Spectral Special 2 / Re-Ups / Recommendation

7 new items and re-ups of 3 from the previous 13. mega thanks to aporia6, Grasp Release, and Phillip Glass (again, ours, not the cartoon character).

(now all links in original post from 2006/09 are working)

"Iancu Dumitrescu's music is spectral, is electroacoustic, but above all is a coherent totality grounded in a different conception. Of all living composers, Dumitrescu is the one who has most exploded sound. Dumitrescu's work is a negation, from the depths, of everything in contemporary music symptomatic of distraction, of banalization, and of a radical loss of purpose. His music is not a new convolution in the knot of modern music, but an unravelling of the curse."
(intro to the Interview done by Tim Hodgkinson: http://www.furious.com/perfect/iancu.html)

make no mistake, this one is, and i use the following phrase sparingly, carefully, in its exact definition: the shit. - zhao

Iancu Dumitrescu: Edition Modern 1001 (Medium III and other pieces)


One good article: http://www.furious.com/perfect/iancu.html
The composer's website: http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/utah/549/dumitrescu.iancu.html

Horatiu Radulescu - Streichquartett Nr. 4 opus 33 "Infinite to be cannot be infinite, infinite anti-be could be infinite" for nine string quartets or a string quartet surrounded by an imaginary 128 string "viola da gamba"

Arditti String Quartet

Edition RZ-4002


Horatiu Radulescu - Intimate Rituals

01 Das Andere opus 49
02 Agnus Dei opus 84
03 Lux Animae opus 97
04 Intimate Rituals opus 63

Sub Rosa (SR248CD)


Horatiu Radulescu - Khufu's Serpent IV (18 minute track from the Various Artist collection pictured here)

Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles
Jean-Paul Dessy, dir


Tristan Murail - Serendib/L'esprit des dunes/Desintegrations

01 Serendib, pour grand ensemble (1991-1992)
02 L'esprit des dunes, pour ensemble et électronique (1993-1994)
03 Désintégrations, pour ensemble et bande (1982-1983)

Ensemble Intercontemporain
David Robertson, dir

Accord 465 305-2

http://rapidshare.com/files/5755133/Ensemble_Intercontemporain.zip.htm l

Horatiu Radulescu - Lubiri / Sensual Sky

01 Sensual Sky opus 62 for 9 musicians and tape (Pierre-Yves Artaud, octobass flutes on tape)

02 Iubiri opus 43 for 16 musicians

Ensemble Polychromie
Nvart Andreassian, dir

Adès CD 204482 (France)


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Dufourt, Ferneyhough, Harvey, Holler
Performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain
Conducted by Pierre Boulez and Peter Eotvos

1. Hugues Dufourt - Antiphysis (1978)
2-3. Brian Ferneyhough - Funerailles, Versions I and II (1977; 1980)
4. Jonathan Harvey - Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
5. York Holler - Arcus (1978)

go here: http://leroisamuse.blogspot.com/2006/08/dufourt-ferneyhough-harvey-and-holler.html

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Tristan Murail - Vampyr! (1984) "Vampyr! is one of several works in Murail's catalogue that does not employ spectral techniques. Rather, in the performance notes, the composer asks the performer to play the piece in the manner of guitarists in the popular and rock traditions, such as Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton." - wiki

Wiek Hijmans, electric guitar



gérard grisey - les espaces acoustiques

globokar by globokar

hugues dufourt - the watery star


to anyone new to these spectral and semi-spectral composers, lately I have been head-over-heels in love with this one, and I recommend it as a good place to start - nto a bad way to experience is to put it on headphones and go for a stroll through unknown parts of town.

Gérard Grisey -Vortex Temporum



Carolus said...

Thank you gentlemans! i have no words to describe my gratefulness! I'm really enjoying this! So i'd like to beg you re-ups (or the olds links) of the others 10 from the previous 13.



zhao said...

glad you feelin da shizzle. other 10 don't need no re-ups. yo

zhao said...

meaning that the links are working.

and you might want to be careful of leaving your email open to software on the net which finds them and fills them with spam...

milton parker said...

dumitrescu -- well done. this is definitely a top 2 disc. hasn't strayed more than three feet from my CD player for several years now.

if there's anyone for whom mp3's isn't going to cut it for dumitrescu, rerusa.com seems to have them in stock, the ones to get are this one (ED MN 1001), 'pierres sacrees' (ED MN 1003) & 'galaxy' (ED MN 1005)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all this lovely stuff. More Murail is a real pleasure, Dumitrescu doubly so, and I need to give Radulescu a second chance. I once bought his Piano Concerto and hated it. Incidentally, Dumitrescu calls his music Acusmatic, and doesn't align himself with the spectralists; but that's splitting hairs because he shares a similarly adventurous sound world. So grateful you're putting out all this fantastic music for us to appreciate.

Anonymous said...

Any chance of some Tietchens uploaded?

glmlr said...

I've been searching for this Dumitrescu / Grillo disc for years, and I find it here today, Christmas Day. This is the best Christmas I've had in decades! Thank you gentlemen.

Musaklee said...

Many - many - thanks indeed for those. Murail, again, is a treat... but everything you offer is insightful (and I do bye CDs after those discoveries!). Great job! My current research are around the Ondes Martenot, and Murail (and others) did integrated this (kind of spectral) instrument in their compositions. Cheers from Montreal.