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"A new concept of a musical textbook with 3 CDs and video DVD in a deluxe slipcase edition. Inactuelles is a unique collaboration between Mode and the Parisian art-book store Tschann to combine CDs and video DVDs of musical performances with an informative musical textbook. Percussion(s) is the first volume of Inactuelles: an incredible survey of music for percussion in the 20th and 21st century -- performed by the great French percussionist Roland Auzet. Inactuelles translates as 'Untimely': a collection of CDs/DVD/book packages that represent the most original in recent new music without concessions to style. That which is truly original -- a unique approach to composing musical sound -- transcends fashion, technical and aesthetic concerns and becomes 'timeless'... Inactuelles. The Music: Recordings of 13 works, including 7 world premieres. 3CDs and a DVD of studio recordings by virtuoso French percussionist/composer Roland Auzet for percussion solo (Xenakis, Taira), for percussion and voice (Xenakis, Pape), for percussion and ensemble (Xenakis, Milhaud, Alsina), for percussion and electronics (Auzet, Bancquart, Campion, Jodlowski, Tanaka). A DVD of Auzet's performance of Xenakis' Psappha and Rebonds by filmmaker Jacques Goldstein. Performers include vocalists Nicholas Isherwood, Janet Pape and Armelle Orieux, Ensemble FA, Ensemble Musique Aujord'hui, conductors Jean-Marie Adrien, Alain Bancquart and Domnique My. And the 5OO+ page book: A book (in English and French) by French musicologist Pierre-Albert Castanet, Percussion(s): Gesture and Spirit, which discusses the history of percussion music including interviews with Auzet about interpretation and performance of percussion music, especially the works and the composers recorded in this set." Region 0; NTSC & PAL; PCM Stereo; Aspect Ration: 16:9 Anamorphic; Running time: 24 min 43 sec.