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Options September 19, 2008

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Artist Track Album Comments
Dick Raaijmakers  Achter de Schermen   Options Popular Electronics   
Aldo Clementi  GiAn(ca)rlo CArDini   Options Punctum Contra Punctum   
Nu Creative Methods  [untitled]   Options    
Bradford Reed  Motivational Music for Pedestrians   Options Live! At Home   
Cooper-Moore  Duo take 11   Options Outtakes 1978   
Anima-Sound  n da da uum da   Options Musik für Alle   
Berthet - Le Junter  J'entends Les Avions   Options    
  holy crap, kagel bit it.
Mauricio Kagel  Music for Renaissance Instruments   Options    
Mauricio Kagel  Blue's Blue   Options    
Mauricio Kagel  String Quartet II   Options   Arditti String Quartet 
Mauricio Kagel  Acustica, part 1   Options   Arditti String Quartet 
Mauricio Kagel  Acustica, part 2   Options   Arditti String Quartet 

Stuff He Made for Acustica

with a scale of diameters from 1 4/5" to 7 1/5" which can be "tuned" by means of double-bass pegs in the action-tention (with the result that even deep-sounding castanettes will sound clearly when played extremely quickly); two sets of Bull-Roarers (one with an aerodynamic profile, the other out of plain pieces of wood), which are wielded by hand and worked by twisted rubber band.

a form of the idiophonic friction-instrument invented in the mid-18th century, with 16 iron rods of equal width but of different lengths (between 2 1/25 and 16 4/5"; temperature 15√8) which vibrate transversally when played with a cello or double-bass bow.

a version of the nail-violin (9 wooden sticks between 3 23/25" and 3'; temperature 8√9);

clapper-sandals worn by Ancient Roman choir-leaders, but fitted with a hinge in the middle of the sole, so that the performer can achieve audible results with the minimum of effort;

Hinged-board (Crepitacolo),
a flat piece of wood with various handles attached which the iron parts hit according to the force with which it is shaken back and forth ( a new version of the original church bell);

Five-Tongued Ratchet
with common crankshaft, the cogwheel frequency of which is tuned in five stages, so that the loudness of the noise can be influenced by altering the tongue-setting;

Pick-ups and Diaphragms
in as many forms as possible (other than the usual ones), in order to explore the devious route to higher sub-fidelity: e.g. plastic funnel and knife-feather and ukelele, sandpaper and drawing pin, matches with and without box

for the timbre-modulation of the pages of a book;

as resonators for wind instruments and as (regained) air-supply in the production of oral processes;

a piece of narrow hose approx. 130' long with connections (on the ends of which organ pipes [mixtures] and penny-whistles are attached), which is fed by a compressed-air cylinder of 27 cubic feet capacity (an "aerophone" for collective use, where only generously-minded players can play together: should one of the performers divert the air-current for himself alone, all the others will be made silent);

Gas blow-lamp
to produce vibrations in pipes, the fundamental frequency of which is reached by altering its total length;

Mutes for wind instruments with built-in loudspeakers
which permit a perfect diaphony with the simultaneous playback from the tape recorder of the blown notes;

likewise with built-in loudspeakers (also to be used by contestants, in which case power-saving cassette-recorders are switched on to drown the puny volume of the official side);

(the German term "Summenlautsprecher" derives both from "Summe" = sum and from "summen" = to hum), the diaphragm of which is worked on with various articles during the performance (so that the loudspeaker becomes more of an instrument than an actual loudspeaker).

Listener comments!

  Fri. 9/19/08 12:06pm stingy d:

20 milligrams yep, i'm feeling good
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:11pm bryce:

milligrams????? hurry, unplug the phone!
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:11pm Max:

Byrce is to clean... and schizophrenic for drugs, stingy
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:13pm bryce:

hmmm.... that's an intriguing theory.....
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:14pm Bad Ronald:

Gimme Gimme!!
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:14pm north guinea hills:

in the words of j spaceman, i need to take my medication......
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:15pm stingy d:

  Fri. 9/19/08 12:15pm Max:

  Fri. 9/19/08 12:19pm stingy d:

sleepy boobs?

ok nevermind bryce!
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:20pm stingy d:

that might make sense eventually or something
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:21pm 2600:

Haven't heard this one for a very long time.

What year was "Popular Electronics" released?
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:22pm listener x:

What is the date of the Raaijmakers piece.
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:25pm maria:

hi Bryce
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:37pm gz:

nice stuff - but compared to Kagel ...
by the way he died yesterday
play it again sam
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:39pm Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:40pm kent:

from google: the raaijamkers piece is from 1960
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:46pm Max:

Good music, but the question we have all been trying to ignore: is its spirit force food or evil?

  Fri. 9/19/08 12:47pm stingy d:

its sleepy boobs max.
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:50pm RD:

food is evil. lunchtime.
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:53pm pillows and blankets:

stingy d
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:53pm stingy d:

  Fri. 9/19/08 12:53pm bryce:

heya-- yup 1960, the raaijmakers, but went unreleased till this box set.

gz, brian turner just told me. oh shit!

MLALIA! good meowk to you.
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:54pm pillows and blankets:

let me show you something.
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:55pm stingy d:

ok then
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:56pm pillows and blankets:

you are a cat, and you are asleep, you have pillows and blankets surrounding you and have wrapped yourself into a burrito, it is a cold day, you feel like toast
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:57pm M:

Enjoying the show here in Helsinki, Finland.
Sounds good to me, again!
  Fri. 9/19/08 12:58pm stingy d:

yea i know
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:15pm lambchop:

greece here .greetings from the wfmu fan club!!
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:18pm gz:

thanx for the Kagel - Bryce
he was the greatest - and taken seriously!
his sound-theater was brilliant
you'll find films on UBU-web
he had invented all these game pieces long time before Zorn took off on such themes
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:18pm north guinea hills:

i never got the impression that Kagel was looked down from the academic establishment outside of the occasional 'madhatter' comment. a darn sham, tretastical composer. now i must have a drink in his honor during lunch!
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:29pm stingy d:

i wanna sleep on the floor
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:34pm bryce:

gz, ngh-- that's great to hear! i have no connection to academia (i can assure you)....maybe it's the odd critcal dismissals that stick in my head.

when those films went up on ubu, i immediately made dvds & duped them for everyone's mom. so great. so great.
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:37pm listener x:

KAGEL Request Line

Something from "ACUSUSTICA: For Experimental Sound-Producers and Loud-Speakers" would be nice.
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:38pm dc pat:

sounds like a drunk pirate--it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day y'know.
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:38pm bryce:

would you believe it's already in the player?
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:46pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Yarrr! I be knowin' it already, DC Pat.
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:48pm R. P.:

If you're in the DC area, please check out tonight's benefit for the Sonic Circuits festival of experimental and electronic music. It's @ Jackie's Restaurant, 8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD. Five acts, doors @ 8:30. dc-soniccircuits.org
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:49pm dc pat:

ARRRrrr Wendy!! Ye be a fine joiner-inner, indeed! How's the cheese a'bein'?
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:49pm gz:

speaking of academia (no connections here either, assured)
Kagel was rejected from the music department in his early days
that's why he turned on literature and philosophy
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:49pm food bank:

the food bank understands.
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:52pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Yarrr! Ahoy, DC Pat. The cheese be fine. How are ye?

BTW, this bit sounds like the adults on Peanuts cartoons.
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:52pm Bad Ronald:

Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!!
  Fri. 9/19/08 1:59pm dc pat:

Arrrrr, I be diggin this fine grand Kagel at the moment. Alas, I can't be makin' the Sonic Circuits for I be settin sail for Philly come sundown......arr.
  Fri. 9/19/08 2:04pm Parq:

Yarr, Missy Patsy. Aye be completely fergettin' what day it be! Mighty obliged to ye for rememberin' me. Now I can confuse these scurvy dogs on board me ship here.
  Fri. 9/19/08 2:04pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Yarr! Will ye be sackin' the port of Philadelphia, DC Pat? I hear thar be many doubloons for the takin'.
  Fri. 9/19/08 2:08pm dc pat:

Aye, aye...an' raidin' me many Philly friends' liquor cabinets with 2 scurvy barnacled kids in tow...
  Fri. 9/19/08 2:12pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Well, matey, Aye sincerely hope ye and yer scurvy kidlets have a fine time in olde Philadelphia.
This Cheese Snob is sailin' off into the horizon now. Hasta la Yarrr!
  Fri. 9/19/08 2:20pm dc pat:

So long, Wendy--may the cheese be settin' lightly in your belly..
  Fri. 9/19/08 2:29pm B. Bonden, cox'un:

Our captain was wery prosperous
And o' so wery kind to us
He dip'd his dick in phosphorus
And led us thru the Bosporus
  Fri. 9/19/08 2:49pm gz:

once more to Kagel (instead of cheese)
he had conducted the piece "finale with chamber orchester"
- part of this he pretended in the midlle to have a heart attack
- people were shocked -
the best child...
  Fri. 9/19/08 2:52pm stingy d:

yo i felt asleep
  Fri. 9/19/08 2:57pm bryce:

type yourself into a coma?
  Fri. 9/19/08 3:03pm bryce:

see ya, all
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