The Avant Garde Project is a series of 20th-century classical, experimental, and 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.
AGP1-127 are now available for direct download in the archive at www.avantgardeproject.org
AGP128-129 and other recent AGP installments are also available at http://thepiratebay.org/user/loudav
AGP130 continues our series of electronic compositions from the USA with various tracks gathered from five different LPs:
Electronic Music II, Turnabout TV 34177
Electronic Music Winners, Columbia Odyssey Y 34139
Electronic Music, Turnabout TV 34004S
Electronic Music from the University of Illinois, Heliodor HS-25047
New Music for Clarinet - Ramon Kireilis, Owl Recordings OWL-30
The tracks on those LPs not included in this installment have either appeared in other installments already, are available on CD, or are not electronic.
The LPs that were transcribed for this installment are in excellent condition, but they are all US pressings and so have varying levels of pressing noise. The torrent should include a PDF file with scans of the liner notes from all five LPs, but I didn't get it done today, so I'll upload it to the AGP130 page of the archive, sometime around 12-16. Sorry for the delay.
51 - Jacob Druckman: Animus I, for trombone and tape [13:00]
52 - Maurice Wright: Electronic Composition [5:25]
53 - Menachem Zur: Chants, for magnetic tape [3:59]
54 - Richard Cann: Bonnylee [1:28]
55 - Paul Lansky: mild und leise [18:18]
56 - Andres Lewin-Richter: Study No. 1 [3:39]
57 - Tzvi Avni: Vocalise (Pnina Avni, soprano) [5:51]
58 - Walter (Wendy) Carlos: Variations for Flute and Electronic Sound [4:04]
59 - Walter (Wendy) Carlos: Dialogues for Piano and Two Loudspeakers [4:08]
60 - Charles Hamm: Canto for soprano, speaker, & chamber ensemble [6:27]
61 - David Olan: Composition for Clarinet and Tape [5:39]
62 - Edward Miller: Piece for Clarinet and Tape [5:53]
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.
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.