Sounding The Body Electric. Experiments in art and music in Eastern Europe 1964-1984

Works by selected creators of experimental music from Eastern Europe dating from the period 1957-1984

CD 1
1. VLADAN RADOVANOVIĆ
Voice from the Loadspeaker
2. SZABOLCS ESZTÉNYI AND KRZYSZTOF WODICZKO
Just Transistor Radios
3. WOJCIECH BRUSZEWSKI
Junction
4. COLLECTIVE ACTIONS
Music Within and Outside
5. - 8. EUGENIUSZ RUDNIK
Scalars – technological study
9. HUGH DAVIES
Shozyg

CD 2
1. RUDOLF KOMOROUS
Tomb of Malevich
2. ARNE NORDHEIM
Ode to Light (Sculpture) – studio mix 1
3. - 6. MILAN GRYGAR
Acoustic Drawings
7. ARNE NORDHEIM
Ode to Light (Sculpture) – studio mix 1

    
 The album Sounding the Body Electric is a natural alliance of producers working with the archives of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES) and curators of the exhibition dealing with the intersections of technology and body in the art of the 1960s and 1970s. The “common” field was operationally called “early East European sound art” although no-one of us really meant it literally. Undoubtedly, all of us were interested in working with sound in ways where it was approached from the perspective of other art disciplines. Leaving film, theatre, dance and radio art to other occasions, we mainly focused on visual arts, performance and architecture, mostly due to their conceptual connotations. And we followed the two fundamental issues discussed in the 1960s: object and space.
 Experiments undertaken in Warsaw’s SEPR studio found their reflection on magnetic tape - a fixed object presenting the final vision of the composer.  As a result, stereo musical form, ideal with respect to its characteristics, became the main space. The most vivid examples of this compositional legacy is an unfortunate and never fully exploited Oskar Hansen’s project of adjustable acoustics of the Studio, as well as Tomasz Sikorski’s attempts at composing reverberations of instrumental sounds brilliantly faked on console by Bohdan Mazurek.                                   
Michał Libera and Michał Mendyk

Two CDs
Publisher: Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź / Bołt Records
Release date: 2013
Total time: 46:11 

Price: 25 PLN

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