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"Else Marie Pade (b. 1924) is one of the pioneers of electronic music in Denmark. From the beginning of the 1950s, she, in close co-operation with technicians and assistants on Radio Denmark, produced a substantial amount of concrete and electronic music, partly in the shape of independent works for radio broadcasts, partly in the shape of accompaniments to various radio dramas. She started taking private lessons in composition from both Vagn Holmboe, Jan Maegaard and Leif Kayser. It was in 1952 that Pade discovered the means by which she could bring into being her universe of sound. The impulse came from a broadcast on Radio Denmark about Pierre Schaeffer, the originator of the new movement within the French field of electronic music: musique concrte. After visiting Schaeffer in 1952, Pade began to study the concrete aesthetics of music and the technique behind it. In the latter half of the 1950s, Pade, together with Lauridsen, organised an interimistic electronic sound studio at Radio Denmark, where one could work with both concrete and synthetically produced sound material - a synthesis which was also a prominent issue in the new Italian sound studio, Studio de Fonologia Musicale, where people like Luciano Berio, Henri Posseur and John Cage were working. From 1957 until the middle of 1960s, Pade experienced a productive period in which she created a long series of electronic works and thereby made a name for herself, both in Denmark and to a certain extent in international electronic circles." [Dacapo]


Album Format Label & Cat. Number Description Year Price (incl. 19% VAT)  
Et Glasperlespiel CD Dacapo Records 8.224209 tracks from 1958-1964, recorded for Danish Radio; the very first documentation of works by the now re-discovered pioneer of electronic music; comes with booklet in Danish, German, English 2001 €13.00
Electronic Works 1958-1995 3 x LP Important Records IMPREC406 collection of the most important works (1958-1995) by the Danish pioneer of electro-acoustic music, who studied with PIERRE SCHAEFFER, included are: "Faust Suite", "Illustrationer", "Glasperlespil I & II"; curated by JAKOB KIERKEGAARD; this is..../ update 2017: RE PRESS AVAILABLE lim. 500 2014 €59.00