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ALGA MARGHEN

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Groundbreaking Italian label, founded in 1996 by Emanuele Carcano and specialised in sound poetry, artists' records, 20th century composition and outsider music. The huge catalogue includes releases by Hermann Nitsch, Charlemagne Palestine, Ghedalia Tazartes, Eliane Radigue, Philip Corner, Walter Marchetti and many others.

 
"After releasing the first LPs ever published by Isidore Isou, Gil J Wolman, Hidalgo & Marchetti's ZAJ... here is another historical premiere, or the first LP ever issued by French pre-situationist Jean-Louis Brau. Jean-Louis Brau (1930-1985) at the age of 20 joined ...
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PLANA-B22VOCSON084 | ALGA MARGHEN

"The three previously unreleased recordings on this LP were made between October and December 1971. The first take titled "Illumination" is for two voices moving in the space with small bells and crystal glasses while Simone Forti plays the molimo, a corrugated tube ...
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PLANA-PF21VOCSON082 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Gong + presents three previously unpublished compositions by Philip Corner recorded in New York City, 1974. 'Metal Meditations with Listening Center', a 29 minutes long piece, is a collaboration between Philip Corner and Bill Fontana. At that time Bill Fontana was very ...
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PLANA-C17NMN.042 | ALGA MARGHEN

"The compact disc by Anton Bruhin issued by Alga Marghen is titled r o t o m o t o r and covers two different areas of the artist's research. The first one is represented by a group of works including the short and mysterious environmental recording 'ORAX' as well as ...
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PLANA-6TES.041 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Coming after two CDs previously issued for Alga Marghen (Antibarbarus in 1998 and Nei Mari del Sud in 1999) these 'Ten Pieces in the Form of Painful Variations' dispose in their unceasing and implacable sequence the landing at an anaphorical finis terrae, the extreme ...
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PLANA-M16NMN.039 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Jacques Berrocal has been very active since the beginning of the 1970s. No one in France could mix jazz, improvisation, rock'n'roll, punk, no wave, spoken words and industrial music like him. He also had a central position in the creation of d'Avantage, a collective ...
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PLANA-B5TES.037 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Holy1 and Holy2 were both recorded in NYC in 1967. The sounds were played very very loud making all the room and objects in it resonate while outside all was quiet and sleeping. Holy1 & Holy2 were done this way. Then, in 1969 Tony Conrad asked Charlemagne Palestine to ...
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PLANA-P13NMN.035 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Live recording at the Rotonda del Pellegrini, Milan, January 21st, 1959 featuring John Cage, Morton Feldman, Juan Hidalgo, Leopoldo La Rosa, Walter Marchetti. edition includes a 36 pages essay with photos and full documentation of the event." (label info)
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PLANA-11NMN.031 | ALGA MARGHEN

""String Quartet' was composed as the potential orchestra for an opera based on the text of "In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women." When the work was composed, in 1972, it was clear that a huge change in electronic instrumentation was just ...
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PLANA-A10NMN.030 | ALGA MARGHEN

"The first record ever produced by Ben Patterson: 'This is not only my first CD, but also the first recordings of these works available to the general public.' Starting as a virtuoso double-bass performer of classical music, Ben Patterson was one of the very first ...
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PLANA-P8NMN.028 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Paul and Limpe Fuchs music, better known as Anima, represents the most original and obscure event among German Kraut Rock. Here they play a wonderful and very inspired duet on Paul Fuch's self-built instruments with the pot-production collaboration of Will Neubauer's ...
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PLANA-A4TES.027 | ALGA MARGHEN

"'On tape from the Judson days. Remember? When you made these things at home, on the best equipment you or your other poor friends could find? Electronic music from the 1960s. And you had that Japanese taperecorder with built-in mike; indeed that was the only piece of ...
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PLANA-C4NMN.19 | ALGA MARGHEN

"the culmination of many years' experience and experimentation with the properties of resonant metal objects, whether intended for music or not. includes accompaniment of a merce cunningham event with help from david behrman, and collaboration with bill fontana at ...
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PLANA-C1NMN008 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Relationship Studies LP includes 2 seminal electronic music radical realizations by Charlemagne Palestine, or "Relationship Study No. 1" (1967) and the generally titled "Electronic" from the same year. Sounds in motion like race cars, motor cycles, war planes, rocket ...
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PLANA-PALGA031 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Presented here for the first time, "Ephemere I & II" (for tape, or to be played with various instruments) are two previously unpublished masterpieces which represent for several reasons a very specific moment in the creative life and catalogue of Luc Ferrari. In the ...
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PLANA-F33NMN.08 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Wife of Luc Ferrari with whom she collaborated for over 40 years in creating some of the most beautiful sound works ever created in the past decades. First there was "Et tournent les sons dans la Garrigue" that Luc Ferrari composed in 1977 before "Exercises ...
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PLANA-MFALGA028 | ALGA MARGHEN

"alga marghen presents the first edition ever issued of Dick Higgins' music. Fluxus founding member, in 1958 Dick Higgins studied with John Cage in his class at the New School for Social Research in New York together with, among others, La Monte Young, Richard Maxfield, ...
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PLANA-M31NMN.077 | ALGA MARGHEN

"alga marghen proudly presents an LP edition including two experimental sound works by Gherasim Luca, created in close connection to Sten Hanson who invited the Rumenian artist at Fylkingen in the very beginning of the 1970s and made him discover the possibilities of ...
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PLANA-L18VOCSON065 | ALGA MARGHEN

"This LP includes some of the seminal Electronic / Tape Collage pieces by Malcolm Goldstien, created in close connection to the New York pre-Fluxus environment of the early 1960s. Goldstein, first working at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, then joining ...
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PLANA-GALGA025 | ALGA MARGHEN

"After surfacing briefly in 2007 in a very limited number of copies on slim-jewel-box together with the "Artkoustics" catalogue, alga marghen is now proud to presents the final edition of Modern Shit, a very singular chapter in the Amos/It's War Boys/Milk from ...
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PLANA-M14TES.071 | ALGA MARGHEN

"For the realization of "Friday", recorded in London in May 1969, MEV were Frederic Rzewski (piano, electronics, etc.), Alvin Curran (flugelhorn, etc.), Richard Teitelbaum (moog synthesizer), Franco Cataldi (trombone, etc.), Gunther Carius (saxophone, etc.). The main ...
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PLANA-M29NMN.073 | ALGA MARGHEN

"For the realization of "Spacecraft", recorded in Koln in 1967, MEV were Frederic Rzewski (amplified glass and springs), Alvin Curran (electric percussion, trumpet, voice), Richard Teitelbaum (moog synthesizer), Allen Bryanta (homemade synthesizer), Ivan Vandor (alto ...
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PLANA-M15NMN.038 | ALGA MARGHEN

"The stable "Quartetto" that pianist Davide Mosconi, saxophonist Enzo Gardenghi, percussionist Marco Cristofolini, and cellist and violinist Gustavo Bonora brought to life beginning in the late '60s constituted the core of what would become the larger improvising ...
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PLANA-B13TES.067 | ALGA MARGHEN

"Presents for the first time on CD the classic experimental folk recordings with the same title first issued on LP in 1969. Anton Bruhin conceived some of the most original sonic art musiks, a double of his artistic work as an outsider painter and with the help of ...
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PLANA-B12TES.066 | ALGA MARGHEN

"This CD of previously unavailable recordings not only presents you Charlemagne Palestine activities in 1974, collaborating with some of most important experimental artists and composers from either the New York loft scene and Cal Arts, but also features world premiere ...
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PLANA-P28NMN.068 | ALGA MARGHEN