Subject: Re: Phonos: ELECTRONIC MUSIC OF THE 50'
From: Larry Austin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 08 1999 - 10:21:55 EST
Andres Lewin-Richter wrote:
> ELECTRONIC MUSIC OF THE 50'
> This cycle of nine concerts offered during the season 1999-2000 wishes to
> rescue for the public many works produced under the label "Musique
> Concrete"(Paris), "Electronic Music"(Cologne) and "Tape Music"(New York)
> between 1949 and 1959, later these works would receive the generic name of
> "Electroacoustic Music". This was a very fructiferous period in high
> standard compositions, in which young composers established a new sound
> concept which enlarged the traditional instrumental sounds thanks to a
> synergy between technicians and composers.
> I (27 Oct.99) MUSIQUE CONCRETE/ París
> Works by P.Schaeffer, P.Henry, A.Hodeir and P.Boulez
> II ( 24 Nov.99) TAPE MUSIC/New York
> Works by V.Ussachevsky, O.Luening and M.Babbitt
Congratulations, Andres Lewin-Richter, on your ambitious and meritorious
series of concerts of electroacoustic music of the 'fifties. I would have
however, that you would have included the seminal "Project for Music for
Magnetic Tape" (1951-53), organized by John Cage and producing extremely
important tape pieces by Cage, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, and Christian
Wolff in New York. All were octophonic, surround-sound compositions, the
first of their kind. And the compositional methods involved advanced chance
processes for editing the sounds (both electronically synthesized and
far ahead of their contemporaries in the genre.
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