Italian electroacoustic composer and former directed of the French GMR studio Daniel Teruggi is heard in four major and spectacular acousmatic works from the 1980s into the 2000s: "Space of Mind (2004)" in four movements; "Birds (2006)" in five moments; "Transmutations (2009)" in five movements; and the earlier "Terra" exploring the four fundamental substances.
Translating to Paths of Light and Shadows, Argentine electronic composer Beatriz Ferreyra's 16-channel piece is inspired by astrophysics, the mystery of the pre-Big Bang era and uncanny motions of the unconscious mind; a major work of exploration through electronics and acoustic transformation, presented in two parts: "Abysmal Paths" and "Forgotten Paths".
A fascination for clouds may have influenced French electroacoustic composer Lionel Marchetti in the composition of his incredible "Micro-Climat", a journey through concrete and acousmatic sound with a sense of open environments, perfectly paired on this LP with the epic journey presented to the listeners in his expansive and impressionist work "La Grande Valée".
Two works from Paris-based electroacoustic composer Michèle Bokanowski (b. 1943 and who studied with Pierre Schaeffer) recorded by the artist in 2008 and 2018, "Rhapsodia" an hypnotic work of looping structures and rich strains of muted melody, while "Battements Solaires" is the edgy soundtrack to the award-winning film of the same name by her husband Patrick Bokanowski.
Three works from Italian composer and sound artist Bernard Parmegiani, the title track "Violostries" performed with violinist Devy Erlih and Parmegiani on sound projection, intersecting several of Parmegiani's research concepts and presented as simultaneous dialogues; plus "Capture Ephemere" an active acousmatic work; and the rotating composition "La Roue Ferri".
Two works from French composer Luc Ferrari: "Music Promenade" (1964-69) an electroacoustic work for four stand-alone tape recorders presenting a series of colliding realistic sounds and sonic images; and "Unheimlich Schon" (1971), a quiet work of Musique concrete with spoken word--"How does a young woman breathe when thinking about something else?"
Back in Stock: Recollection GRM assembles Greek experimental composer Iannis Xenakis' works for Groupe de Recherches Musicales circa 1957-1962: "Concret PH" (1958); "Orient-Occident" (1960); "Diamorphoses" (1957-58); "Bohor" (1962).