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Variations Door & Sigh/Veil of Orpheu

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Audio CD, January 16, 1995
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1. Vars Pour Une Porte Et Un Soupir: Sommeil/Balancement/Chant 1/Evieil/Chant 2/Etirement/Gestes... - Pierre Henry
2. Voile D'Orphee - Pierre Henry

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 16, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Musique D'abord (Fra)
  • ASIN: B0000007OY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,586 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Berridge on February 26, 2007
The "Variations for a door" is a set of 25 variations describing various moods and emotions using mainly only the effect of a door creaking. The sounds are all manipulated using magnetic tape editting and speed manipulations. There were NO computers in the mid sixties, and so these works would have taken a great deal of labour. The work is a brilliant piece of sound engineering, but you will have to be a "music concrete" boffin to be able to appreciate it.

The "Orpheus" poem is made in the same way, with NO computers or electronic generators, but the sound sources are far more varied - manipulated voices, orchestral loops slowed down, piano strings brushed, multiplications, and various devices impossible to identify. It's wiered and moody - some of the finest "tape music" ever made under the heading of "music concrete".
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