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MP3 Blog #111: Varèse Electronic

Edgard Varèse: Interpolations from Déserts (1954 revision): Interpolation 1 Interpolation 2 Interpolation 3 La procession de verges (1955) (first track on the link) Poème électronique (1957-58) All originally for magnetic tape *   *   *   *   * I first got into … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #109: Xenakis’s “Gendy3″

Iannis Xenakis: Gendy3 (1991) For computer generated sound Currently out of print *   *   *   *   * Program Note: In the Achorripsis (1956-57) chapters (I and V) of Formalized Music [revised and expanded English translation edition, Pendragon Press, 1992], Xenakis … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #88: Happy Bloomsday!

Luciano Berio: ”Thema (Ommagio a Joyce)” (1958) Acousmatic Music Not commercially available * * * * * The perfect piece of music for whatever your Bloomsday festivities may be Berio’s “Thema” is one of the first masterpieces and one of … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #76: Jardins Secrets

Kaija Saariaho:”Jardin Secret I” (1984-85)For tapeAvailable on this compact disc at emusic ”Jardin Secret II” (1984-86)For harpsichord and tapePerformed by Vivienne SpiteriCurrently unavailable commercially ”Nymphéa (Jardin Secret III)” (1987)For string quartet and tapePerformed by the Kronos QuartetAvailable on this compact … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #69: “Walls of Jericho”

Paul Dolden:”Dancing on the Walls of Jericho” (1990)Acousmatic Music ”Beyond the Walls of Jericho” (1991-92)Acousmatic Music Both available on the collection “L’ivresse de la vitesse” at emusic * * * * * Paul Dolden is one of the more exciting … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #66: Analogue Ligeti

György Ligeti:“Glissandi” (1957)Musique concrète “Artilkulation” (1958)Musique concrète Both available on this compact disc

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Mp3 Blog #65: “Into Callous Hands”

Bryan Jacobs:”Into Callous Hands” 2007Musique concrete Not available yet commercially * * * * * A few summers ago my friend Bryan first came up with the idea of writing a piece that used extreme vocal nonverbal emotive gestures such … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #57: De Natura Sonorum

Bernard Parmegiani:De Natura Sonorum (2nd Series) (1975)Incidences/BattementsNatures ephemeresMatieres induitesOndes croiseesPliens et deliesPoints contre champsMusique concréte This and much more Parmegiani is available from Forced Exposure * * * * * As I watched the heavy snow storm blow its silent … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #43: “Messe de Liverpool”

Pierre Henry:Messe de Liverpool: Kyrie (1967)GloriaCredoSanctusAgnus DeiCommunion Musique concrète Buy and listen to most Pierre Henry’s music on compact disc * * * * * In my first mp3 blog post I posted the last part from this, possibly my … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #29: PoMo, ReMo, NeoMo, and “Visage”

Luciano Berio:”Visage” (1962)For voice and tape Available on this out-of-print compact disc featuring Berio’s three electroacoustic works featuring voice * * * * * I’ve never really understood Postmodernism and, although I’ve spent some time researching and learning on the … Continue reading

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