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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.
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.
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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CD Details for Rodrigo Sigal: Space Within

Space Within Rodrigo Sigal
Sound permeates every space, and music is one way to coordinate and organize it. “SPACE WITHIN” aims to generate emotions by exploring the relationships between human beings and computer generated sound material. These works span 1999 - 2002.
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Track 1
Friction of things in other places
Track 2
Rimbarimba (lejos del silencio)
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
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About the Music

Sound permeates every space, and music is one way to coordinate and organize it. “SPACE WITHIN” aims to generate emotions by exploring the relationships between human beings and computer generated sound material. This music requires active participation and cannot be understood while the listener is engaged in other activities. It succeeds when the listener searches for links, sources, structures and meanings. In other words, the internal life of this music occurs within the listener.

“SPACE WITHIN” is a compilation of electroacoustic works created between 1999 and 2002, which are also available from various recording labels. The pieces are part of the Ph.D. theses “Compositional strategies in electroacoustic music” obtained from City University, London in 2003. It contains the performances of three world-class musicians from England and the United States. The works were composed and created with funding from Fonca (Mexico), Mexico-US Fund for Culture and the LIEM and MEC (Spain).

Rodrigo Sigal’s music has been released by labels in Italy, France, Russia, England and Mexico.

1: Friction of things in other places for electroacoustic sounds 8’00” (2002)

When things occur simultaneously there will always be different levels of friction. Energy, disagreement, pitch, physical action and others are areas where difference can generate musical material. ‘Friction of things in other places’ explores different levels to structure sound ideas through differences in material and sound sources. Created at the composer’s studio in London..

2: Rimbarimba (lejos del silencio) for marimba, Max/Msp and electroacoustic sounds 15’00” (2002)
Performed by Robert Esler (

‘Rimbarimba’ was composed as part of the project ‘Far from silence’ with percussionist Robert Esler. Throughout various sessions in England and the USA the piece evolved into its final form which consists of a score and a Max/Msp patch in order to trigger the required stereo sound files from the computer. The creation of recognisable links between different media is one of the main concerns in ‘Rimbarimba’. The integration of rhythmic and spectral materials from the live instrument and the electroacoustic part are therefore central to the piece. ‘Rimbarimba’ can be considered as a mix between artificially generated sound worlds, layers of recorded sound related to the marimba and a human element that works as a “bridge” between multiple musical levels. I wanted this piece to be more of a process of exploration than a pre-planned set of musical rules. Decisions were constantly taken in order to emphasise some of the elements that emerged throughout the compositional process. ‘Rimbarimba’ was commissioned with funds from the USA-Mexico fund for culture in 2001 and created at the composer’s studio in London.

3: Twilight for bassoon and electroacoustic sounds 13’30” (2000)
Performed by: Wendy Holdaway (

Four continuous movements exploring the same number of different types of twilight (civil, nautical, astronomical and true night). The piece explores these four stages within a sound world where the bassoon is the leader and the electroacoustic sounds define the boundaries of the relationships. Sound material for the recorded part and general musical ideas developed from bassoon gestures that try to evoke the daily and almost imperceptible process of light fading away and night covering the sky. Relationships which work as structural points experiment with the fact that light, specially sunlight, and sound are more closely related than we usually think. The sunset is not necessarily a slow-movement process. ‘Twilight’ was commissioned by the Spanish Ministry for Culture (MEC) and composed at LIEM-CDMC in Madrid, Spain and at London City University’s Electroacoustic Music Studios. Premiered at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid in July 2001, the piece has also been performed in Hungary, Mexico, Argentina, and the USA by different bassoonists. I want to thank Peter Dodsworth, Gyorgy Lakatos and Dominique Deguines for their help with the piece. ‘Twilight’ won Honorary Mentions at the 2002 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art Bourges and at the 2001 Luigi Russolo competition.

4 & 5: Cycles (in two movements: ‘Stop’ and ‘potS’) for electroacoustic sounds 12’30” (1999)

Feelings and sounds coming back to our memory. ‘Cycles’ of ideas, transformations, processes and sounds. Composed in two movements organized in a similar way. ‘Cycles’ was composed at City University’s Electroacoustic Music Studios in London and won the 1st. prize at the 1999 International Luigi Russolo competition.

6: Tolerance for cello and electroacoustic sounds 11’40” 2000
Performed by Thomas Gardner (

There may be a place where to worlds are able to meet and co-exist. A sound world of intense and permanent relationships and behaviours. ‘Tolerance’ won an Honorary Mention at the 2000 Luigi Russolo competition and is dedicated to Thomas Gardner, and has been performed by different cellists in many countries.

About the Artist

Rodrigo Sigal ( (Mexico City-1971) Holds a PhD in Electroacoustic composition from City University in London and a BA in composition from the Musical Studies and Research Center (CIEM) in Mexico City, and was part of the composition workshop directed by Prof. Mario Lavista. He also studied with Denis Smalley, Javier Alvarez, Franco Donatoni, Judith Weird, Michael Jarrel and Juan Trigos among others.

Since 1991 he has been working as composer, sound and recording engineer in his private studio in Mexico and London, composing for dance, video, radio and T.V., and he was the coordinator of the Computer Music Lab at the CIEM from 1994 until 1998.
He has received awards from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), The CIEM, The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, ORS and The Sidney Perry Foundation in England and the LIEM Studios and The Ministry of Culture in Spain, the 1st. Prize (Cycles, 1999), honorary mentions (Tolerance, 2000 and Twilight, 2001) at the Luigi Russolo Composition Prize and finalist at Bourges 2002 (Twilight).

Some of his works are available on CD, and his CD "MANIFIESTO" (CIEM006), has received positive reviews and radio broadcast in Mexico and abroad. His music has been performed in over 20 countries around the world.

Since 1998 takes active part in DAM (, a group of six composers that is working on different interdisciplinary projects including “Altenative Sessions” with The Maarten Altena Ensemble presented in Mexico, France and The Netherlands.
He recently finished “Blood Stream” for the Spanish tubist Jesús Jara with concerts in Spain, Brazil and Argentina. His recent project, "Rimbarimba: Lejos del silencio" for marimba and electroacustic sounds, was commissioned by Robert Esler (New Haven, CT) with funds from a Rockefeller-FONCA grant. The piece has been performed in México, USA, The Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil and England. He also completed “Liquid Fear” for ten instruments,electronics and video for the Maarten Altena Ensemble. He now lives and works in Santiago de Chile. Future activities include new pieces for wind quintet and electronics, trio and electronics, music for film, flute and electronics and a piano and orchestra concerto with electroacoustic sounds.

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