Elektrochronik

Tape music

Description

“The most unusual project was perhaps Electrochronicle which I worked on from 1972-1974. The floating, the vibration of a standing interval, played on an organ and relayed through several sound converting appliances joined together, created original, independent melodies and rhythms. These sounds can be compared to the ripples made by a pebble thrown into water, where one can admire the beauty of the ripples running to meet each other and the laws that produce them at the same time. Electrochronicle is not improvised nor composed music; its beauty lies in the richness of the microscopic musical movements.”

/Peter Eötvös/

 

Performances

12 May, 2019
Bielefeld, Germany

Elektrochronik
11 May, 2019
Bielefeld, Germany

Elektrochronik

 

21 Mar, 2009
Caen, France

Eötvös: Cricketmusic, Elektrochronik, Mese

 

Details

Genre:
Duration:
30 minutes
Date:
1974

Orchestration     

TITLE Dur. Soloists & choir fl ob cl bcl bn   hn tpt tbn tba   perc pf hp   vn1 vn2 va vc db Other Tech
Elektrochronik
Tape - Electronic - Multimedia
30'00000 0000 000 00000Sound technic

Technical information

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Further information

 

Stereo tape, recording from a Electrochronicle live session
Recording: 1974 WDR Köln
(Peter Eötvös, Mesias Maiguashca)

 

“In den Progressiven 60er Jahren erschien uns die Zukunft näher als heute. Damals, nach endlosen Diskussionen mit Freunden, ist mir klar geworden, daß Musik nichts anderes als der organisierte Klang ist, der nicht nur aus Tönen, sondern genauso aus Geräuschen oder Sprache bestehen kann. Alles, was schwingt, kann Ausgangsstoff für Musik sein. Entscheidend ist nur die Form, wie man einen beliebigen Stoff “musikalisch” behandelt, sowie der Frequenzbereich, der “menschliche” Maßstab.

 

Sound

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