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PAULINE OLIVEROS + MUSIQUES NOUVELLES : Four Meditations / Sound Geometries

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  • Format: LP [SR422]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.47kg
  • Label: Sub Rosa

"Pauline Oliveros surrounded by Belgian ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, performing two long pieces for orchestra. "Sound Geometries for Chamber Orchestra, Expanded Instrument System and 5.1 Surround Sound System" by Pauline Oliveros was premiered in Brussels. The 3 sections metaphors of the piece are intended to guide the players in their feelings and approaches to conducted, guided and improvisational music making to create differing atmospheres for each of the three sections. Players sounds are picked up during the performance by microphones, processed in one of ten geometrical patterns by the Oliveros designed Expanded Instrument System (EIS) to transform and move the player's sounds in space in the 5.1 surround sound system. "Meditation for Orchestra" asks the performers to listen then sound. Listen means to include all that is sounding and to find a space for each sound that is made. Pauline Oliveros and Ione are guests of Ensemble Musiques Nouvelle in this studio performance of "Meditation"."

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A Four Meditations (For Orchestra) 20:07
- Sound Geometries (For Chamber Orchestra, Expanded Instrument System And 5.1 Surround Sound System) (25:56)
B.a I. Contemplative: Into The Dreaming
B.b II. Travelling By Any Means: Walking, Running, Floating, Swimming, Flying
B.c III. Arriving Anywhere, Nowhere, Somewhere

Recorded At – Dada Studios

Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – Pauline Oliveros
Conductor – Jean-Paul Dessy
Design – Mountain
Electronics [Live Electronics], Coordinator [Technical Coordination For The Electroacoustical Devices] – Todor Todoroff
Mastered By, Mixed By – Jarek Frankowski
Orchestra, Commissioned By – Musiques Nouvelles
Photography By – Pierre Radisic
Programmed By [Max/Msp] – Stephan Moore
Words By – Ione

The works on this LP were recorded on 16 March 2003.
Sound Geometries was premiered on 15 March 2003. It was commissioned by Musiques Nouvelles and Ars Musica.

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