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ILHAN MIMAROGLU

Prelude No. 8 (To The Memory of Edgard Varese)

ILHAN MIMAROGLU

Prelude No. 8 (To The Memory of Edgard Varese)

Sensitive, meditative early electronics from a student of Vladimir Ussachevsky.

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Pierre Henry

Fantasia

Pierre Henry

Fantasia

Dicey, hallucinatory section from one of Henry's very first solo compositions for tape. circa 1951

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Edgar Varese

Poem electronique

Edgar Varese

Poem electronique

Groundbreaking, hugely influential piece created for the Brussels '58 World's Fair.

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VARIOUS / SUB ROSA

Pierre Schaeffer - Cinq Etudes de Bruits: Etude Violette

VARIOUS / SUB ROSA

Pierre Schaeffer - Cinq Etudes de Bruits: Etude Violette

A part of the revolutionary Musique Concrète manifesto, premiered 5th October 1948 in Paris.

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JOHN CAGE

Williams mix

JOHN CAGE

Williams mix

Cage's first composition for tape recorder used over 600 recordings and took a year to create.

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DAPHNE ORAM

Costain Suite

DAPHNE ORAM

Costain Suite

Jaw-dropping, abstract and deeply psychedelic masterpiece from the founder of the Radiophonic Workshop.

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Pierre Henry

Cantate dramatique: Le voile d'Orphee (The Veil of Orpheus)

Pierre Henry

Cantate dramatique: Le voile d'Orphee (The Veil of Orpheus)

Henry's "experimental opera", a truly epic, deeply arresting composition.

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BERNARD PARMEGIANI

De Natura Sonorum: Matières Induites

BERNARD PARMEGIANI

De Natura Sonorum: Matières Induites

Immersive, hyperreal, astoundingly dynamic material from the master.

156

TOD DOCKSTADER

Quatermass: IV. Flight

TOD DOCKSTADER

Quatermass: IV. Flight

Spacious, hyper-edited and ethereal segment from Dockstader's seminal 'Quatermass'.

156

Luc Ferrari, Pierre Schaeffer & Yannis Xenakis

Etude aux sons animes

Luc Ferrari, Pierre Schaeffer & Yannis Xenakis

Etude aux sons animes

Dynamic piece created shortly after the opening of the influential Groupe de Recherches Musicales

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Edgard Varese

Interpolations From Deserts: Interpolation III

Edgard Varese

Interpolations From Deserts: Interpolation III

An early stretch of dramatic soundscapes created 1950-1954, preceding 'Poeme Electronique'

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François-Bernard Mâche

Prélude

François-Bernard Mâche

Prélude

Awe-inspiring rarity from a student of Messiaen and member of the GRM

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Pierre Henry, Pierre Schaeffer

Gene Piece, R.A.I Bird

Pierre Henry, Pierre Schaeffer

Gene Piece, R.A.I Bird

The natural world, captured and manipulated into a virtual reality.

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Pierre Henry & Pierre Schaeffer

Diffus

Pierre Henry & Pierre Schaeffer

Diffus

Dynamically spacious piece taken from the groundbreaking 'Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul', circa 1950.

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“14 tracks: Concrete phantoms”

In the years following WWII and the creation of magnetic tape recording techniques, composers Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry along with engineer Jacques Poullin opened a portal to the future of music through the Groupe de Recherche de Musique Concrète (GRMC), based at France's national television station (RTF) in Paris. It became the first purpose-built studio capable of creating electroacoustic music and would play host to a succession of advanced musical thinkers and composers such as Oliver Messiaen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgard Varese and Iannis Xenakis. The studio and its students would inspire the creation of similarly influential projects in the UK and the USA, with Daphne Oram setting up the Radiophonic workshop at the BBC (followed shortly by her personal Oramics studio), and the consortium of Vladimir Ussachevsky, Otto Luening, Milton Babbitt and Roger Sessions responsible for the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in Manhattan, NYC. Most of the compositions in this selection were created at the GRMC (later the GRM), but the other institutions are well represented by Daphne Oram and Ilhan Mimaroglu, respectively. If you're unfamiliar with this music, you may want to consider that all these pieces were created through the splicing of tape loops, a time-consuming and laborious process compared with todays digital quick-fixes, but the results are just spectacular, yielding a spectrum of phantastic aural apparitions whose enchanting appeal has become amplified with time. We recommend you listen to this incredible music loud on a decent stereo setup for maximum enjoyment.

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On 30 Mar 15:46 Sam said:
http://www.samuelgillies.webs.com

“Advanced thinking in a world where the world thinks for us”

Absolutely fantastic, I did my dissertation on the notational translations between sound and architectural form - was not amazingly interested when I took it all up, but am left fascinated by the serial composers.

Cage's Williams Mix was on a CD included with the dissertation - his ideas and concepts truly original and valid to the day. Refreshing to see this in my 'related links' adverts! Varese, Schoenberg and Xenakis just as interesting. Very welcome on my browser, and thanks for opening the world to these thinkers.

Sam

On 31 Mar 02:11 cindy chen said:
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thank you for the education!

On 31 Mar 04:50 Donald Andrews said:
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“Bernier! Bernier!”

I just picked up Nicolas Bernier's "Usure.Paysage" LP on Hrönir. I think its fantastic. A contemporary take on music concrete. Maybe nextime.

On 01 Apr 17:36 Diskortion said:
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“Thanks!”

Another great collection, cheers Boomkat

On 03 Apr 03:52 BeachSloth said:
http://beachsloth.blogspot.com/

“Yes!”

This is the 14 tracks I always wanted. I was wondering when we'd get more avant-garde offerings.

On 15 Apr 03:15 sebastien lacmari said:
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“really...”

really really great selection!thanx for your research boomkat....