Sonic Circuits VIII

Sonic Circuits VIII

by Francis Dhomont


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Sonic Circuits VIII

For the eighth consecutive year, the American Composers Forum released, through its label Innova Recordings, another volume of Sonic Circuits, a program of electro-acoustic and electronic music intended to give an idea of contemporary explorations in the field of audio art. Sonic Circuits VIII, like its predecessors, contains fascinating works and weaker tracks. This album's highlights are Francis Dhomont's "En Cuerdas," a piece using the acoustic guitar as a sound source (not his strongest, but still a poetic work) and David Jaggard's fascinating "Mary & Ann." Set on excerpts of Samuel Beckett's novel Watt, this piece uses multiple narrators and old analog equipment. The result captivates the listener for 15 minutes. Other works of interest are the ambient slow-paced "Holding Patterns" (Katherine Gordon) and Philip Mantione's cleverly titled "Sinusoidal Tendencies." As usual, the blend of masters and unknown names, short and long works, musique concrète, and computer music fills this collection with discovery potential and educational value.

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Release Date: 12/19/2000
Label: Innova Records
UPC: 0726708611729
catalogNumber: 117


  1. Hyper Erhu
  2. Holding Patterns
  3. En Cuerdas
  4. Carpenter Ant Blues
  5. Drahtwelt
  6. Sinusoidal Tendencies
  7. Colatudes
  8. Mary and Ann
  9. Elements

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