André Stordeur - Oberheim SEM 8 Voice 1979-1980
André Stordeur was a Belgian electronic music composer whose musical career started in 1973 with a tape composition for the soundtrack to a film on Gordon Matta-Clark titled Office Baroque. Later in the 1970s, he participated to avantgarde music ensemble Studio voor Experimentele Muziek, founded in Antwerp by Joris De Laet.
Since 1980, Stordeur composed exclusively on Serge synthesizers - either a Serge series 79 and a Serge prototype 1980 - which was specially built for him by Serge Tcherepnin himself.
While the previously unreleased 'Oberheim SEM 8 Voice,' recorded c. 1979-80, is the centrepiece of this LP, the album also features for the first time on vinyl three later pieces from the session Stordeur called 'Synthesis Studies,' previously featured on Complete Analog and Digital Electronic Music, 1978-2000.
"I was helped in my studies by a must-have book: The Techniques of Electronic Music, by Thomas Wells and Eric Vogel (University Stores, 1974). That book aside, I learned synthesis on my own. After a trip to India in 1968, I discovered Indian music and took tabla and sitar classes in New Delhi; my teachers were students of Chatur Lal and Ravi Shankar. Later, in the 2000s, while living in the US, I tried to recreate through synthesis all the Indian musical instruments I loved so much" - André Storeur (1941-2020)
Oberheim SEM 8 Voice [25:06]
Like Phil [5:19]
Clarinet Solo [1:58]
- Includes liner notes
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