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Brainwave music
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david rosenboom - Brainwave music
  Included in
Alan Licht's minimal top ten

david rosenboom

Brainwave music

€ 17.00

LABEL: EM Records
GENRE: Electronic | FORMAT: CD | CATALOG N. EM1054CD | YEAR. (2009)

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CD reissue of biofeedback/brainwave music masterpieces from 1971 to 1974, using analog synthesizers, piano, and text. Includes a bonus track, a previously-unreleased 2001 piece featuring biofeedback-driven computer synthesis, violin and oboe. With original cover art. Listed in Alan Licht's "Minimalism Top 10 Pt. 3": "The sidelong 'Portable Gold and Philosopher's Stones (Music from Brains in Fours)' uses brain waves to trigger synths. A spiraling, oozing piece, it's the best analog synth minimalism I've heard this side of David Borden, Horacio Vaggione's 'Ending', or Keith Fullerton Whitman's release on Heavy Tapes. The other tracks, 'Chilean Draught' and 'Piano Etude (Alpha)' use rapid-fire, repetitive piano figures, like Fred Rzewski on speed or something, combined with an odd and effective text about environmental disaster in South America on the former and more brain waves on the latter." -- Alan Licht




Notes   Tracklisting
Tracks 1 to 3 originally released on LP by A.R.C. Records as #ST1002. Track 4 is a previously unreleased bonus track from 2001. Track 1 originally recorded live at International Carnival of Experimental Sound (ICES), Roundhouse, London, 1972; re-mixed and mastered at York University Electronic Media Studios, 1974; digital re-mastering in the composer's studio at California Institute of the Arts, 2000. Track 2 recorded at York University Electronic Media Studios, Toronto, 1974; digital re-mastering in the composer's studio at California Institute of the Arts, 2005. Track 3 recorded at Warehouse Recording Studio, New York, 1971; re-mixed at York University Electronic Media Studios, Toronto, 1974; digital re-mastering in the composer's studio at California Institute of the Arts, 2005. Track 4 recorded at Engine 27 in New York, NY on March 3, 2001. Includes 44-page booklet.
1   Portable Gold And Philosophers' Stones (18:36)
    Electronics [Electronic System] - David Rosenboom
  Engineer - David Rosenboom , Robert Richards
  Performer [Brainwave Performer] - Alan Strange* , Biome , Frank McCarty , Marilyn McCarty , Pat Strange*
2   Chilean Drought (8:02)
    Composed By [With], Voice [Theta Text] - Jacqueline Humbert
  Engineer - David Rosenboom , Robert Richards
  Piano, Electronics [Brainwaves] - David Rosenboom
  Voice [Alpha Text] - Douglas Spitznagel
  Voice [Beta Text] - Robin Engleman
  Voice [Theta Text] - Ellen Band
3   Piano Etude I (Alpha) (13:45)
    Engineer - Bill Robertson (2) , David Rosenboom
  Piano, Electronics [Brainwaves] - David Rosenboom
4   Four Lines (Two High) (17:15)
    Engineer - Jody Elff
  Oboe - Libby Van Cleve
  Violin - David Rosenboom