World premiere for the Théâtre de la musique, March 16, 1970
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Permanent version for four stand-alone tape recorders. A series of colliding realistic sounds and sonic images. Whilst walking, a man is struck by the violence of his surroundings. Nature has disappeared in a whirlwind of warfare and industry in the midst of which he encounters a dying folklore and a lost young girl.
The "Installation" version is used to sonify a place in which walkers are free to choose their musical itinerary.
Unheimlich Schön (1971), 15’40
Musique concrète made in 1971 in the studios of the Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden.
Voice: Ilse Mengel.
“How does a young woman breathe when thinking about something else ?”
To be listened to at a low volume.
released April 12, 2019
Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, November 2018
Digital transfer: Jonathan Fitoussi & Diego Losa
Translations: Valérie Vivancos
Layout: Stephen O'Malley
Photos: Jacques Brissot, ARR
Coordination GRM: François Bonnet
Executive Production: Peter Rehberg
Remerciements: Brunhild Ferrari
supported by 31 fans who also own “Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schön”
To me, this album sounds like a dying planet that was once full of life, but is now mostly desert with a few pockets of water. This music creates such specific pictures like that, and that's why I enjoy it so much. ggrimes65