|Dhomont is one of the key historical figures in the INA GRM electroacoustic scene. This new release is a hi-fidelity speaker-ripping college of sound that Dhomont has put together utilizing material from composers such as Christian Calon, Yves Daoust, Stéphane Roy, Robert Normandeau and many others. It's as energetic and forceful and disruptive as anything to emerge from the this scene in years and highly recommended to anyone remotely interested in this stuff.
"A hybrid thing in four movements, made of cut-up pieces, pasted, assembled, sowed parts that are alike and contrasted, and that I have named for obvious reasons, the Frankenstein Symphony: an unusual electroacoustic adventure. Armed with a scalpel and a splicing (operational) block, I sampled several morphological organs from the works of 22 composers and friends (many of whom were students of mine), and with their imprudent blessings, brought to life this acousmatic monster which I hold particular close to my heart. The elements were chosen amongst the works according to their typo-morphological affinities or contrasts, and with formal considerations in mind. Though I often allowed myself to play layering games, mixing works together, never did I use filtering, internal editing, transpositions or processing on the sounds...In the end, this is only a game, with no other goal than to bring to light how astonishingly rich acousmatic music can be." --Francis Dhomont.