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Institute Of Sonology 1959-1969

Various Artists

Institute Of Sonology 1959-1969

Label: Sub Rosa

Genre: Jazz / Avant Garde


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Early electronic music from 1959 to 1969 produced by the Institute of Sonology / Instituut voor sonologie, in Utrecht, Holland. These electronic works were composed by Dick Raaymakers, Frits Weiland, Ton Bruynel, Konrad Boehmer, Gottfried Michael Koenig and Rainer Riehn. Raw material - we need to reflect on this period - a real revolution: music produced by machines designed to construct a new era. From the Philips pavillion to the Instituut voor sonologie.

Officially founded on September 1, 1960, at the instigation of several people representing cultural institutions, the Institute for Sonology had already taken initiatives in the field of electroacoustic music since 1954. A large complex of studios (initially under the name STEM = STudio voor Electronische Muziek) was set up under the patronage of Utrecht University in an old house on Plompetorengracht in Utrecht. Instruments, machines and tapes (among them, that of Varèse's 'Electronic Poem') comin' from Philips laboratories.