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Best of 2018
Gradeatica - extract
Natural - extract
Best of 2018

Octavian Nemescu

Gradeatia * Natural 1973-83 (Lp)

Label: Sub Rosa

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

In stock

LP version. Finally available to a wider audience, here we have Octavian Nemescu's incredible music with this genuinely dark, ethereal quality that equally stems from his explorative naivety and a taste for evocative tone and structure, resulting in a phantastic sound which stands out from its era and has since fed forward into contemporary music. On this album we find two of his seminal works, pieces of ultra-vivid, immersive sound: Gradeatia composed in 1982, this piece was commissioned by the Electroacoustic Music Studio in Gent (Belgium) where it was elaborated. It was conceived as ambient music for Voronet Monastery (in Moldavia), as electronic-audio fresco paralleling the existing one, of mural-visual consistency. It happened in a historic moment when the communist regime in Romania demolished many churches. And this piece was conceived as a protest to these actions.
Natural composed in 1973, in its first version, and next in 1983, in the final version, this music has a spectral aesthetic orientation and at the same time, processual and archetypal orientations.

After 1965 Nemescu achieves works of the 'open creation' type, of conceptual and environmental music. He involves himself after 1967 into the Romanian spectral trend. Starting with the work 'Concentric'(1969) his creation has got archetypal vocation by cultivating an aesthetic of the essentializing. Octavian Nemescu cultivated the archetypal goals on all parameters and musical forms. He is the author of implosive music and of Imaginary music. He composed Multi-, Post-, Non- and Pre-Symphonies. Lately he is interested by music with initiation character, developed in a non-spectacular, ritualic atmosphere, as a chance to revigorate the old mysteries and as a modality of awekening from the biological, mental and spiritual sleep.

Cat. number: SRV467LPV
Year: 2018

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