"According to Xenakis' program notes, the title also referred to the 'current youth movements' -- 1968 was a significant year in modern social history -- and to his utopian vision of the upcoming 'biological struggle between generations unfurling all over the planet, destroying existing political, social, urban, scientific, artistic and ideological frameworks on a scale never before attempted by humanity.' This powerful statement can be felt in the music. The dramatic 4-channel tape is derived from a recording of the orchestra, transformed and distorted. Its sonic textures kaleidoscopically expand the range of expression while at the same time remaining connected to the instrumental material. The 4-channel tape has been restored for this release from high-resolution transfers of the analog masters by German electronic composer Daniel Teige -- revealing greater details in the texture and a wider dynamic range than previously heard on any 'Kraanerg' recording. 96khz/24-bit high resolution recording. Liner notes by composer James Harley." (label info)
in stock | US| 2008| MODE | 19.90

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