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ARTIST
TITLE
Mondweiß
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RZ 3005CD RZ 3005CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/16/2010

2008 release. This is an assemblage of works by Finnish electroacoustic composer Patrick Kosk. Recordings from the Elektronic Studio at the TU Berlin, the Studio of the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, and the artist's studio. From 1976-1981, Kosk studied composition at the electronic music studio at Helsinki University. From 1981-1991, he was mainly active as a freelance composer and a sound designer at the experimental studio of the Finnish radio. Since 1978, Kosk has composed electroacoustic music in various forms for theater, performance, dance, radio broadcasting, films and visual arts. The sounds that open a work do not prescribe a determined form for the composer. Every sound is conceivable in different contexts. Indeed, the "logic" of the sound material comes up repeatedly in Kosk's notes on his works, of the "coherence" and "stringency" of musical forms. But this suggests neither the teleological form of redemptive classical provenance, nor is he concerned with the aesthetics of consistency and integrity of the early avant-garde. Instead, Kosk looks for relationships of tension that do not resolve; he creates antitheses that refuse a synthesis. Kosk's logic is one of fragmentation and unpredictability.