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3 CD Box Set: L'Oeuvre Musicale The complete works of Pierre Schaeffer, re-digitised and re-issued with newly discovered tracks.
Book and 3 x CDs: Solfege de l'Objet Sonore This book, accompanied by 285 tracks on 3 CDs of examples is a unique and indispensable resource work for all those interested in electroacoustic music. Examples by Parmegiani, Henry, Bayle, Xenakis, Luc Ferrari etc. illustrate Pierre Schaeffer's text.
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Trevor wishart - Globalalia/ImagoA re-issue of Globalalia which explores human speech and the syllables common to all, and Imago, which is constructed entirely out of the sound of 2 whiskey glasses being clinked together. Classic Wishart at his best!

Wishart writes: "In Globalalia, I wanted to use human speech, but focus on what we hold in common as human beings. Although the world’s languages contain many millions of words, these are constructed from a much smaller set of sounds, the syllables. I wrote to several friends asking them to collect voices from their local radio stations, and also recorded voices from TV stations via satellite dish, assembling sounds from 134 voices in 26 different languages. I then edited these into their syllables, ending with more than 8300 sources."

Francis Dhomont - Etudes Pour Kafka

Francis Dhomont - Etudes Pour KafkaA new release from Francis Dhomont, who in the opinion of many is the greatest living composer of electroacoustic music. This CD contains 3 studies which were the seeds from which many of his other works grew. Behind major works of the scope of … mourir un peu, Sous le regard d’un soleil noir, and Forêt profonde, in these studies Dhomont experiments with the themes, tries out sound materials, and unveils glimpses of the final work. Dhomont at his best!

Denis Smalley - Sources - Scénes

Denis Smalley - Sources - ScénesrOne of our most popular titles is back in stock. Denis Smalley is one of the UK's best known composers of electroacoustic music, and this CD is a personal favourite of ours - definitely a desert island disc. The music is simply stunningly beautiful, the production and sound quality are as good as it gets. If you don't already have this CD, don't put it off any longer.
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Parmegiani: l'Oeuvre MusicaleWe are fans of Bernard Parmegiani and so we now have all of his CDs in stock, including the newly released l'Oeuvre Musicale. If you don't know his music, we recommend that you make an acqaintence with it by listening to some clips and reading the comprehensive notes which we have on the site. Click here for links to his biography and all his CDs.
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Pierre Hanry: Labyrinthe We now stock a selection of the best electroacoustic CDs from the GRM Catalog, both historic and new - Electroacoustic Classics from Pierre SchaefferPierre Henry Luc Ferrari and  Jean-Claude Risset are just some of the new offerings.

One of our most popular GRM titles is Pierre Henry's Labyrinthe - Pierre Henry says of Labyrinthe - "For the first time during my journey and ventures into the world of creation, I dreamt of a breath of fresh air deriving from the electronic realm." This CD is a real retrospective of this pioneer of electronic music.
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You can now download a selection of single tracks of music from our website. All the tracks are encoded as top quality MP3s at 320k. All you have to do is go to our tracks page, add the ones you want to your shopping cart, and you will be presented with a webpage with links to the tracks as soon as your credit card payment has been authorised. You will also be sent an email with the links and a seven day period to download the tracks.
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CD Details for Bernard Parmegiani: Sonare

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This CD contains one work - Sonare - a commission from CIRM in five movements. Parmegiani writes: "For each of the 5 movements, I have chosen a pseudo-instrumental or synthesis sound which I sense will allow me to bring out its very essence.
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About the Artist

Bernard PARMEGIANI

Among the catalogue of works by Bernard Parmegiani (60 opus) some of the titles testify more particularly to his musical path: Violostries (1965) Capture éphemére (1968), l’Enfer, after The Divine Comedy from Dante (1972), Pour en finir avec le pouvoir d’Orphée (1971-1972) De natura sonorum (1974-1975) La creation du monde (1982-1984) cycle Plain temps ( 1991-1993), Sonare (1996) La Memoire des sons (2000 2001).
Except for some mixed pieces, his work as a whole takes the form of music for ‘fixed sound’, coming within the scope of the immense repertoire of electro-acoustic music. This experience was to be further enhanced over some 35 years, taking into account that the music for television radio advertising and the stage provided the composer with the opportunity to display musical accomplishment by experimenting with new musical forms and new instrumental techniques. In this respect his most well- known work is undoubtedly the signature sound signal at Roissy-Charles-de Gaulle Airport.
In 1971 be mode a video film based on the music in L’oeil écoute featuring visual imagery processed through a synthesiser.

About the Music

sonare 25’23 1996
A State/CIRM commissioned work

There is already> music of on Italian character in this title Sonare: I love this word because it is Italian and because upon hearing it music simply springs forth from within it. For each of the 5 movements, I have chosen a pseudo-instrumental or synthesis sound which I sense will allow me to bring out its “very essence”, to develop it until it is within the deepest levels of the soul if the soul can at all be rendered accessible to such acoustic resonance !!!

I had to imagine the most suitable interplay to bring out such “intrinsic resonance”. Now of course, no interplay can be genuine unless certain freedoms are present within or inherent to it. the rule being that such an interplay should remain musical whilst the sounds, ‘in a real context’ become linked to or opposed to each other. No combat, just interplay for its own sake, for itself alone and, at the sometime, changes in contour, an opening or closing in the tone, range, patterns of rhythm, as if the work were a living being in itself which these creations in sound so often closely resemble, these same creations in sound, intended firstly for our ears, but not only for our ears.

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