By Marc Weidenbaum
Extravagantly opaque, willfully vaporous Aphex dual s chosen Ambient Works quantity II, published by means of the estimable British label Warp files in 1994, rejuvenated ambient track for the web Age that used to be simply dawning. within the usa, it was once his first complete size on Sire documents (home to Madonna and Depeche Mode), which helped herald Richard D. James, for whom Aphex dual is yet certainly one of quite a few monikers, as a tremendous strength in track, digital or otherwise.
Faithful to Brian Eno s definition of ambient song, chosen Ambient Works quantity II was once deliberately useful: it provided relax rooms, the sanctuaries amid excessive raves. Choreographers and picture administrators started to hire it to their very own ends, and within the intervening a long time this history track got here to the fore, tailored via classical composers who reverse-engineer its fragile textures for functionality on acoustic tools. at the same time, 'ambient' has moved from esoteric sound artwork to crucial guiding principle of on-line tradition. This ebook contends that regardless of a name for being beat-less, the album exudes percussive interest, offering a sonic metaphor for our technologically mediated period of numerous synchronized nanosecond metronomes.
Mentioned on LineOut. The Stranger.com If you're already partial to Aphex dual, you'll enjoy Weidenbaum's deep dive into one of many artist's signature works. If no longer, you'll be stunned to profit that you've most probably already heard his tune in a single shape or one other. -- S.T. Vanairsdale
The urban (SacTownMag.com) the 'extravagantly opaque, willfully vaporous' chillout room masterpieces of digital composer Richard D. James, aka Aphex dual -- essentially what each person within the Nineties listened to as they swept up/came down after the rave -- get the enterprise from incisive SF author and archivist Marc Weidenbaum. and very, the pairing couldn't be from now on scrumptious. -- Marke B. San Francisco Bay Guardian
About the Author
Marc Weidenbaum based Disquiet.com, that's desirous about the intersection of sound, paintings, and expertise, in 1996. A former editor of Tower documents Pulse! journal, he's written for Nature, Boing Boing, and the web site of The Atlantic. He s commissioned compositions from such musicians as Scanner, Steve Roden, and Stephen Vitiello, and lectures at the position of sound within the media panorama. He lives in San Francisco.
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Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic Symphony Society to celebrate its 150th anniversary Premiere: 5 February 1970, Philharmonic Hall, New York, NY; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (cond) Autograph materials: Paul Sacher Foundation has most materials; Library of Congress has ca. two hundred pages of sketches, a photocopy of the score with corrections, and ca. , 824, 887 Concerto for Piano See Piano Concerto (item 79) Concerto for Violin See Violin Concerto (item 107) The Defense of Corinth 1941 for speaker, men’s chorus (TTBB), and piano four hands ca.
795, 796, 810, 823, 827 Duo for Violin and Piano Begun ca. 1972; completed 27 April 1974 ca. , 769 2nd ed. Dust of Snow See Three Poems of Robert Frost (item 101) Ed è subito sera See Tempo e tempi (item 99) ELLIOTT CARTER’S COMPOSITIONS 25 53. 54. Eight Etudes and a Fantasy 1949–1950 for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon ca. , 789 Eight Pieces for Four Timpani a. Suite for Timpani (also known as Six Pieces for Kettledrums) 1950 1. Saëta, ca. 4:30; dedicated to Al Howard 2. Moto Perpetuo, ca.
For voice and chamber orchestra 1974 withdrawn c. , 785 102. Three Recollections 1. Statement—Remembering Aaron 2. Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi 3. Fantasy—Remembering Roger 1. Statement—Remembering Aaron 1999 for violin ELLIOTT CARTER’S COMPOSITIONS 51 ca. 3:00 Hendon Music (Boosey & Hawkes), in preparation Dedication: Ole Böhn 2. Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi Completed 30 April 1984, New York, NY for violin ca. 4:00 Hendon Music (Boosey & Hawkes) M051351022 (SAB 102), 1984 Dedication: “Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi on the occasion of his 80th birthday with profound esteem and affectionate friendship” (“Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi in occasione del suo ottantesimo compleanno, con profonda stima e affettuosa amicizia”) Premiere: 15 June 1984, in the medieval refectory of the Abbey of Fossanova, Priverno, Italy; Georg Mönch (vn) Autograph materials: Paul Sacher Foundation 3.
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