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Arne Nordheim

Solitaire

Label: Bolt

Format: CDx2

Genre: Electronic

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Beautifully presented reissue of classic archival electroacoustic works, within "Warszawa-Oslo" project, a recollection, phonographic documentation and reactivation of bonds between Polish and Norwegian electro-acoustic music, presentation of their individual character and unquestionable significance on the international scale. This beautifully designed set (with extensive booklet of note) collects some of the most exciting, shimmering and crystalline electronic sounds to be unearthed in quite a while. The project focuses around the achievements of 3 pioneers, who started their collaboration in the Polish Radio Experimental Studio in the 1960’s and 1970’s: Arne Nordheim, Kåre Kolberg and Eugeniusz Rudnik. Their individual and collective works (Rudnik produced Nordheim’s compositions) not only were landmarks both in Poland and Norway, but they were crucial for the development of experimental music and art globally. It is enough to mention a well-known sound installation prepared by Nordheim (in cooperation with Rudnik) for the Norwegian pavilion at the Expo ‘70 in Osaka, Japan. Important and essential.

"Born in 1931 and highly active, Arne Nordheim is considered by most as the greatest living Norwegian composer, his chamber music, orchestral and various other work spanning a 40 year period. He started to get international recognition in 1960 with his orchestral work 'Canzona per Orchestra' and soon after began to explore the use of pre-recorded tape as part of the compositions. His electronic works were recorded in Warszaw between 1967 and 1971, and have strangely enough not been available on record since the 70s. We are extremely proud to be able to present what can be termed the collected electronic works of Arne Nordheim.

Details
Cat. number: BR ES11
Year: 2014
Notes:

40-page booklet.

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