Tings what I listened to today
#76

repost from the classical piano thread:

Christian Wolff - Early Piano Music (1951-1961)

Quote:Beautifully played. Minimal, spacious, quiet, but you have to like this suspenseful, dry form.

indeed; it's just random plinks and plonks; very austere

Smiley
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#77

The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge

downloaded from here:
http://best-keptsecrets.blogspot.com/200...-what.html

who quote this:

All Music Guide Wrote:the Chameleons came to the studio determined to make a great first album with Script of the Bridge. To say they succeeded would be like saying Shakespeare did pretty well with that one Hamlet play of his. Script remains a high-water mark of what can generally be called post-punk music, an hour's worth of one amazing song after another, practically a greatest-hits record on its own:

which sounded intriguing...




...but it's absolutely dreadful, the lamest of u2/bunnymen copyist bands (as if u2 weren't already lame enough)

I wasted 40 minutes of my life listening to this all the way through and I want them back Mad
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#78

mus admit I quite like the fan and the bellows by the chameleons but yes I agree much of the other stuff is Baffled
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#79

Baku: Symphony of Sirens - Sound Experiments in the Soveit Avant Garde

ReR Wrote:The Symphony of Sirens. In 1922 Arseni Avraamov composed and conducted a visionary public sound event, activating the entire port city of Baku: its factory sirens, the ships horns of the entire Caspian flotilla, two batteries of artillery, several full infantry regiments, trucks, seaplanes, 25 steam locomotives, an array of pitched whistles and several massive choirs. Constantly referenced but forever lost, this extraordinary event is here painstakingly reconstructed and spatialised to approximate the original experience.

see here

well, actually, I haven't listened to it today
but I want to
the description is splendid Grin
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#80

Statto Wrote:well, actually, I haven't listened to it today
but I want to
the description is splendid Grin

But have you heard it before? I read about it numerous times but always thought that it seems to be a cool idea on paper, but the real thing would probably be really dull. But I'm still curious.
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#81

littleNemo Wrote:But have you heard it before? I read about it numerous times but always thought that it seems to be a cool idea on paper, but the real thing would probably be really dull. But I'm still curious.

no I've never heard it
but I shall soon be hearing it Smile (having handed over the necessary wad of cash)

whether it'll be dull, I dunno
russolo's noise machines were much better on paper
but I once heard a load of reversing horns going off together in a bus garage and that was great
so I'm more hopeful of the massed sirens of Baku producing an interesting mashup Smile
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#82

it's absolutely awesome Grin

it's like Hymnen, but done 35 years earlier
real musique concrete, as in music made with things made of concrete and stuff

Willynilly Willynilly
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#83

Subvert Central 60x60, right now Grin

http://60x60.dreamhosters.com/
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#84

Statto Wrote:it's absolutely awesome Grin

it's like Hymnen, but done 35 years earlier
real musique concrete, as in music made with things made of concrete and stuff

Willynilly Willynilly


upload a track off it jon! pleeease Grin
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#85

it's a single 28 minute track

not listened to anything else yet
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#86

half of it is spoken word: obscure futurist sound poetry, speeches in Russian by Lenin and Kollontai, stuff like that Eek — historically interesting, but I'd rather it was all just music
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#88

Alvin Lucier - Music on a Long Thin Wire

All Music Guide Wrote:Recording of an installation made on May 10, 1979 in the Rotunda of the US Customs House, Bowling Green, New York City. The wire was extended 80 feet through the oval of the Rotunda and was driven by one pure wave oscillator. The wire played itself: all changes in volume, timbre, harmonic structure, rhythmic and cyclic patterning, and other sonic phenomena.

seriously hypnotic drone-type business

Twothumbs
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#89

^ will have a listen to that in a little while.
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#90

Terry Jennings - Works for Solo Piano (pianist: John Tilbury)

which is just incredible — there is so much space in it — it's the ultimate in sublime minimalism

excerpt here

and that's relatively busy

Lovesmilie Lovesmilie Lovesmilie
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#91

Natasha Anderson - Spore

...is a microscopic investigation of the recorder's anatomy, a revolutionary interrogation of its language and potential through the symbiosis of the bodily and the mechanical. Saliva, wood, plastic, metal and circuitry combine to create third-ear beats, super-fast electroacoustics and canonic abjection. With influences ranging from Hannah Wilke to Lachenmann all unified by whiplash phraseology, moody texture and bizarre articulations, Spore is striking evidence that the end of instrumental exploration is never in sight.

Bluesmiley
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#92

Morton Feldman - Piano (1977)


wikipedia Wrote:Feldman's works are characterized by notational innovations which he developed to create his characteristic sound: rhythms which seem to be free and floating; pitch shadings which seem softly unfocused; a generally quiet and slowly evolving music; recurring asymmetric patterns.

which can only really be understood by listening to it Xyxthumbs
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#93


And you can follow the score and try and work out what's happening Smile

Apart from the random banging anyway.
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#94


old school acoustic punk songwriter who's apparently making a comeback Smile
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#95


awesome proto techno Twothumbs

everyone should listen to this at least once

Bigstick
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#96

Statto Wrote:And you can follow the score and try and work out what's happening Smile

Apart from the random banging anyway.

I wonder what this was Chin
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#97

Messiaen - Fête des belles eaux


...which is a suite for ondes Martenot sextet. If you don't know what an ondes is see here. It's an early electronic instrument with a really sweet tone. Messiaen used it quite a lot in his music – probably because his wife's sister (Jeanne Loriod) was the foremost virtuoso. Six ondes together make a very nice sound Smile
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#98

Peter Maxwell Davies - Turris Campanarum Sonatium

(starts at 23:14)

One of my favourite percussion pieces ever. The initial drone is a Japanese temple gong sounded by running a rubber mallet around the edge. The later one is a tape of Buddhist monks chanting. The percussion builds up into a huge mass of clattering stuff.

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#99


been playing this album by Jean-Claude Eloy recently
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cube Wrote:been playing this album by Jean-Claude Eloy recently

in this thread you should also say something about it Xyxthumbs
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