Gyorgy Ligeti, Alvin Lucier, Jean-Claude Risset, Beatriz Ferreyra, Maja Ratkje, Olivier Messiaen, Steve Reich, Vibracathedral Orchestra, François Bayle + Robert Wyatt + Kevin Ayers, James Whitehead, The Loop orchestra, Halim el-Dabh, Laurie Spiegel, Stephen Vitiello, erik M, Wang Changcun, Chlorgeschlecht, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Milan Knizak, Les Rallizes Denudes, Andy Hawkins, John Watermann, William Burroughs, Jean-Marc Vivenza
digipack 2 cd + 40 pages booklet / SR250
We keep goin' on our adventure with this fourth volume of our anthology. This installment is the pivoting axis of a seven-piece set. We developpe here some other tendancies includings new creations from China, Brazil, Norway,Hongria and of course some classics and (un)published material from main composers (Ligeti, Lucier…). Some very rare documents too as Robert Wyatt + François Bayle. More than 3/4 of the tracks are unpublished.
In the previous three anthologies, we mentioned the historical axes at the heart of the advent of concrete and electronic music: Pierre Schaeffer's workshop studio (in Vol. 1), the WDR Studio in
Cologne (Vol. 3) and the Princeton Electronic Music Center in Columbia, New York (Vol. 2). Quickly though, the development and creation of electronic studios became a priority, with new
facilities popping up around the world: throughout Europe and America, but also in Brazil, Mexico and Japan, countries where there was a will to create music that was radically new. As important as it was, the technological wave was not big enough, as Tod Dockstader's case testifies: because of his technician's background in sound editing, he was prevented from pursuing his art in the studios, which remained the musicians' turf.