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Bill Viola - Gong
Martin Kalve - Earthing


From The Kitchen Archives No.4: Composers Inside Electronics

Label: Orange Mountain Music

Series: From The Kitchen Archives

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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From The Kitchen Archives No. 4: Composers Inside Electronics continues a series of CD releases featuring recently discovered audio recordings of concert performances at The Kitchen dating from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. The electronic innovation of the time is illustrated here by tracks from David Tudor, John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Martin Kalve and Bill Viola." All recordings from this CD are from 1977/78. The Kalve piece is from 1978 and is performed by John Driscoll, Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi & David Tudor. The Tudor piece ("Pulsers") is a 23-minute track from 1977 with taped violin by Takehisa Kosugi.
Known for creating sound works with the home-built circuitry devices they favored over commercial synthesizers, Composers Inside Electronics would bring together many of these custom-made instruments for each sound installation or performance, often linking them together differently for unique sonic results each time. While electronics were the primary focus, the compositions on this disc also include acoustic sound sources such as a gong, a saw, and an amplified conch shell. The work of Composers Inside Electronics was groundbreaking in its day, yet feels contemporary 30 years later, as so many younger musicians and sound artists look to take on this legacy, exploring both analog and digital music.
Cat. number: OMM 046CD
Year: 2008
Track 1 recorded September 22, 1978; new construction from live recording 2007.
Tracks 2 and 3 recorded January 7, 1977.
Tracks 4 and 5 recorded January 8, 1977

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