new to stock as of
july 8th, 2011
|creel pone (italy) #cp 128 cd|
oskar sala “electronic virtuosity” compact disc-recordable
- resonances • concerto for mixture-trautonium and electronic orchestra (18:17)
- suite for mixture-trautonium and electronic percussion (17:45)
dance with percussion solo (4:58)
light march rhythm (1:43)
interlude with some percussion effects (1:25)
improvisation for electronic percussion (3:36)
|... long in the works, here’s a replica of oskar sala’s 1970 “debut” album (actually ; he did make his recorded debut on the 1961 “electronics • five improvisations on magnetic tape” lp alongside remi gassmann’s score to a george balanchine ballet production ... but this is first full-length recording of his work) ; a selected sound library show-casing (-boating ?) his “electronic virtuosity”, intended for “radio television film advertising backgrounds” ...|
... in some ways the early-electronic equivalent of a steve vai record (in many others ... absolutely nothing like one) the two side-length pieces here consist of extremely deft, multi-tracked performances of trautwein & sala’s trautonium, expertly controlled by sala & sent packing through all manner of “tape studio” effects (the gnarly sproing of reverb & chatty ring modulation timbres are a treat) ... the b-side’s addition of “electronic percussion” only serves to add an extra exotic layer of low, thudding energies & beautifully flitting crackling trills ...
|creel pone press release...|
this creel pone edition includes:
1 x crystal-clear re-sealable polypropylene cd sleeve with a green / gold foil stamp affixed to the exterior
1 x double-sided professionally printed full-color semi-gloss photo-stock booklet
1 x six-color inkjet-printed compact disc-recordable in a high-density round-bottom anti-static cd sleeve
radio television film advertising backgrounds
electronic virtuosity by oskar sala
in 1930 oskar sala studied composition with paul hindemith. he was an assistant to friedrich trautwein. in 1952 he constructed the mixture·trautonium (mtr) with electronic percussion. since 1958 oskar sala has owned an electronic studio in berlin, where he composes and realizes electronic music for film, radio, television, records, and theatre.
the mixture-trautonium is an electronic music instrument with relaxation oscillators to generate frequencies ; two manuals - two strings stretched over two metal bands ; two pedals ; stops for timbres and subharmonic mixtures ; an electronic percussion with random noise generator ; relay interrupter, and percussion switches.
to create an "electronic orchestra", the mtr is connected with studio equipment. the results are superimpositions of sound sequences with variations in the sound level, sound relationships, timbres, rhythms, dynamics and, in stereophonism, the location of the sounds in the room. according to the kind and numbers of combination switches selected, complex sound structures are built up.