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30 Jahre Inventionen 1982-2012 [2 CDs + DVD]

Various Artists: 30 Jahre Inventionen 1982-2012 [2 CDs + DVD] (Edition Rz)

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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UPC: 4029455300615

Label: Edition Rz
Catalog ID: ed. RZ 3006-3008
Squidco Product Code: 16488

Format: 2 CDs + 1 DVD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Germany
Packaging: 2 CDs, 1 DVD + Booklet in Box
Recorded on various dates and locations. Mastered by Timour Klouche.


Ricardo Mandolini

Jonty Harrison

Daniel Teruggi

Hans Tutschku

Francis Dhomont

Gilles Gobeil

Scott Wilson

Kotoka Suzuki

Hanna Hartman

Richard Barrett

Pei Ann Yeoh-Yu Shi

Kees Tazelaar

Trevor Wishart

Iannis Xenakis

Sukhi Kang

Rolf Enstrom

Thomas Hellsing

Boguslaw Schaeffer

Takehito Shimazu

Rolf Enstrom

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Artist Biographies:

"Pei Ann Yeo is a young violinist from Malaysia, currently doing a Ph.D. in Music at King's College London. She is also doing research on "how gender and race are treated in jazz performance."

She was born in Kuala Lumpur and has received her Fellowship Diploma from Trinity College London in both Solo Piano and Violin Performance. Following that, she pursued a Bachelor of Music at Queensland Conservatorium, Australia and Masters of Music at Birmingham Conservatoire, majoring in jazz violin performance. She is comfortable in Classical and Jazz styles.

Between 2011 and 2015, she held Visiting Tutor posts at several local universities in Malaysia. Pei Ann considers herself a minority in the sense that she is "a female musician in the male-dominated art form of jazz."

However, although Pei's being a minority gender-wise might be considered a disadvantage, her academic and artistic achievements demonstrate otherwise. She has given performances internationally and also been a member of the Organising Committee of TedxGoodEnoughCollege 2017."

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"Iannis Xenakis (Greek: Γιάννης (Ιάννης) Ξενάκης [ˈʝanis kseˈnacis]; 29 May 1922 - 4 February 2001) was a Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, architect, and engineer. After 1947, he fled Greece, becoming a naturalized citizen of France. He is considered an important post-World War II composer whose works helped revolutionize 20th century classical music.

Xenakis pioneered the use of mathematical models in music such as applications of set theory, stochastic processes and game theory and was also an important influence on the development of electronic and computer music. He integrated music with architecture, designing music for pre-existing spaces, and designing spaces to be integrated with specific music compositions and performances.

Among his most important works are Metastaseis (1953-54) for orchestra, which introduced independent parts for every musician of the orchestra; percussion works such as Psappha (1975) and Pléïades (1979); compositions that introduced spatialization by dispersing musicians among the audience, such as Terretektorh (1966); electronic works created using Xenakis's UPIC system; and the massive multimedia performances Xenakis called polytopes. Among the numerous theoretical writings he authored, the book Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition (French edition 1963, English translation 1971) is regarded as one of his most important. As an architect, Xenakis is primarily known for his early work under Le Corbusier: the Sainte Marie de La Tourette, on which the two architects collaborated, and the Philips Pavilion at Expo 58, which Xenakis designed by himself."

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"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,

I try to transfer my experiences as a composer to the stage, I like to experiment as well - my play has been translated and performed in five languages around the world simultaneously. In 1998, I received the Alfred Jurzykowski Award in New York. In May 1999, the International Academic Symposium, organised by the Jagiellonian University, was dedicated to my work as composer, playwright and graphic artist; as part of the Symposium, there were also performances of my plays and a concert of my works.


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track listing:

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
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"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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