Two re-releases of Edition RZ LPs that are now available in this double CD box with additional tracks, as well as a mainly acousmatic DVD that features electronic tracks by a variety of electroacoustic composers.
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Label: Edition Rz
Catalog ID: RZ 3006/7/8
Squidco Product Code: 16488
Format: 2 CDs + 1 DVD
Packaging: 2 CDs, 1 DVD + Booklet in Box
Recorded on various dates and locations. Mastered by Timour Klouche.
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• Show Bio for Boguslaw Schaeffer
"Composer, musicologist, graphic artist and professor. He has more than 550 musical works to his credit, across 23 different musical genres, and his 44 plays have been translated into 17 languages. His works have been performed to great acclaim at home and abroad. Born on the 6th of June 1929 in Lwow (now Lviv, Ukraine).
Many may consider Schaeffer a controversial figure in contemporary music for his experimental approach to both music and musical notation. He pioneered a unique creative path, exploring new areas of music while spreading his reach into drama, graphic design and other disciplines. It comes as no surprise that the visual aspects of musical notation are among his chief concerns, inspired by varied artistic practices including collage, surrealism and performance-art techniques.
Schaeffer's unconventional, interdisciplinary style centers on a view of music as a construct with many layers of structure, threads, languages and expression, with varying paces and plot devices. His musical mind inspires his ways of constructing theatre pieces - and vice-versa. His innovations in contemporary music include musical scores without notes, scores that use other forms of notation such as diagrams, typescript, decomposition, emotivographs, assemblages and collages, giving way to such concepts as automatic music, idiomatic music, algorithmic music, open symbol music, super-parametric music, theatrical ideas, music based on philosophical ideas, music with text functioning as acoustic material, music of varied instrumentation, action music and conceptual music.
As he explained in the programme of the 1999 Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music,
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CD 1: Inventionen
1. Berlin 80 II 13:28
2. Fabulas II 10:36
3. Zytoplasma 10:58
4. Maa'ts 10:02
5. Fractal 22:54
CD 2: Elektroakustische Musik
1. Estallido breve 8:45
2. Juego de Marionetas 9:54
3. El Cuaderno del Alquimista 9:38
4. Cancion de Madera y Agua 8:36
5. Poema Reiterado 11:02
6. Elogio de lo Efimero 12:15
7. El Silencio de un Trueno 11:49
DVD: Inventionen VII: Musik fur mehr als einen Lautsprecher
1 Jonty Harrison BEASTory 2010
2 Daniel Teruggi Sounding Landscapes 2007
3 Hans Tutschku Firmament - schlaflos 2010
4 Hans Tutschku Zwei Räume 2008
5 Francis Dhomont Le travail du rêve 2008/09, 2010, 2011
6 Gilles Gobeil Castalie 2008
7 Gilles Gobeil Les lointains noirs et rouges 2009
8 Scott Wilson Böse 2010
9 Kotoka Suzuki Automata - Mechanical Garden 2010
10 Hanna Hartman Measures of Control 2008
11 Richard Barrett Simorgh 2010
12 Pei-Yu Shi Movements 2010
13 Kees Tazelaar Zeitraum-Ort-Zeichen-Sterne 2007
14-17 Trevor Wishart Encounters in the Republic of Heaven, Akt 1-4 2010/2011
18 Iannis Xenakis Bohor 1962
19 Sukhi Kang Inventio - Musicae clavichordii et sonorum artificiosorum 1984
20 Rolf Enström Fractal (Videofassung) 1984
sample the album:
"The present DVD contains mainly acousmatic music. This is when a pure "tape piece" is interpreted live by an elaborate loudspeaker orchestra (the Acousmonium); all possibilities of depth scaling, localization, sound movement and dynamics are exhausted and, based on broad experience and knowledge, various tricks for adapting to the space are devised and expertly implemented. (This is where the title "Music for More Than ne Loudspeaker" derives from, which also served as the title for the Inventionen festival 2008 and 2010.) The acousmatic genre has its origins in the Ina-GRM (Institut national de l'audiovisuel - Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Paris); "invented" in 1974 by François Bayle, it strongly influenced electronic music in Canada and Belgium as well as studios in England (including the BEAST) and of course also the Elektronisches Studio der TU Berlin and the Inventionen festival.
Taken as a whole, the DVD offers the interested listener an invariably exciting and varied arc of individual creativity. The first part of the DVD (Tracks 1-10) contains acousmatic works which are then followed by three electronic works (11-13), the extensive speech composition by Trevor Wishart (14-17), and Bohor (18) which also reaches the highest volume. At the end, as an encore, are Sukhi Kang's Inventio (19) and Rolf Enström's /Thomas Hellsing's "Bildspel" Fractal (20), which are re-releases from the legendary LPs ed.RZ 3002 and ed.RZ 3003.
The two CDs are rereleases of the LPs ed.RZ 3002 and ed.RZ 3003 and the ed. RZ 3001 Ricardo Mandolini "Elektroakustische Musik" LP with extra tracks. Biographies and program notes are shortened in the booklet; extended versions, where available, are contained on the DVD as PDF files."-Edition RZ
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