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May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well,
with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song,
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Jacques Lasry plays a whole set of spooky sounds on his own sound sculptures. Designed for public interaction with shapes and sounds, these cool little metallic things have a wild sound to them, and it's all acoustic, made just by them banging on the various parts of the sculptures. Some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Prepared piano, standard piano, and even toy piano – all played beautifully by Jeanne Kirstein in a double-length collection of classics by John Cage! The set's one of the best illustrations of the power of Cage's work in the early days – and many of these numbers have more force than ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lots of nice early computer music stuff, realized in the computer centers of Princeton and Columbia, by J.K. Randall, Barry Vercoe, and Charles Dodge. Lots of nice spooky bits, and spare analogue snippets – and the kind of sound that makes these early recordings so great! Includes "Quar ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cage's favorite keyboardist plays a good set of modern compositions for organ. He plays solo on two tracks by Mauricio Kagel (Improvisation) and Christian Wolff (For 1, 2, or 3 People), and then picks up the bandoneon on Gordon Mumma's "Mesa", which also features Mumma playing with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful collection of early electronic music – issued by the less-high tech Folkways label, but every bit as compelling as similar collections from bigger labels at the time! Most of the work was composed in the 50s and early 60s, and is from the Electronic Music Studio at the University ... LP, Vinyl record album
A haunting album of shorter chamber works by some lesser known avant garde composers of the 60s. The works are all played by the Hamburger Kammersolisten, with direction by Francis Travis – and instrumentation that includes flute, oboe, violin, cello, and piano. The range of composers is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Two fairly extreme pieces by Nono which both mix voices and electronics. "Como Una" features a soprano and piano, and has a fairly heavy clunky sound. We're partial to "Yentonces Comprendio", which mixes multiple sopranos and tape, to create a haunting wispy sound with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Important early electronics from the Dutch scene – sides pulled from the legendary Institute For Sonology, a space for some incredibly creative work at the time! The recordings here are hardly the playful stuff of the moog generation – and often have an even deeper, more complex feel ... LP, Vinyl record album