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Broeckaert//Berweck//Lorenz: Parmegiani – Stries (FLAC)

Broeckaert//Berweck//Lorenz: Parmegiani - Stries (FLAC)

Broeckaert//Berweck//Lorenz: Parmegiani – Stries (FLAC)

Composer: Bernard Parmegiani
Performer: Broeckaert//Berweck//Lorenz
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Mode
Release: 2021
Size: 249 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Stries
01. I. Strilento
02. II. Strio
03. III. Stries

Bernard Parmegiani (1927–2013), the grand old man of French electroacoustic music, did not write much music for tape with live performers. Among them is Stries for the unusual combination of three live synthesizer players and tape. Until recently, Stries had not been played live for some 30 years. This is the first complete recording, only part of it had been previously released on LP on the INA/GRM label.

Stries was written for the three synthesizer players of the Paris-based electroacoustic trio TM+, Yann Geslin, Laurent Cuniot and Denis Dufour, founded at the INA/GRM. Over the span of the ensemble’s lifetime, TM+ used a range of different instruments — analog synthesizers in the late 1970s and early digital synthesizers in the mid-1980s — and amassed a repertoire of about 40 compositions written especially for them. Fortunately, Yann Geslin, of the INA/GRM, archived the original score by Parmegiani, as well as the parts for the instrumentalists. Also in GRM’s archives was the original analog reel-to-reel tape for the piece, as well as the analog 8-track recordings from the recording session. Armed with this material, the electronic music trio of Colette Broeckaert, Martin Lorenz and Sebastian Berweck, together with Yann Geslin, recreated the piece with the aim of bringing it back to the stage as well as producing generic scores that could help get the piece into the repertoire of many instrumentalists. Their work is realized on this release.

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