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ARTIST
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Adventures In Sound
FORMAT
3CD

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ACME 339CD ACME 339CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/9/2018

"No composer had a greater appetite for revolution than Stockhausen, who was embarking on a quest that would occupy him for more than half a century, and which would take in a whole gamut of constantly re-defined objectives - among them 'point music', 'spatial music' and 'multi-formula composition'. His early electronic compositions such as the Studies were painstakingly and meticulously constructed using magnetic tape, to be followed over the ensuing decade by the works which ranked among the masterpieces of electronic music, Gesang der Jünglinge (Song of the Youths) and Kontakte (Contacts). All of these unprecedented early electronic works are included in this three CD box set presentation which also incorporates such visionary creations of intellect and sensitivity as Pierre Boulez' orientally flavored Le Marteux Sans Maitre, recorded under the baton of Robert Craft, Xenakis' brilliant explorations of the dramatic and coloristic properties of Concrète sound, Poème électronique, Edgard Varèse's extraordinary response to a commission from Le Corbusier for music for the pavilion of the 1958 Brussels World Fair, and Ligeti's 'conversation without words', Artikulation, alongside the audacious Cartridge Music, for 'amplified small sounds' constructed by John Cage, using phonograph cartridges inserted with feathers, lengths of wire, toothpicks, pipe cleaners, small twigs, wire coils and nails to make audible otherwise indiscernible sounds."