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Persistence of Sound presents a split LP from two leading voices in electroacoustic music. It would be hard to find a better-suited combination of contemporary acousmatica on one record.Find out more and pre-order
Beatriz Ferreyra has been at the forefront of electroacoustic music composition since 1963 when she joined the Groupe de Recherches Musicales as one of Pierre Schaeffer’s research assistants. This album presents three unreleased contemporary works that reveal how Ferreyra continues to create compelling sounds from classic musique concrète techniques. More info
Thames presents diverse sound interactions along the River Thames that surprise with their musicality. As we travel from central London to the river’s furthest estuary, it feels like we’re travelling back in time. We hear the sounds of nature and industry in competition, from the pitched, quasi-musical sound of Tower Bridge lifting up, to the marsh frogs of Allhallows. More info
An LP of musique concrète that begins where pioneers like Schaeffer, Cage and Stockhausen left off. Robert Worby, of Langham Research Centre, creates a music of curious, disconnecting patterns, shape-shifting sounds and strange spaces. An album that invites detailed exploration. Repeated listening reveals more and more about these intriguing unseen worlds. More info
Two musique concrète symphonies of industrial sound, in which musical relationships emerge from sounds more often regarded as noise. All the sounds were recorded by Sounds of Changes, a pan-EU project capturing obsolete and endangered industrial and domestic sounds. More info
Persistence of Sound presents a split LP from two leading voices in electroacoustic music. It would be hard to find a better-suited combination of contemporary acousmatica on one record. More info