Friday, July 7

Space, Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88

"All of these artists used electronic advancements in music technology as a means of exploring not only space and the idea of the future, but also of looking inwards to the soul and of creating music in harmony with the natural world. From computer software and hardware experimentalists and sound pioneers such as Laurie Spiegel and Kevin Braheny, as well as Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company - the first synthesizer ensemble created in collaboration with Robert Moog - through to the earliest musique concrète experimentation of Tod Dockstader, the album shows how technological advancements and creative artistic expression went hand in hand. In the mid-1970s artists Steven Halpern and Iaxos were instrumental in creating proto-new age music, experimenting in both the healing properties of sound and its relationship with the natural world. ..."
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YouTube: J.B. Banfi - Gang (Rock for Industry) 1978, MICHAEL GARRISON - TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY, Iasos - Lueena Coast, Carl Matthews - As Above, So Below, Stratis - By Water, Steven Halpern - Starborn Suite, Laurie Spiegel - Improvisation on a 'Concerto Generator' 1977 (Live), Michael Stearns - In The Beginning..., Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Ever New, Richard Pinhas - Sur Le Theme De Bene Gesserit VII, Tod Dockstader - Piece #1, Ancient Stars - Kevin Braheny