Stockhausen Interview

Electronic Lovers turned us on to this Stockhausen clip.

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Stirborg – Perceiving The World with Hate
Perceiving The World with Hate is the next grim yet creative sonic chapter in Stirborg’s distinctive take on the black metal genre, it shows Stirborg repeating old tricks effectively but adding in a few new ones to the blacked pot too.

Various Artists – Adventures in sound
Adventures in sound is a rather splendid compilation that focus in on early electronic & Electro-Acoustic composition, musique concrete, and avant- grade composition. Collecting together tracks from: Stockhausen, Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry and Edgard Varese. Making this an highly enjoyable, varied primer and introduction to these old avant-garde masters

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Free Music General

Institute of Contemporary Arts’ The Experiment podcast

Ihis podcast is always interesting and now features some new acousmatic compositions.

Kevin will be in conversation with acousmatic composer Adam Asnan who amongst other things explores Pierre Schaeffer‘s theories and incorporates these ideas in his own contemporary works. The term acousmatic comes from the Greek akousmatikoi, the name of the esoteric disciples who listened to lectures that Pythagoras gave out loud from behind a veil.

To unveil something of the acoustmatic sound in part 1 of the Art of Listening, we will be listening to a selection of new compositions and artists from London based label entr’acte – artists like Lee Gamble whose work floats and stretches the contours of sound, getting underneath and inbetween, like an ‘inner space’ probe.

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The night France tuned in to clank and clatter

Acousmonium at Sonic Acts XII
Image by pablosanz via Flickr

Sixty years of electroacoustic music are profiled.

This concert de bruits was a red-letter day in the annals of modern music. It was the moment when musique concrète – made from sounds recorded out in the world, rather than musical notes – came out from the laboratory and into public view. The man behind it was a quiet, intense telecommunications engineer turned composer named Pierre Schaeffer. For months he had been working in the radio station‘s studio, shaping the sounds he had recorded into a musical form.

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