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Re: [ARSCLIST] Panorama of Musique Concrete..le Help!
Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
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From: "David Lennick" <dlennick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Nope..played 'em, followed the program notes, but I still have one track too
many on side one and one too few on side two. I suspect that "Musical Box" is
somewhere on side one, but it's possible that there's a phantom track on S1 and
other things happening on S2. If you've ever heard "Musique Concrete", you'll
know that the descriptions of the material could apply to practically anything
that made a noise and could be amplified, modified, looped (or groove-locked in
earlier days) etc.
Is anyone out there familiar enough with the Ducretet-Thomson Panorama of
Musique Concrete LP to be able to tell me what the hell is actually on each
side? No matter how I count 'em, there are more tracks than titles..or less,
depending on how you identify them. One set that could conceivably take 3 cuts
(Schaeffer's "3 Directions") is either one track, with an orphaned cut at the
end of the disc, or DOES run for 3 cuts and then "Musical Box" actually
exist. And side 1 has 9 bands, but only 8 possible titles. (Could "Musical
actually be the last cut on Side 1? This actually makes sense....)
A concept now rendered obsolete by digital recording and distribution!
The user without a reliable microscope is forced to accept whatever
his/her/its CD player assumes the "tracks" are...with NO visible
In any case, I would recommend actually PLAYING the dommed thing,
while observing exactly where one's stylus is (on the disc) as
"tracks" begin and end...?!
It could be worse...think of the hapless deejays who were trying
to play requested tunes on the Sgt. Pepper's LP...?!
Steven C. Barr