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More percussion notes.txt
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More percussion 02 Kraft.flac
More percussion 01 Duchamp.flac
More Percussion (AGP21).txt
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AGP22 continues our month of percussion with a grab-bag of three works. "The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even. Erratum Musicale", by Marcel Duchamp, is from the same LP that yielded "26'1.1499" for a Percussionist" from AGP18. Donald Knaack interprets it entirely with instruments made of glass, and it sounds lovely. It's a bit like Glas Spiele from AGP1, but more spare. "Des Imagistes" by William Kraft is a recitation of poems by Ezra Pound with percussion accompaniment. It's from a CRI LP that actually was released on CD many years back, but is now long out of print. I included it because the timbres are delightful and the recording is very nicely done. The LP copy is immaculate, so it's practically like a CD release, but five used copies were available on Amazon last time I checked, if you'd like the CD itself. "Provisoires Agglomerates" by Michel Puig is a work for percussion ensemble, voices, and magnetic tape, left over from AGP21. It depicts the horrors of an atomic explosion, and has something of the emotional intensity of Penderecki's "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima".
Equipment used for A/D conversion: Lyra Helikon phono cartridge, Linn LP12/Lingo turntable, Linn Ittok tonearm, Audioquest LeoPard tonearm cable, PS Audio PS2 preamplifier, Kimber PBJ interconnect, M-Audio Audiophile USB A/D converter.
01 - Marcel Duchamp, The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even. Erratum Musicale [15:12]
02 - William Kraft, Des Imagistes [23:41]
03 - Michel Puig, Provisoires Agglomerates [29:05]
NOTE: To the best of my knowledge, these recordings are currently out of print. If you know otherwise, please let me know ASAP, as I do not wish to deprive any artists of their much-deserved royalties (however small).