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Warp Works & 20th Century Masters

Artist: London Sinfonietta
London Sinfonietta - Warp Works & 20th Century Masters CD
Label: Warp
Regular Price: $17.95
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Year: 2006
Format: CD


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Born at the Royal Festival Hall on 10th March 2003, the London Sinfonietta /Warp concerts grew out of a shared desire to explore the juxtaposition between the electronic experimenters on the Warp label and the avant-garde 20th century pioneers who were their in part their sonic grandfathers.

This beautiful double cd housed in a deluxe package with a 12 page booklet contains music from two collaborations between Warp and the London Sinfonietta at the South Bank centre, and the second from a Contemporary Music Network Tour which visited Liverpool and Brighton in 2004.

Links can be forged; both John Cage and Aphex have developed work with altered detuned Pianos featured here. Both Conlon Nancarrow and Squarepusher imagined music that humans can't physically play. Varèse reorganised rhythms and imagined music when humans would become obsolete, but had to make do with trying to imagine this time using an orchestra. Artists like Ligeti wanted to write music for strings that sounded like the movement of electricity, whilst Steve Reich wanted his musicians, mimicking tape reels and earlier phasing experiments he had worked on. Stockhausen imagined the mystery and magick of electricities forces working in short wave radio to beam down messages from the Cosmos.Balanced on this cd are orchestral interpretations of Aphex and Squarepusher with pieces from all the artists mentioned above.

Disc 1:
Prepared Piano Piece 1 - Aphex Twins
Prepared Piano Piece 2 - Aphex Twins
Study No. 7 - Conlon Nancarrow
Sonatas 1 and 2 - John Cage
Violin Phase - Steve Reich
First Reconstruction In Metal - John Cage
Tide - Squarepusher
Spiral - Karlheinze Stockhausen

Disc 2:
Sonata 12 - John Cage
Ionization - Edgard Verese
Six Marimbas - Steve Reich
Conc 2 Symmetriac - Squarepusher
Sonata 5 and 6 - John Cage
AFX237 V7 - Aphex Twin
Chamber Concerto - Gyorgy Ligeti
Polygon Window - Aphex Twin

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