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Jean-Claude Risset

Mutations

Jean-Claude Risset

Mutations

Incredible, long and developed computer synthesis from 1969.

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TERRY RILEY

Music for The Gift (Part 1)

TERRY RILEY

Music for The Gift (Part 1)

Terry Riley with the first in a series of Tape manipulations of Chet Baker - made in 1963.

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RAYMOND SCOTT

Cyclic Bit

RAYMOND SCOTT

Cyclic Bit

1960 track lifted off one of the finest collections of early electronic music - Manhattan research inc.

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Gilius Van Bergelijk

D. E. S. (1967-68 Royal Conservatory)

Gilius Van Bergelijk

D. E. S. (1967-68 Royal Conservatory)

One of Dick Raaymakers' students with 8 minutes of bleep communications.

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MORTON SUBOTNICK

Mandolin

MORTON SUBOTNICK

Mandolin

Definitive Tape music composed and performed in 1963 for the Tape Music Center.

156

Edgard Varese

Interpolations From Deserts: Interpolation I

Edgard Varese

Interpolations From Deserts: Interpolation I

A recording of unknown origin of one of Varese's pioneering, haunting pieces.

156

DAPHNE ORAM

Episode Metallic

DAPHNE ORAM

Episode Metallic

Founder of the Radiophonic Workshop exploring sound manipulation and tape techniques - utterly amazing.

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Frits Weiland

Studie In Lagen Impulsen (1961)

Frits Weiland

Studie In Lagen Impulsen (1961)

Harrowing tape works from another member of the the Hague's institute of sonology.

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RAYMOND SCOTT

The Happy Whistler

RAYMOND SCOTT

The Happy Whistler

Tripped out experiments - seminal in the truest sense of the word.

156

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Stuie No. 1

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Stuie No. 1

Early art piece from Stockhausen, arguably one of the most important composers of the 20th Century.

156

BERNARD PARMEGIANI

De Natura Sonorum: Matières Induites

BERNARD PARMEGIANI

De Natura Sonorum: Matières Induites

1975 collection of abstract electronic soundscapes in the archetypal musique concrete style.

156

PAULINE OLIVEROS

Bye Bye Butterfly

PAULINE OLIVEROS

Bye Bye Butterfly

1965 composition made from electronic sounds, reel-to-reel tape and samples from Madame Butterfly.

156

Tom Dissevelt

Gamelan (1963/64)

Tom Dissevelt

Gamelan (1963/64)

1963 piece from Dutch academic and frequent recording associate of Dick Raaymakers.

156

Richard Maxfield

Pastoral Symphony

Richard Maxfield

Pastoral Symphony

Student of Milton Babbitt and Fluxus curator with an electronic variant of field recordings...

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks of early electronic music”

We could probably compile two dozen volumes on this theme and still not even scratch the surface, but we figured it about time we took a look at some of the most precious material in the archives and start exploring the very foundations of experimental recording techniques through the last century. The selection includes important and fascinating material from the likes of Edgar Varèse (cited by some as the father of electronic music), Jean-Claude Risset (with an incredible journey through prototype computer generated sound synthesis), Raymond Scott (wonderful, endlessly sampled sound effects and miniatures), Terry Riley (early tape manipulations), Daphne Oram (founder of the Radiophonic Workshop) plus gems from Stockhausen, Pauline Oliveros, Bernard Parmegiani, Morton Subotnick and more. Just listen to Raymond Scott's 'Cyclic Bit' - it was recorded in 1960 on equipment Scott himself built and designed and it sounds like a vignette from Boards of Canada's 'Music Has The Right' album released 40 years later! This music is educational, inspiring, daring.......life affirming, music that's been studied, admired, copied and sampled endlessly through the last half century and continues to mould and re-shape contemporary music of all colours to this day.

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On 18 Mar 07:58 aaron taylor said:

“raymond scott”

gosh, that Raymond Scott track really does sound like it could have been on Music has The Right To Children. amazing selection - going to go and explore some of these people, up until now many of them have just been names to me but once again i've learnt something. bravo!

On 18 Mar 11:43 elanor harding said:

“crazy...”

but i love it so much....
hurrah for you!

On 18 Mar 12:36 Chris neale said:

“where have all the ladies gone?”

Seems that Daphne and Delia, Glynis and Elizabeth were representing for the ladeez back then. But rarely see stuff now from the fairer sex. Is it that mouse+screen is less appealing than the touchy-feely of chopping tapes up or twiddling oscilloscopes?

On 18 Mar 13:02 Jstruthio said:

“Old time electronica ...”

Ahh, the beep bloop and whoosh of the thermionic valve ... you made an old chap very happy!

On 18 Mar 14:45 Graham the general said:

“the girls...”

the ladies are still at it Chris, just different times innit. i think that people are more likely to make art music out of boxes rather than software - more tactile and malleable. more fun to take apart and re-wire a box isnt it? or that terry riley track up there, you could make that on any bit of freeware in 2 minutes probably, but its the idea that bits of tape were spliced and manipulated that's so inspiring - which is why this music is so important. Kudos.

On 18 Mar 16:07 hope andrews said:

“playing with boxes”

give ma an old drum machine or a dictaphone or a 4-track recorder or even a calculator and i'd have more fun than ableton. imagine being in a room full of equipment and being told to create sound effects. what a job.

On 19 Mar 00:23 chris coda said:

“no love for delia?”

surprised she's not up there, nor anyone else from the bbc radiophonic workshop (unless I missed their names).

still great stuff though!

On 19 Mar 08:42 edward bow said:

“re: chris coda”

Daphne Oram, included in this selection, was the founder of the Radiophonic Workshop. You should run out and buy her "Oramics" collection immediately! Delia gets all the attention, but Daphne waqs a true pioneer who made her own equipment and has only recently been given any attention.

On 19 Mar 20:18 Mink Freud said:
http://www.myspace/minkfreud

“Now this is music that takes you somewhere!”

I would really like to get hold of some Jon Baker?

Now I'm off to the Green Foil Plantet to see my friends the Lampost People!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

On 19 Mar 20:22 Mink Freud said:
http://www.myspace/minkfreud

“Music to make you hind behind the settee!”

And that's a good thing!

On 02 Apr 15:47 atom said:
http://www.dotankstudios.com

“More Please!”

This is one of the best 14tracks comps (I am becoming quite addicted to the 14tracks series). Please make more early electronica collections. Go on, you know you want to!

On 04 Nov 09:55 software development london said:
http://www.geeks.ltd.uk/Services.html

“Good stuff”

Hey, that was interesting,

I never new that electronic was about so long ago, i thaught that it was introduced in the 80s,

Thanks for writing about it

On 28 Oct 10:41 property management services said:
http://www.redbrickpm.co.uk

It's the idea that bits of tape were spliced and manipulated that's so inspiring-which is why this music is so important.

On 29 Oct 08:26 php freelance said:
http://www.echofreelance.com/

Raymond Scott is was excellent and my favorite out of them all. Actually all of them are my favorite.

On 13 Jul 13:24 Dean Summers said:
http://www.rivalmedia.nl

“Goose Bumps”

This is really a great compilation. I was on my search for some inspiring music of stockhausen but after seeing these names there is so much more of this lovely genre! Absolutly great!!

On 06 Aug 10:54 Ruby Tuesday coupons said:
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Daphne Oram, included in this selection, was the founder of the Radiophonic Workshop. You should run out and buy her "Oramics" collection immediately! Delia gets all the attention, but Daphne waqs a true pioneer who made her own equipment and has only recently been given any attention.

On 15 Jun 16:52 Moty Hermann said:
http://14tracks.com

“Il Computer Arigistrato la mia Voce”

Hi,

This is a great site and idea. I can't wait till I'll browse through all the categories.

Could you help me find a track by the name (excuse my Italian) "Il Computer Arigistrato la mia Voce" - "The computer records my voice"?

I heard it like 30 years ago and it was recoded long before that. It is suppose to be the first sampled based electro-acoustic music piece. I thought it would be among the 14 tracks...

Many thanks!

Moty

On 16 Jun 08:21 rumah dijual said:
http://14tracks.com

“rumah murah”

Seems that Daphne and Delia, Glynis and Elizabeth were representing for the ladeez back then. But rarely see stuff now from the fairer sex. Is it that mouse+screen is less appealing than th