Tings what I listened to today


musique concrête / electronica built from recordings of the composer and her baby daughter

The Wire Wrote:Stockhausen's Gesang Der Junglinge features the voice of a near-infant boy. Nesting Stones doesn't seem so different: a mix of musique concrete and electronic treatment, featuring the cry of Lane's own child Mia. What's so striking is how insipid and even cowardly Stockhausen's pioneering work suddenly seems, how carefully the young Darmstadt modernist (who had just become a father) distances himself from any of his own feelings about child-as-sound (above all, imposing some irrelevant biblical material on the work). Mia's yowling, by contrast, is looped and treated until its primal empathic pull (she's calling "Mama") folds into maddening repetition, strain and ugliness. Even as the sound mutates into gurgles and chuckles - everything we're programmed to respond positively to - the baby manifests as parasite, as cancerous scrawl, as chaotic insistent thing. A simple idea, on the face of it far from new, and yet - in this age of child abuse panic and false memory syndrome - far more powerful, daring and revelatory than almost any Electronica or concrete I can think of.

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Part of a recording of Alvin Lucier's Memory Space...

The Wire Wrote:whose score instructs: "Go to an outside environment (urban, rural, hostile, benign) and record [by] memory, written notations, tape recordings [their] sound situations... Returning to an inside performance space... re-create, solely by means of your voices and instruments... (without additions, deletions, improvisation, interpretation) those outside sound situations."

A nice idea Bluesmiley

Winfried Ritsch - Woodscratcher

Some mad guy who makes noise with a homemade woodcutting machine


Viv Corringham - Gum + Butts


Quote:Viv describes the disc as a collection of live vocal improvisations with the city. In her own words: ’They combine three activities I enjoy: Wandering around London, listening to city sounds, and improvised singing. To make one of these works, I simply start to walk and record. I think of the sound environment as an equal partner, like a fellow improviser at a gig. I try to avoid using it as an “interesting backdrop” for my vocals. I play a bit, it plays a bit and we play together.


cube Wrote:
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

it's now up on youtube:


Luciano Berio - Points on the Curve to Find

The first piece of "modern" music I remember hearing that made me sit up. I still think this is great Smile

half an hour's worth of drones on double bass Bluesmiley

and this is sort of similar...

André O. Müller with Hans Eberhard Maldfeld - In memory of James Tenney (Edition Wandelweiser)

...which is set of pieces for Tromba Marina duet

25 minute audio sample here:

It got my attention because the Tromba Marina is such a fine instrument Smile


I only know it from early music recordings. It's basically one long string played with a bow which makes a really harsh sound full of harmonics. The two of them together are just fabulous.



For no other reason than I stumbled across this while reading an article in an old music mag from 1984.
Music critic for the Tally Ho

I am listening a lot to mid80s electro/Hip Hop/Funk lately:

Music critic for the Tally Ho

(18th August 2015, 08:08)firefinga Wrote: I am listening a lot to mid80s electro/Hip Hop/Funk lately

that's nice – but in this thread you also have to say something about it Xyxthumbs

(18th August 2015, 08:08)firefinga Wrote: I am listening a lot to mid80s electro/Hip Hop/Funk lately:


OK then...

I am currently going through some old music mags from 1984 which I got cheaply from Ebay. In this monthly mag there is usually an ad for a shop which lists all the new dance 12 Inches available - Funk, Electro, some Disco (Italo- and "classic") Hi-NRG, Italo-Disco and such.

Many names of the artists in those lits are unknown to me (born 1979 after all) and since today so much has been uploaded to youtube I am making great discoveries these days looking up the listed songs/tracks.
Music critic for the Tally Ho

that's the spirit Tea

Colin Stetson - bass saxophonist with multiple extended techiques and amazing breath control:

what? circular breathing on a bass saxophone?


Liam Mooney - 180°

which is an 18½ minute piece for five triangle players and dry ice. That's five people playing:

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which involves a lot of jingle jangling; not sure what they're doing with the dry ice

anyway, it's on this...


I have a thing for 1980s Disco Sounds - just after "classic" disco and before morphing into Acid/House. Either HighNRG, Electro or Italo Disco. I especially like the latter, mostly for its euphoric cheesy-ness (triggered mostly via its synth melodies and such). But there were also records released which fell under this category that were simply astonishingly good pieces of electronic music. One of these, possibly my most cherished, is the following by the Italian producer Alexander Robotnick:

Music critic for the Tally Ho

nice tune Dance , which rather reminds me of this...


loving this melodic techno.
beats are there to be broken http://musicindevon.org/

the combined sound of twelve tractors Smiley


Ánde Somby - Yoiking with the Winged Ones

yoiking is a definite thing, apparently – even if it does just sound like some mad bloke shouting Smile

circular breathing on the trombone Eek


Erwan Keravec - Urban Pipes

avant-garde bagpipes ftw


Peter Evans making strange sounds on a trumpet:


Eric Hofbauer Quintet - Prehistoric Jazz Volume 1

jazz improvisations on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

Eric Hofbauer – Guitar
Jerry Sabatini – Trumpet
Todd Brunel – Bb Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
Junko Fujiwara – Cello
Curt Newton – Drums & Percussion

they've done two more sets based on Messiaen and Ives, but this first one is the best Smile

Barry Guy scraping away on his double bass to the accompaniment of various frogs Smile


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