XENAKIS, IANNIS - LA LEGENDE D'EER (LP)


"When IANNIS XENAKIS (1922-2001), who had fought against the occupation as part of the communist Resistance, moved to Paris in 1947 it was the start of a highly creative and impressive career. His compositions often are based on mathematical principles, which give his music an unprecedented aesthetic and "shocking otherness" (The Guardian). The most famous works of XENAKIS are his compositions for orchestra Metastasis, Pithoprakta and Terretektorh and the electroacoustic compositions Persepolis, Concret PH, Bohor and La Légende d'Eer where XENAKIS integrated his stochastic synthesis sounds for the first time. As legendary as this piece itself is the impenetrable thicket of versions and stories around La Légende d'Eer - it exists in different releases, wrong sample rates, digitized backwards. This now is a new version, using the 8-track-version that XENAKIS himself presented at Darmstädter Ferienkurse in august 1978. As the automatic spatialization is lost, this became the only original version of this composition and is presented here (mixed down to stereo by MARTIN WURMNEST who tried to preserve the spatial movements as perceptible as possible - mastered by RASHAD BECKER) for the very first time. La Légende d'Eer not only became a milestone of electroacoustic music but is also an important reference for noise and industrial musicians up to the present day." (label info) edition of 1000 copies, 180gr vinyl with download code, includes liner notes by Reinhold Friedl
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2016| KARLRECORDS | 19.90


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