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Chapter 38: Poems Electronique

Musique concrete & early electronic

A challenge room that will test your tolerance for bleeps, bloops, whirrs, sawtooths and manipulated voices. In the mid 20th century, this stuff was truly alien, good only for art installations and university colloquia. We can recognize now the atomic building blocks of sound that will take over all of mainstream music decades later, but here, those blocks are still rough and wild. Let yourself drift through them like a starfield, navigating the child’s play of Stockhausen and the water torture of Risset.
1. Edgard Varèse

Poème Électronique

2. Pierre Henry


3. Herbert Eimert

Klangstudie II

4. Earle Brown

Octet I

5. Hugh Le Caine


6. Karlheinz Stockhausen

Gesang der Jünglinge

7. Luciano Berio

Thema (Omaggio a Joyce)

8. Rune Lindblad

Objekt 2

9. Jean-Claude Risset


10. Pärson Sound

A Glimpse Inside The Glyptotec-66