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Inventionen ’98: 50 Jahre Musique Concrete [coll] – [Edition Rz]

Cousin Mary   4/18/2012   A Library, CD

It appears that in 1998, 50 years after Pierre Schaffer’s compositions were dubbed “Musique Concrete” in 1948, these pieces were performed in Berlin. “Musique Concrete” uses found sounds that have been manipulated and in this case traditional musical instruments, machines, ice, trains, voices (Two Women are Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana!), and many others are part of the “found” crowd.

I think this recording stands head and shoulders about the usual electroacoustic, experimental compositions. Very engaging and compelling, downright beautiful.

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