Playlist: Space in music and music in space
Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distributor | Comments
Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello | Christening the Blackbird | Acute Inbetweens | Cronica | 2011 (6:46)
Felix Werder | Oscussion (1971) | The Tempest: Electronic Music of Felix Werder | Pogus | 2007 (17:48)
Karlheinz Stockhausen | Oktophonie Part 1 (1990-1) | Oktophonie (Complete Edition Vol 41) | www.StockhausenCDs.com | 1994 (29:00)
Dick Raaijmakers | Ping-Pong (1983) | The Complete Tape Music of Dick Raaijmakers (disc 3) | Basta Music | 2006 (4:46)
Ross Bolleter and Ryszard Ratajczak | That Time (Simulplay II) | Crow Country | Pogus | 2000 (26:14)
Solvent Cage | At War with God | The Day of the Locusts | Iceage Productions | 2011 (4:10)
Nekrasov | No room for liberation found 'here' or 'now' | Extinction | Crucial Blast | 2009 (7:44)
Timothy Munro and Early Warning System | Anthony Pateras: Lost Compass (2011) | Anthony Pateras: The Collected Works (Disc 1) | Immediata | 2012 (11:05)
Merzbow | Floating Manhattan | Space Mix Travelling Band (1997) (Merzbox Disc 48) | 1999 (14:06)
My Cat Is An Alien | Greetings from the Great Void | Greetings from the Great Void (Alienology Disc 7) | 2011 (24:03)
Super Critical Mass | Swells | www.supercriticalmass.com | 2010 (21:16)
Karlheinz Stockhausen | Oktophonie Part 2 (1990-1) | Oktophonie (Complete Edition Vol 41) | www.StockhausenCDs.com | 1994 (29:00)
Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello | La Voix est absente | Acute Inbetweens | Cronica | 2011 (7:00)
Coming up on the next show of The Sound Barrier: a whole lot of music about space - not just the space where the stars are, but the space in music too. There will be music that creates its own space by the way it spreads its sounds across the aural spectrum; music that creates a sense of the vastness of space, or its smallness, or even its absence. Here's just some of what you will hear:
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Oktophonie
Nekrasov: No Room for Liberation found 'Here' or 'Now'
Super Critical Mass: Swells
Rhys Chatham: A Crimson Grail (Part 2)
And there will be much more too: like music for bass flute and percussion by Anthony Pateras, where, using the barest of ingredients, time and space are collapsed almost into nothingness; or a piece by Ross Bolleter, where music is disconnected over space by two performers who play simultaneously on opposed sides of the country, without hearing each other; there will be music that spreads itself across left and right, from the quiet hypnotic percussion of ping-pong balls, to the overpowering noise of Merzbow.
Make sure you tune in, or log on, to The Sound Barrier this Monday morning, 2AM - 6AM on PBS!