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Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music


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OHM+ : the early gurus of electronic music

Special Edition 3CD + DVD

Leaps in technology: oscillators, generators, vacuum tubes, amplifiers, transistors, magnetic tape, integrated circuits, and the microchip— inspired new instruments: the telharmonium, theremin, ondes martenot, electronic sackbut, clavivox, electronium, moog synthesizer, and computers— and artists everywhere hungry for new modes of expression.

This collection is a humble but bold attempt to give form to the wonderful, multi-directional, inevitable birth of electronic music.

"Many of the ideas in this collection have now been so completely assimilated into popular listening that it may sometimes be hard to remember how surprising it all was on first outing. Some of it still sounds pretty exotic. These CDs are important as part of the story of how we got to where we are now–the cultural conversation so far–and as a still fruitful repertoire of future possibilities." —from the Foreword by Brian Eno

Three CDs—42 original music tracks from 1948–1980 112 Page Book—extensive artist interviews, commentaries, and archival photographs Special Edition DVD—over two hours of rare performances, interviews, animations, and experimental video.


This review is for the original OHM Release:

"Early pioneers of electronic music get their due on Ellipsis "OHM" set" -- Billboard

This review is for the original OHM Release:

"The whole thing is a scream" -- Rolling Stone

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Valse Sentimentale - Clara Rockmore
  2. Oraison - Ens D'Ondes De Montreal
  3. Etude Aux Chemins De Fer - Pierre Schaeffer
  4. Williams Mix - John Cage
  5. Klangstudie II - Herbert Eimert/Robert Beyer
  6. Low Speed - Otto Luening
  7. Dripsody - Hugh Le Caine
  8. Forbidden Planet: Main Title - Louis Barron/Bebe Barron
  9. Elektronische Tanzste: Concertando Rubato - Oskar Sala
  10. Poem Electronique - Edgard Varese
  11. Sine Music (A Swarm Of Butterflies Encountered Over The Ocean) - Richard Maxfield
  12. Apocalypse-Part 2 - Tod Dockstader
  13. Kontakte - James Tenney/William Winant
  14. Wireless Fant - Vladimir Ussachevsky
  15. Philomel - Milton Babbitt
  16. Spacecraft - MEV

Disc: 2

  1. Cindy Electronium - Raymond Scott
  2. Pendulum Music - Sonic Youth
  3. Bye Bye Butterfly - Pauline Oliveros
  4. Projection Esemplastic For White Noise - Joji Yuasa
  5. Silver Apples Of The Moon, Part 1 - Morton Subotnick
  6. Rainforest Version 1 - David Tudor
  7. Poppy Nogood - Terry Riley
  8. Boat-Woman-Song - Holger Czukay
  9. Music Promenade - Luc Ferrari
  10. Vibrations Composees: Rosace 3 - Francois Bayle
  11. Mutations - Jean-Claude Risset
  12. Hibiki-Hana-Ma - Iannis Xenakis
  13. Map Of 49's Dream The Two Systems Of Eleven Sets Of Galactic Intervals: Drift Study '31/69 c.... - La Monte Young

Disc: 3

  1. He Destroyed Her Image - Charles Dodge
  2. Six Fants On A Poem By Thomas Campion: Her Song - Paul Lansky
  3. Appalachian Grove - Laurie Spiegel
  4. En Phase/Hors Phase - Bernard Parmegiani
  5. On The Other Ocean - David Behrman
  6. Stria - John Chowning
  7. Living Sound, Patent Pending Music For Sound-Joined Rooms Series - Maryanne Amacher
  8. Automatic Writing - Robert Ashley
  9. Canti Illuminati - Alvin Curran
  10. Music On A Long Thin Wire - Alvin Lucier
  11. Melange - Klaus Schulze
  12. Before And After Charm (La Notte) - Jon Hassell
  13. Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills) - Brian Eno

Product details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Ellipsis Arts
  • ASIN: B000BDGVX6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,241 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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