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RE: Acousmatrix 1/2

sounds very hip... 
I got the 3-disc Ohm boxed set a couple of years ago as an introduction to
early electronic music, and there's some cool looping on that as well.

> [Original Message]
> From: <cul-baisser@t-online.de (Martin Tauchen)>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 12/26/2004 5:13:33 PM
> Subject: Acousmatrix 1/2
>  Santa Clause brought me a nice X-mas gift.The Acousmatrix CD of early
> electronic work of Gottfried M.Koenig,who is a pioneer in electronic
> music.
> Klangfiguren (1955/56)
> Essay             (1957/58)
> Terminus I     (1962)
> Terminus II    (1966/67)
> and other works can be found on this CD.
> Especially above mentioned works,were realized manually mostly by
> looping.
> Klangfiguren runs for 10 Minutes and 30 Seconds.I donīt know how long it
> took
> to realize this piece of Music.But when I think of the tools 50 years
> ago,I guess,it was
> really a hard work to realize it by manual work.
> Comparable to the work of John Chowning to realize "Sabelithe" many
> years later.
> Koenig used the band looping more in a Sense of todays "Sample Loops".So
> it was not a Live Looping.
> But however,this was a first step to modern looping,because in order to
> get a rich spectrum,Koenig layered sound on sound.
> A way of manual additive synthesis....
> Klangfiguren itself is a hard piece of music.Really not for easy
> listening,but interesting a lot.
> Maybe nowadays a little bit nostalgic,because we know so many sounds.
> Early  steps in looping.