Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Arne Nordheim - Electric (1998 compi of works 1968-70)
The intro to Pace (1970), for example, inspired by the UN Declaration of Human Rights, is anything but peaceful, and calls to mind Luigi Nono’s similarly unsettling work. Much of Warszawa (1970), a diaristic sketchbook of Nordheim’s time there, is also prime ‘play loud’ material in its collision of cut-ups and electronic manipulation.
The last track on the CD, Colorazione (1968), for organ, percussion and ring-modulators, is probably the most subtle and engaging work. Everything here is superbly produced, and rewards close and repeated listening.
Lux et Tenebrae