OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music

CD3670

Various Artists
“OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music 1948-1980”
2000 Ellipsis Arts (US)
CD3670

1.01 Clara Rockmore – Valse Sentimentale
1.02 Olivier Messiaen – Oraison
1.03 Pierre Schaeffer – Etude Aux Chemins De Fer
1.04 John Cage – Williams Mix
1.05 Herbert Eimert & Robert Beyer – Klangstudie II
1.06 Otto Luening – Low Speed
1.07 Hugh Le Caine – Dripsody
1.08 Louis And Bebe Barron – Main Title from “Forbidden Planet”
1.09 Oskar Sala – Concertando Rubato
1.10 Edgard Varèse – Poeme Electronique
1.11 Richard Maxfield – Sine Music (A Swarm Of Butterflies)
1.12 Tod Dockstader – Apocalypse (Part 2)
1.13 Karlheinz Stockhausen – Kontakte (Edit)
1.14 Vladimir Ussachevsky – Wireless Fantasy
1.15 Milton Babbitt – Phonemena For Soprano And Piano
1.16 Musica Elettronica Viva – Spacecraft (Edit)

2.01 Raymond Scott – Cindy Electronium
2.02 Steve Reich – Pendulum Music
2.03 Pauline Oliveros – Bye Bye Butterfly
2.04 Joji Yuasa – Projection Esemplastic For White Noise
2.05 Morton Subotnick – Silver Apples Of The Moon (Part 1 – Edit)
2.06 David Tudor – Rainforest (Version 1 – Edit)
2.07 Terry Riley – Poppy Nogood (Edit)
2.08 Holger Czukay – Boat-Woman-Song (Edit)
2.09 Luc Ferrari – Music Promenade (Edit)
2.10 François Bayle – Rosace 3 from ‘Vibrations Composées’
2.11 Jean-Claude Risset – Mutations (Edit)
2.12 Iannis Xenakis – Hibiki-Hana-Ma (Edit)
2.13 La Monte Young – Excerpt 3169 C. 12:17:22-12:25:33 PM NYC

3.01 Charles Dodge – He Destroyed Her Image
3.02 Paul Lansky – Her Song
3.03 Laurie Spiegel – Appalachian Grove I
3.04 Bernard Parmegiani – En Phase / Hors Phase
3.05 David Behrman – On The Other Ocean (Edit)
3.06 John Chowning – Stria (Edit)
3.07 Maryanne Amacher – Living Sound (Edit)
3.08 Robert Ashley – Automatic Writing (Edit)
3.09 Alvin Curran – Canti Illuminati (Edit)
3.10 Alvin Lucier – Music On A Long Thin Wire (Edit)
3.11 Klaus Schulze – Melange
3.12 Jon Hassell – Before And After Charm (La Notte)
3.13 Brian Eno – Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills)

How did the bleeps and blips begin, you ask? Presented today for your academic enlightenment is “OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music”, a collection that chronicles the development of electronic music during the 20th century. Granted, some of the selections may sound merely like random noises; however, it’s the techniques used to create those noises that make these recordings historically relevant.

Note: CD 1, track 15 is supposed to be an excerpt from Milton Babbit’s 1964 composition “Philomel.” Unfortunately, one of Babbit’s later, non-electronic compositions, “Phonemena For Soprano And Piano”, is incorrectly included instead.

Posted on July 23, 2016, in VARIOUS ARTISTS. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. thank You for the post :)

  2. Thank you so much for this! Historical anthologies are amazing!

  3. Thanks for this one … it’s a fascinating journey.

  4. UGH! Too bad I missed out on this one. Truly would have been a great “lesson”

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