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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2014, 12:07:21 PM »
Rodolfo Acosta Restrepo ~ Todas las Noches, el Cielo Arde sobre Bogotá (2004)

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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2014, 05:00:34 PM »
Åke Parmerud ~ Repulse

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Åke Parmerud (born 24 July 1953) is a Swedish composer, musician, and multimedia artist noted for his acoustic and electronic works, which have been performed mostly in Europe, Mexico, and Canada. He is also noted for the design of stage and acoustics as well as interactive media and software.

Although he has written instrumental and multimedia music, he is most noted for his electro-acoustic music, which often combines tapes with instruments or voices. This characteristically results in processes of interaction and transformation between the different sound sources, as well as within one voice, instrument, or chord. Examples include Remain, for orchestra and tape, Alias (based on vocal sounds and quotations from John Dowland and Carlo Gesualdo), and Retur, for saxophone quartet and tape (Peterson 2001).

One of his works, called Grains of Voices, is based on recordings made in various parts of the world, examining the human voice in various states. The texts of its various sections are based on the Biblical Creation story, nursery rhymes, prayers, and poems. This includes indigenous chants, opera, protests, improvisation, prayer and recordings from television, radio and other media, as well as poetry from Hemingway, Hesse, and Joyce. It focuses on language, the role of voice, and how it relates to music. The piece was first performed live at the United Nations headquarters due to its international nature.

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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2014, 01:02:38 PM »
Philippe Manoury- Partita I for viola and live electronics

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Manoury was born in Tulle (1952) and began composition studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Gérard Condé and Max Deutsch. He continued his studies from 1974 to 1978 at the Conservatoire de Paris with Michel Philippot, Ivo Malec, and Claude Ballif.  In 1975, he undertook studies in computer assisted composition with Pierre Barbaud, and joined IRCAM as a composer and electronic music researcher in 1980.  From 2004 until 2012, Manoury served on the composition faculty at the University of California, San Diego, where he taught composition, electronic music, and analysis in the graduate program. After retiring from teaching at UCSD, he currently lives in Strasbourg, France.

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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2014, 05:32:00 AM »
Francois-Bernard Mache

L'Estuaire du temps (1993)

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Nocturne for Piano and Tape (1981)

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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2014, 08:46:42 AM »
empreintes DIGITALes — the finest in electroacoustic music

Founded in 1990, empreintes DIGITALes is now considered the reference label in electroacoustics, acousmatics and musique concrète. This web site, in conjunction with our main distributor’s — electrocd.com — allows you to discover many facets of our collection and order our discs online.

I am listening to some music by Philippe Minyana right now.

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« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2014, 05:14:44 AM »
8 concerts are planned for the 10th Présences “électronique” festival at the Centquatre in Paris (France) with works by Maja Ratkje, Francis Dhomont (Drôles d’oiseaux), Christine Groult, Beatriz Ferreyra, Pôm Bouvier B, Bernard Parmegiani, Lionel Marchetti and many more.

PRÉSENCES ÉLECTRONIQUE 28+29+30 MARS 2014

Vendredi 28
19h (Salle 400)
Maja S. K. RATKJE
21h (Nef Curial)
Francis DHOMONT
MIMETIC
Nicola RATTI
Mark FELL

Samedi 29
16h (Salle 400)
Christine GROULT + Beatriz FERREYRA
18h (Salle 400)
Pôm BOUVIER B. avec Floy KROUCHI
Bertrand GAUGUET
20h (Nef Curial)
Bernard PARMEGIANI
MATMOS
Christian FENNESZ

Dimanche 30
16h (Salle 400)
OttoannA
Dick RAAIJMAKERS
18h (Salle 400)
Asmus TIETCHENS
20h (Nef Curial)
Jean SCHWARZ
Xavier GARCIA + Lionel MARCHETTI
NURSE WITH WOUND                                                                       

Tous les concerts sont gratuits. Les billets sont à retirer sur place une heure avant chaque concert.
All concerts are free. Tickets are available on location one hour before each concert.


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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2014, 06:02:13 PM »
Charles Curtis - Ultra White Violet Light

http://www.squealermusic.com/catalog/curtis.html

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The four sides of this double 12" (or the four tracks on the double CD) can be freely combined with one another on multiple stereo sets. Any combination of two, three or all four sides at once can be heard. Each side by itself is also a complete composition.

Side A: Cellos, sine tones, sustained electric guitars
Side B: Electric guitar and bass, drumkit, sine tones, speech
Side C: Sine tones, sustained electric guitars
Side D: Cellos, sine tones, sustained electric guitars, speech

Side A~D
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/XF3JblV33g4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/XF3JblV33g4</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/yfwmsgXA5Bg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/yfwmsgXA5Bg</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/xBdDkBaI8Pg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/xBdDkBaI8Pg</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/G2V2TePIYC4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/G2V2TePIYC4</a>

You can play multiple youtube clips simultaneously. If you don't like the drumkit beat, avoid Side B, then it becomes ambient drones. (Side B is nice, actually.)

Charles Curtis is a cellist and composer, studied with Pandit Pran Nath and La Monte Young.

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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2014, 11:20:05 PM »
the 10th Présences “électronique” festival at the Centquatre in Paris
I went to this. It was splendid.

I'll post a link to the report as soon as I post it. (I've not done the one for 2013, yet, either, but the vicissitudes of my personal life aren't interesting even to me.)

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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2014, 08:12:50 PM »
the 10th Présences “électronique” festival at the Centquatre in Paris
I went to this. It was splendid.

I'll post a link to the report as soon as I post it. (I've not done the one for 2013, yet, either, but the vicissitudes of my personal life aren't interesting even to me.)
Your post to another thread reminded me of this concert mentioned here. Most names are new to me. Could you post the link to your report? I heard some video clips from the concert on youtube, which are very good.

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« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2014, 02:10:12 AM »
I have to make the report, first.

And it will be preceded by reports on another festival which precedes it in the queue.

And my life has gotten even more complicated since I last posted, so it may be awhile.

I'll let you know, though. I won't forget.

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« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2014, 01:06:39 PM »
Thanks, I am very interested.
I knew only two names: Fennesz (I like In Four Parts so much) and Parmegiani (I have the 12-disc album but have not heard all of them yet.)
A few performances of the concert I heard on youtube are mostly soothing and calming. I am starting to like sine tones.

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« Reply #51 on: December 08, 2014, 09:46:28 PM »
R. Luke DuBois is a very interesting multimedia artist. When I first saw his Fashionably Late For The Relationship in an art museum, I was totally captivated. He manipulates musical performances or existing tunes to create quite amazing soundscape.



http://cantaloupemusic.com/albums/timelapse
"R. Luke DuBois' Billboard is a composite of all the Billboard #1 Hits from 1958-2000.

DuBois analyzed all 857 songs digitally, and created a "spectral average" a sonic summation of all frequencies in the song for each one. He then allocated each song 1 second for each week it was #1 on the charts. The resultant 37-minute-long piece contains beautiful washes of sound, serving as a unique chronicle of the history of US pop charts and the songs' continually-changing longevity, tonality, and production.

DuBois applies this theory to two other classics - Books I and II of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (Clavier) and the entire soundtrack of Casablanca (Time Goes By)."


"(Pop) Icon: Britney" (2010) uses similar technique.

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"[...] Britney is the first pop star to exist entirely in the age of AutoTune and Photoshop. All of her vocals are digitally corrected and she lip-syncs her live performances; as a result, there is precious little phonographic record of Britney actually singing, merely the digitized re-synthesis of her voice, perfectly in tune. [...] (Pop) Icon: Britney takes all of the extant Britney Spears videos and singles and subjects them to a computational process that locks her eyes in place, allowing the video frame to pan around Britney in the frame, keeping her in a fixed position akin to an Orthodox icon."

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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2015, 11:31:21 AM »
Andrew Bentley, professor of music technology at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, picks for three significant pieces of electroacoustic music. Translated from here by me.

Luigi Ceccarelli - Birds

"The work has become a classic of modern clarinet music. This recording was made in Sibelius Academy's Camerata hall in the new Music Centre from PhD student Angel Molinos's concert.    Electroacoustic music is regularly heard in Sibelius Academy's concerts, e.g. in the Acousmatica concert series."
The work is written for bass clarinet, bass clarinet samples and recorded birdsong.

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Next Bentley mentions Horacio Vaggione's, an Argentinian composer and professor living in France, piece MYR-S, in which Vaggione employs granular synthesis. In granular synthesis, the sound is sliced into ~5-100 ms bits that can be played in any order. The solo cello part is shown in the video.

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Third, Bentley names Erkki Kurenniemi's Saharan uni I (Sahara's Dream I). Kurenniemi is one of the most important pioneers of Finnish electroacoustic music.
'He is especially known as a designer of electronic instruments. He was one of the founding members of Finland's first studio of electronic music in the University of Helsinki. His DIMI-O instrument was one of the means to realizing Sahara's Dream I (1967). Audible in the work are also various tape effects.

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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2015, 07:40:53 AM »
Streaming electroacoustic music



Can be as cheap as $5/month if you purchase a full year's subscription.

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« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2015, 05:30:46 PM »
I've been searching for Bayle's Jeîta and found it included in this 15-disc set. (very cheap download at Google Play or Amazon.)

François Bayle: 50 ans d'acousmatique (INA/GRM)

track information: http://www.discogs.com/Fran%C3%A7ois-Bayle-50-Ans-DAcousmatique/release/4044664

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François Bayle (b 1932) studied with Messiaen, Schaeffer and Stockhausen in 1950s.  He became in charge of Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) after Schaeffer. Acousmatic is a term proposed by Schaeffer, "referring to a sound that one hears without seeing the causes behind it."

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Re: Electroacoustic music
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2015, 05:41:54 PM »
I've been searching for Bayle's Jeîta and found it included in this 15-disc set. (very cheap download at Google Play or Amazon.)

François Bayle: 50 ans d'acousmatique (INA/GRM)

track information: http://www.discogs.com/Fran%C3%A7ois-Bayle-50-Ans-DAcousmatique/release/4044664

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François Bayle (b 1932) studied with Messiaen, Schaeffer and Stockhausen in 1950s.  He became in charge of Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) after Schaeffer. Acousmatic is a term proposed by Schaeffer, "referring to a sound that one hears without seeing the causes behind it."

The entire set is also on Spotify.  Very important music.

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« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2015, 09:39:23 PM »
Musik Deutschland - Musik Für Tonband 1950-2000 (RCA Red Seal)

Josef Anton Riedl: Musique Concrète - Studie II Und I (1951)
Boris Blacher: Skalen 2:3:4 (1964)
Hans Ulrich Humpert: Studie (1965)
Siegfried Matthus: Galilei (1966)
Klarenz Barlow: Sinophonie I (1970)
Georg Katzer: Bevor Ariadne Kommt (Rondo) (1976)
Michael Obst: Metal Drop Music (1981)
Dirk Reith: Feedback Version 2 (1983)
Lutz Glandien: Cut (1988)

It's really interesting to listen to these tape music by various composers in chronological order. The later pieces are more polished and sophisticated, but the earlier pieces' somewhat primitive, rough, or harsh sounds are also very attractive.


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« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2015, 08:29:57 AM »
Thanks sanantonio. I'm listening to the second clip right now. Really lovely stuff.

And I say that even though I am a bit of a sucker for accordion.

And Torut, dear patient Torut. My life has been nothing but unremitting turmoil for the last couple of years. No sympathy, though. It was all my choice, and I'm happy with my decisions. But things have been tumultuous enough that posting to Asymmetry has been the last thing on my mind.

santantonio's blog is so sweet, too, there's even less incentive for me. Be fair, when I was the only game in town, there was very little incentive. And now?