"And here's a historic moment, the complete works of Herbert Brun in four CDs. Language, Message, Drummage features Brün's compositions for tape and for instruments performed by LaSalle Quartet, Kathleen Keasey (piano), James Culley (snare drum), University of Illinois New Music Ensemble. Herbert Brün was born 1918 in Berlin, Germany and studied with Eli Friedmann, Frank Pelleg, Wolf Rosenberg and Stefan Wolpe. Brün first turned to electronic sound production for the composition of music during the late 1950s in the Paris, Cologne and Munich studios, particularly guided by Gottfried Michael Koenig. Before that, and at the same time, he composed works for acoustic instruments: small and large chamber ensembles and orchestra." Features classic early electronic works like "Futility 1964" (1964), an explosive, exhilarating piece utilizing intersected texts spoken by Marianee Brün -- a screamingly intense piece; "Anepigraphe" (1957) ("...with four different electronic generators and by mixing, modifying, and filtering, I have produced nine acoustic characters..."--Brün) & "Piece of Prose" (1972) -- commissioned by the Experimental studio of the Polish Radio and produced in Warsaw.