeper into the esoterica, here is another disc containing a unique performance of Kagel's Atem here done on a clarinet , along with some other avant garde gems, all recorded live at the Competition and released privately in a limited edition by the Gaudeamus Foundation. Boucher: Begonia-Rex for 4 ondes Martenot. All pieces are performed by L'Ensemble d'ondes de Montreal. Gorgeous microtonal music composed in the notes-to-the-octave system devised by 20th century Dutch physicist and composer Adriaan Daniel Fokker a pupil of Albert Einstein influenced by the music theory of 17th-century Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens.
Privately released by Washington University. Liner notes by Adam Sliwinski. LP lacquers and mastering by veteran Scott Hull at Masterdisk. Plated and pressed by RTI, California. Danish percussionist and conductor Mathias Reumert lives and breathes contemporary classical music.
As creator and leader of the acclaimed ensemble Ekkozone, he explores the boundaries between classical, world and experimental music in performances at rock and jazz festivals. Ekkozone is a Danish crossover ensemble that masterfully explores the lines between classical, world and experimental music.
Now available on vinyl for the first time in over 25 years! Skinny Puppy: Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse Nettwerk LP In its four decades of existence, Skinny Puppy has established itself as a groundbreaking innovative voice in the world of electronic music, fearless in both its musical experimentation and taking a stance on the issues of our times.
Recorded live in the studio over two nights in August while at Electric Lady Studio mixing the original album, MassEducation lays bare the exquisite songcraft of its other half. A deeply melodic record, with her intimate, maternally-tender voice floating in the middle of each three-dimensional, womb-like sonic space. Cut and mastered by Matt Colton; Manufactured at optimal media, Germany.
Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up. Thom Yorke provides his first ever film score featuring 25 original compositions recorded and produced by the Radiohead frontman and Sam Petts-Davies. And Suspiria is one of those legendary soundtracks. I watched the original film several times, and I loved it because it was of that time, an incredibly intense soundtrack. Obviously Goblin and [director] Dario [Argento] worked incredibly closely when they did it together.
A term for the awareness of impermanence, or the transience of things. In investigating the passing of time, the boundaries between memory and hallucination become blurred; between fiction and reality. The movement of time transforms into an eternal present. Oct 25 Share this: Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window. Like this: Like Loading Create a free website or blog at WordPress.
Post to Cancel. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. We need more of that stuff. Download it here flv player required. Here's a sample:. Labels: Bernard Wilets , documentary , Video.
Tuesday, 30 October 30 years ago Although Oskar Sala's electronic sound effects for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds made in on his trademark Trautonium beast; see Mr Hitchcock himself trying to get some sounds of it - or is he just posing?
Until I joined Soulseek last week. I have added my usual kind of "wannabe artwork" - and here you have your soundtrack for nocturnal nightmares. So if a flock of birds is passing you these days, remember what may happen to you Labels: electronic soundtrack , Oskar Sala , Trautonium.
Besides Germany, France and to some extend Sweden, the Netherlands were probably the most active European country in the formation of electronic music c.
Some basic links to further explore the Dutch electronic music scene:. Labels: Jan Boerman , tape music. Read his biography here. The music contained here is, well historically important, but probably not something you'd want to play on your wedding day.
It's a little boring but that's just my opinion. Anyway, check out one of the earliest computer music pieces ever conceived Illiac Suite from - but don't expect any proto Sci-Fi stuff one Pietro Grossi's "Computer Music" for IBM; this is "just" a modified string quartet. Labels: Computer music , Lejaren Hiller. In conjunction with my previous post Nonesuch's Computer Music , here's an interview with composer John Chowning, a leading pioneer of digital music. Chowning is known for having discovered the FM synthesis algorithm in In FM synthesis, also known as frequency modulation , both the carrier frequency and the modulation frequency are within the audio band.
In essence, the amplitude and frequency of one waveform modulates the frequency of another waveform producing a resultant waveform that can be periodic or non-periodic depending upon the ratio of the two frequencies. Labels: Computer music , Interview , John Chowning. You wouldn't recognise it as a synth even if you stood right in front of it.
The ANS beast is probably one of the most unique synths ever made. Sound-synthesis is made with photosensitive sensors, and it sounds somewhat like a liquid cosmic nebula r. Strange stuff. For a better description check Wikipedia. It's now impossible to get even if you'd sell your mother's soul. All wrong. Although I'm a complete hillbilly in this matter, I can trace the age of digital music to the late Fifties yes, the decade when Sputnik was launched.
Here's some more. Nonesuch's out-of-print vinyl-only release Computer Music. Thursday, 18 October Some new features. It sounds cooler than it actually is, but it's perhaps still worth a look. I just set up a Google Custom Search Engine and added my favourite sharity blogs. If you like to build your own custom search engine , just do the following: 1. Set up a Google account if you haven't yet. Create a new search engine 4. Add the URLs you'd like to be indexed. To add the search box to your site, just use the "get code" function, go to your blog account, add html content, and paste the code.
Labels: background information. My new side project: Radio Schwingungen. Yours as always Adam Eleven. Labels: background information , Radio Schwingungen. Premiered just four days ago on DeutschlandRadio Berlin Alvin Curran's latest radiophonic piece probably doesn't qualify as "vintage" electronic music - but I hope that you'll still appreciate this occassional detour of our Electronic Music Time Machine.
Be prepared though: Sound quality isn't very good it's an FM recording, mono, with constant background hiss But t t's still a rewarding hour to listen to, with Alvin Curran's typical, slowly evolving aural magic. The amateurish artwork is mine and features a pavement on Piazza San Pietro shot on recent trip to Rome. Labels: Alvin Curran , radiophonic , soundart. Oteri [Interview January , Quicktime movie]. Cheery and sometimes cheesy pop constructions are interrupted by blasts of horrid interference, or disintegrate entirely without warning.
Filtered drum patterns twist, turn and mutate; pretty vocal lines — by Val Shaw and Annie Bird among them — are interrupted by strange industrial clangs the kitchen sink being tossed in, presumably.
Orchestral arrangements turn out to be layered bass parts, variously pitched up and down to resemble violins and cellos. Notable for their early use of the Moog in a psych-rock context. How many John Cage students does it take to change a lightbulb?
Silver Apples is, in sensibility and intent, a straightforward rock record — it just happens to be played on one of the weirdest electronic set-ups imaginable. Inspired by Sun Ra, NY musician Simeon Coxe cadged an oscillator off a friend, and learned his way around it by playing along to Rolling Stones records in his bedroom.
The Simeon featured multiple pre-tuned oscillators routed through a telegraphy key, which Coxe then controlled using his feet, hands and, where required, forehead. Fuzz units, phasers and treated speakers were than bolted on to add character and texture to the sound. It was, by all accounts, a chaotic and haphazard set-up, and one that took many hours to set-up and dismantle.
Given the difficulty of achieving polyphony with an oscillator set-up, the compositions are often harmonically static, giving the record a driving, hypnotic quality. San Fran outfit with links to the iconic Mills College Tape Music Centre, and another outfit using homebuilt synthesizers within a rock idiom.
Prior to that, though, Perrey was an early proponent — and arguably the great virtuoso — of the Ondioline, a proto-synthesizer from the s.
Built by George Jenny, the Ondioline was a monophonic vacuum tube keyboard, encased in a plush wooden cabinet. The keyboard was mounted on springs, meaning the keys could be physically wobbled to create a vibrato effect whilst playing. A long metal braid also allowed the player to create limited percussive sounds.
The pace is glacial, and the effect is too — huge organ chords that drift like icebergs, catching and refracting the dawn light. Heart-shatteringly lovely, and surely one of the first ever chill-out albums. Forgive the deeply terrifying front cover and ever-so-eggy jauntiness — this France-only EP is an important example of early multitracked electronics.
Hans Sitt. Heinrich Reimann. Alexander Taneyev. Victor Bendix. Jan Blockx. Mary Grant Carmichael. Gabrielle Ferrari. Ludvig Hegner. Vincent d'Indy. String Quartet No. Josef Bayer. Frederick Corder. Frederic Hymen Cowen. Hans Huber. Helena Munktell. Henrique Oswald. Raoul Pugno. Charles Villiers Stanford. Arthur Foote. Iwan Knorr. Hans von Koessler. Charles Malherbe. Arturo Buzzi-Peccia.
George Whitefield Chadwick. Pekka Hannikainen. Engelbert Humperdinck. Alexander Kopylov. Moritz Moszkowski. Antonio Smareglia.
John Philip Sousa. Bernard Zweers. Nicolaj Hansen. Jean Pietrapertosa. Anatoly Lyadov. Arnold Mendelssohn. Richard Sahla. Cecilia Arizti. Eva Dell'Acqua. Robert Fischhof. Helen Hopekirk. Natalia Janotha. Felix Mottl. Gilda Ruta. Mary Elizabeth Turner Salter. Christian Sinding. George Strong. Sergei Taneyev. Timothee Adamowski. Berta Bock. Alfred Bruneau. Frederic Cliffe. Rudolf Dellinger. Edward Elgar. Ethel R.
Gustav Helsted. Wilhelm Kienzl. Ruggero Leoncavallo. Rosalind Ellicott. Henry Schoenfeld. Achille Simonetti. Mary Knight Wood. Siegfried Alkan. Thomas Bidgood. Isidore de Lara. Catharinus Elling. Richard Franck. Guy d'Hardelot. Ludvig Holm. Frank Lynes. Giacomo Puccini. La fanciulla del West ; Turandot.
Romanticism ; post-romanticism ; verismo. Catharina van Rennes. Risto Savin. Ethel Smyth. Stella Stocker. Gerard von Brucken Fock. Laura Sedgwick Collins. Teresa Tanco Cordovez de Herrera. August Enna. Josef Bohuslav Foerster. Narcisa Freixas. Arthur Friedheim. Susie Frances Harrison. Basil Harwood. Victor Herbert. Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.
Sergei Lyapunov. Ida Georgina Moberg. Vincenza Garelli della Morea. William Reed. Hope Temple. Ellen Riley Wright. Valborg Aulin. Gustave Charpentier. Victor Ewald. Bohumil Fidler. Pietro Floridia. Alberto Franchetti. Axel Gade. Raoul Gunsbourg. Edward MacDowell. Hugo Wolf. Gustav Mahler. Romanticism ; modernism. Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Edouard Potjes. Emil von Reznicek. William Wallace. Felix Woyrsch.
Anton Arensky. Spyridon Samaras. Wilhelm Berger. Marco Enrico Bossi. Georgy Catoire. Florence Everilda Goodeve. Charles Martin Loeffler. Rudolf Raimann. Marie Emmanuel Augustin Savard. Ludwig Thuille. Conrad Ansorge. Florence Aylward. Meliton Balanchivadze. Dora Bright. Georgi Conus. Walter Damrosch. Arthur De Greef. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. Claude Debussy. Frederick Delius. Alphons Diepenbrock. Maurice Emmanuel. Edward German. Henry Holden Huss. Carrie Jacobs-Bond. Mona McBurney. Ferdinand Pfohl.
Emil von Sauer. Alberto Williams. Hugo Becker. Felix Blumenfeld. Charles Bordes. Maria Chefaliady-Taban. Abbie Gerrish-Jones. Helen Francis Hood. Hugo Kaun.
Izabella Kuliffay. Pietro Mascagni. Horatio Parker. Alfred Reisenauer. Vladimir Sokalsky. Arthur Somervell. Eugen d'Albert. Hugh Blair. Piano Concerto in C, Op. Ricardo Castro. Harry Falkenau. Eleanor Everest Freer.
Louis Glass. Alexander Gretchaninov. Peter Griesbacher. Johan Halvorsen. Sakunosuke Koyama. Alessandro Longo. Alberto Nepomuceno. Guy Ropartz. Richard Strauss. Giovanni Tebaldini. August de Boeck. Herbert Brewer. Eduardo di Capua. Paul Dukas. Herbert J. Paul Gilson. Alexander Glazunov. Alfred Hollins. Borghild Holmsen. Gustav Jenner. Robert Kahn. Emil Kauppi. Enric Morera i Viura. Carl Nielsen. Giacomo Orefice. Jean Sibelius. Symphonies No. Amanda Christina Elizabeth Aldridge.
Tor Aulin. John Clare Billing. Ferruccio Busoni. Fantasia contrappuntistica ; Turandot Suite ; Piano Concerto. Francesco Cilea. L'arlesiana ; Adriana Lecouvreur. Gustave Doret. Vasily Kalinnikov. Clara Anna Korn. Laura Lemon. Vladimir Rebikov. Caro Roma. Erik Satie. Johann Strauss III.Pietro Grossi: Paganini Al Computer-- I 24 Capricci Per Violino: Grossi had his own unique vision for what the "switched-on" synthesized classical concept album could be, as evidenced in these noisy and insane computer-generated reimaginings of Paganini's solo violin excercises, realized at Computer Music del CNUCE - CNR di Pisa.