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LYE, LEN - Composing Motion: The Sound of Tangible Motion Sculpture

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: ATOLL ACD 305
Release Year: 2006
Note: recordings from sound-sculptures of this highly interesting film-maker, writer, poet & "kinetic art"-creator from New Zealand (1901-1980), who built some huge & unique sculptures in the way of HARRY BERTOIA; still to discover!
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LEN LYE war ein in den 50er und 60er Jahren aktiver New Yorker Sound-Artist, der hnlich wie BERTOIA obskure Klang-Skulpturen baute, wobei bei LYE noch die kinetische Komponente in Form von Motoren & Elektromagneten dazukam. Eine LP mit Aufnahmen war geplant, wurde jedoch nie realisiert. Auf dieser CD sind 14 neuere Aufnahmen zusammengestellt, die mit LEN LYEs (zum Teil meterhohen!) Skulpturen in verschiedenen Gallerien gemacht wurden, ein ausfhrliches Booklet zeigt und beschreibt jedes der hchst merkwrdigen & kreativen Objekte... eine ganz eigene Welt, auch klanglich..

"This CD makes available for the first time modern stereo recordings of the sounds of his sculptures, and provides an introduction to Lye's fascinating soundworld. Len Lye was one of the most innovative artists of his era. Based in New York's Greenwich Village during the 1950s and 60s, Lye was a leading figure in the development of kinetic art. He designed and built a series of moving, sound-emitting sculptures that are breathtaking visually and sonically. 'Sound crazy people vibrate to sound and this disc is for them; it's got some of the sharpest astringent zings of sound that ever cut the air, maybe because it's all made with doctor's blade steel, some of it the sharpest. All I know is that when it's set up in motorized vibrating and shaking devices, and struck with strikers, it cuts a new sound groove.'" [label info]


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