Pauline Oliveros and More (AGP58).txt (Size: 375.39 MB) (Files: 10)
Pauline Oliveros and More (AGP58).txt
06 Dlugoszewski Angels.flac
05 Dlugoszewski Fire Fragile Flight.flac
04 Johnston Casta Bertram.flac
03 Oliveros Outline.flac
02 Oliveros Sound patterns.flac
01 Oliveros I of IV.flac
The Avant Garde Project is a series of 20th-century classical-experimental-electroacoustic torrents digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today. This is wild stuff, so check it out if you've never heard this sort of music before. The analog rig used to extract the sound from the grooves is near state-of-the-art, producing almost none of the tracking distortion or surface noise normally associated with LPs.
AGP1-55 are now available for direct download in the archive at www.avantgardeproject.org
AGP56-57 and other recent AGP installments are available at http://thepiratebay.org/user/loudav
AGP58 collects works by Pauline Oliveros, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Ben Johnston, and Toshi Ichyanagi from five LPs released by American labels in the 1970s. Oliveros is represented by a live electronic composition (I of IV), a choral work (Sound Patterns), and a work for flute, percussion, and string bass (Outline). The two compositions by Dlugoszewski are for chamber ensembles. Ben Johnston's Casta Bertram is for string bass and other nonsense (see notes), and was discovered in my stacks after the release of AGP9. Ichyanagi's Extended Voices is from an Odyssey LP of that name that also features John Cage's Solos for Voice 2 from AGP56 and Oliveros' Sound Patterns. The other compositions on that LP are all available on CD.
Two of the works in AGP58 have been released on CD but are now out of print. These tracks were transcribed from LPs that are in excellent condition, but there are varying levels of pressing noise. While I would describe the pressing noise as only light on most tracks, it is clearly audible in the quietest passages, and there is more such noise than on the last several AGP releases. The torrent includes a text file containing notes from the five LPs from which these works were transcribed.
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 - I of IV [20:34]
02 - Sound Patterns [4:04]
03 - Outline [14:25]
04 - Casta Bertram [10:46]
05 - Fire Fragile Flight [8:32]
06 - Angels of the Inmost Heaven [8:25]
07 - Extended Voices [11:14]
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 any artists to be deprived of the royalties that they so richly deserve.