Warum bei allen schönen abstrakten Klängen nur dieser stupide Rhythmus.
Frits Weiland - Textuur 6.46 7 mb
Frits Weiland, born in 1933, had both a musical and sscientific training, After working for radio and television in the Netherlands, he joined the Utrecht studio permanently in 1961 as a researcher and instructor.
LC12/a - ELECTRONIC PANORAMA (Utrecht)
Around 1970 Philips had its own recordlabel (as well as its own electronic studio, btw) and it released a series of records with state of the art electronic and electro-acoustic music which were all encased in a shiny silver sleeve. The series was called: Prospective 21e Siecle.
Currently these releases are well sought by collectors of ancient electronic music.
One of these release was a box with 4 records, each presenting the latest or the best of 4 electronic music studios: Utrecht, Warsaw, Paris and Tokyo.
Because this box is very hard to find - it is for sale on the web for $ 1,000!! - and I think it really presents the best of the electronic music from that time I present it here. This is the first release: Utrecht.
From the booklet:
The history of electro-acoustic music in the Netherlands began in 1956 when Philips set up the studio in Eindhoven in which Edgar Varese was to compose his famous "Poéme Electronique". Sub<a href="https://www.sequencer.de/specials/sequencer.html">Sequencer</a>uently several stdios were founded, notably in Delft, Bilthoven, and at the University of Utrecht (1960). This last studio, recently renamed 'the studio of Sonology', carries out research work, apart from compostiional activities proper, and als does much teaching. The University of Utrecht is therefore not only an international magnet for dedicatied composers, but also for students who come to be initiated into studio techniques and the more recent techniques of composition by computer.
(The institute of Sonology is currently located in The Hage, JS)
I have recorded these albums with an Ortofon stylus and a Technics SL1200. The recordings have been input into a computer. I have declicked the recording and applied very mild noise reduction. As a result it is still audibly a vinyl recording. However I prefer this over the scraping away of frequencies that are part of the composition. All files are converted to 192 kb/s VBR mp3 files. JS