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ARTIST
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Composing Motion
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CD

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ACD 305CD ACD 305CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/6/2006

Very cool sound-art document, based on the unique metal sculptures of New Zealand's legendary visual artist, Len Lye. Fans of Harry Bertoia, Ellen Fullman, Bill Fontana, etc., take note! "This CD makes available for the first time modern stereo recordings of the sounds of his sculptures, and provides an introduction to Lye's fascinating soundworld. Len Lye was one of the most innovative artists of his era. Based in New York's Greenwich Village during the 1950s and '60s, Lye was a leading figure in the development of kinetic art. He designed and built a series of moving, sound-emitting sculptures that are breathtaking visually and sonically." 'Sound crazy people vibrate to sound and this disc is for them; it's got some of the sharpest astringent zings of sound that ever cut the air, maybe because it's all made with doctor's blade steel, some of it the sharpest. ... All I know is that when it's set up in motorized vibrating and shaking devices, and struck with strikers, it cuts a new sound groove.' -- Len Lye (from program notes for an intended LP, which never got made).