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BOKANOWSKI, MICHELE - Musiques de Concert

Format: 4 x CD BOX
Label & Cat.Number: Sonoris SNS-24
Release Year: 2023
Note: a great collection of "concert music" by the French electro-acoustic composer, with pieces from 1974 - 2020, most of them have been released on different formats before, two newer pieces are unreleased so far... - *In her music, often infused with a mysterious atmosphere, she uses evocative and poetic concrete sounds, with a mastery of looping and feedback techniques and with an art of cinematic editing.* - comes in sturdy cardboard box
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €37.00


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This 4 CD box edition collects all concert musics by Michle Bokanowski, a composer of electroacoustic music living in Paris, France.
Passionate about music from childhood, it wasnt until later, at the age of 22, after reading la recherche dune musique concrte by Pierre Schaeffer, that she decided to study composition. After classical training in harmony, she met Michel Puig, a pupil of Ren Leibowitz, who taught her writing and analysis upon Schnberg Theory. In 1970, she began a two-year internship at the Research Department of the ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer. Between 1973 and 1975, she took part in a research group on sound synthesis, studied computer music at the University of Vincennes as well as electronic music with liane Radigue. She mainly composes for concert and for cinema (music for Patrick Bokanowskis short films and for his feature films LAnge and Un Rve solaire). She has also composed for television, theatre and dance.
In her music, often infused with a mysterious atmosphere, she uses evocative and poetic concrete sounds, with a mastery of looping and feedback techniques and with an art of cinematic editing.

Why musique concrte is so attractive to me, as opposed to written music To write music implies that an idea or a thought is at the origins of the composition and that the final thing is the sound rendering of this thought. The sound is at the end of the line, in other words. Musique concrte is the exact reverse of this process: you start from sounds sounds that will perhaps lead you to a constructive thought. Here, its the material that induces the thought, or the writing. The possibilities of finding or inventing new sounds and, therefore, new forms are tremendous, infinite Moreover you can use chance to a much greater extent.
(Excerpt of an interview with Michael Karman for Asymmetry Music Magazine 2007)