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june 29th, 2011
|sub rosa (belgium) #sr 190 lp|
“an anthology of noise & electronic music • first a-chronology 1921-2001” triple long playing record set
- luigi and antonio russolo - corale (1:57) 1921
- walter ruttman - wochende (11:17) 1930
- pierre schaeffer - cinq etudes de bruits: etude violette (3:18) 1948
- henri pousseur - scambi (6:27) 1957
- gordon mumma - the dresden interleaf 13 february 1945 (12:43) 1965
- angus maclise tony conrad and john cale - trance #2 (5:07) 1965
- philip jeck otomo yoshihide and martin tetreault - untitled #1 (6:06) 2000
- konrad boehmer - aspekt (15:13) 1966
- einsturzende neubauten - ragout: küchen rezpt von einsturzende neubauten (4:08) 1998
- nam june paik - hommage a john cage (4:13) 1958-59
- john cage - rozart mix (7:18) 1965
- sonic youth - audience (6:00) 1983
- survival research laboratories - october 24 1992 graz austria (6:11) 1992
- edgard varèse - poeme electronique (4:40) 1957-58
- iannis xenakis - concret ph (2:44) 1958
- ryoji ikeda - one minute (1:00) 1997
- paul d. miller aka dj spooky that subliminal kid - ftp > bundle / conduit 23 (8:07) 2001
- pauline oliveros - a little noise in the system (moog system) (30:16) 1966
|june 2009 release ; vinyl version, in a deluxe triple-gatefold, which reprints the epic liner notes of the cd edition in full ... needless to say, but it’s pretty great to have such canonic pieces as the russolo’s “chorale”, ruttman’s “wochende”, pousseur’s “scambi”, mumma’s “dresden interleaf”, boehmer’s “aspekt” (listen to the sound-sample for the opening blast ; just bonkers) on “god’s format” ...|
normally i’m not one for conceptualized compilations bridging the old with the new (especially ones involving dj spooky), although i have to make something of an exception here as this was curated with a degree of loving care that discounts my own petty concepts of right & wrong...
no excerpts, just a few hours of seminal early electronic transmissions coupled with a few contemporary-era odes to those magmatic magnetic aktions. a really nice overview: futurism to ‘cinema pour l’oreille’ to musique concrète to live electronics ... all over the first 5 tracks alone.
some of this material is available elsewhere but ... so what. it flows nicely, providing a listening experience akin to a finely executed dj mix. one of the better avenues to get your kid brother hooked on experimental electronic music’s many flowering pastures ...
|sub rosa press release...|
an anthology of noise & electronic music #1
first a-chronology 1921-2001
the first volume of seven published from 2001 to 2011, curated, noted and edited by guy marc hinant.
|an unpublished history|
this is the great beginning of a vast anthology of "noise and electronic music" that we plan for the following years in 7 double volumes. this volume begins in the 1920s, with the russolo brothers, and looks at each decade in turn - varèse, cage, schaeffer, xenakis, the great pioneers - the first traces of a music that was necessarily revolutionary: electronic music, created from nothing (and hence to be entirely invented). some pieces on these cds are certainly classics, but there are others, which, though old, were distributed informally or never even released. our more contemporary pieces are, wherever possible, previously unreleased. in fact, more than the half of what we listen here is unreleased and unpublished.
|the gathering of eclectic noise makers|
whereas composers like stockhausen, berio or pousseur had come from serialism and began making electronic music as a continuation of their work with traditional instruments, others such as boehmer or oliveros composed right away on electronic bases; there were those who invented new methods, like schaeffer and concrete music, others were outsiders, revolutionaries or visionaries like xenakis or cage, without forgetting the branch of sound derived from dada, the complex forms of free jazz, john coltrane, the acoustic and electronic improvisation scene, rock of the alternative, psychedelic and industrial varieties, the german wave of the 1970s, the last generation of electronic musicians from the beginning or middle of the 1990s, dj, reinventors of drones, painters or sculptors using sound, and process or software creators. the noise goes on ...