Russian LP of electronic interpretations of lassical' pieces by Claude Debussy and Monteverdi among others . Yuri Bogdanov features on every track, on some tracks together with Edward Artemiev, composer for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Other tracks feature Vladimir Martynov."The record is made on the basis of a kaleidoscope> it interspersed with pieces of various styles, genres and eras. For example, these pieces the authors wanted to show a variety of ways to use a synthesizer, starting with the direct simulation of now or once existing instruments, to the establishment of new not yet known sound systems. Thus, the r... + INFO
Recorded in the Dutch city of Hilversum, this album presents Albert Ayler in all his blowzy, testifying glory, fronting a quartet that includes trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray. The repertoire includes five Ayler originals, notably his signature tunes "Angels," "Ghosts" and "Spirits." It's easy to forget how starkly original Ayler was, given the untold number of contemporary free saxophonists who've built entire concepts around his sax style. This album is a welcome reminder. Imitators adopt surface characteristics of Ayler's music-manifested mostly in the use of certain "extended" t... + INFO
Recorded live at Town Hall, NYC in May of 1958, this historic concert *organized by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg( was a retrospective of Cage's work from 1934 to the present. Here Cage's interest in technology, Eastern philosophies, and the concept of "silence" and "chance" as related to composition come to the fore as he plays some of his most significant and controversial pieces of his career, several of which *"Six Short Inventions for Seven Instruments", "She Is Asleep", "Music for Carillon", and "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra"( were performed here for the first time ever. Includes booklet with comments... + INFO
Recorded live by KPFA Radio in the halls of the sculpture court of the San Francisco Museum of Art on January 16, 1965, the day of 39th birthday of fellow pianist and longtime associate David Tudor, this historic concert with John Cage opens with a duet for Cymbal with contact microphones agitated by a wide gamut of objects and concludes with Variations IV in which loudspeakers outside the performance space interacted with speakers next to the audience. First release on vinyl for a very important piece in the history of minimalist music.
"In the countries of the Near East, as in any other country where occidental culture is adoptive, musical composition modeled after its occidental counterpart came into being out of an intellectual necessity> that of nding a substitute for a traditional music which, under the dictate of its very essence, resisted evolution and was consequently in decay.It was logical, as far as both the ideals and the basic methods of this process of substitution were concerned, that the fashioning be done after the examples of the national schools of the late nineteenth/century Europe. The rst stream of the westernized near eastern m... + INFO