Joris De Laet - Experimental & Parametric Music 1976-2017

Joris De Laet - Experimental & Parametric Music 1976-2017

SUB ROSA

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Through Experimental & Parametric Music 1976-2017, released as part of Sub Rosa's early-electronic series, more than 40 years of the composer Joris De Laet's work are unveiled. We discover here for the first time the great coherence of this work: from 'Signalisations' (1976) to 'Mnemosyne pour une acousmaman' (2017).

The twelve compositions are annotated and explained in detail by the composer, as well as a kind of wild autobiography. De Laet was born in 1947, Belgian by birth, self-taught by definition, parametric music and art video composer by choice.

Having interned at the IPEM (Instituut voor Psychoakoestiek en Elektronische Muziek) in Ghent from 1972 to 1975, under Karel Goeyvaerts, Lucien Goethals, and Dr. Herman Sabbe, De Laet founded of the S.E.M. (Studio voor Experimentele Muziek) in Antwerp, 1973, and was part of the SEMensemble, a group of musicians-composers specialised in performing experimental music and live electronics. From 1975 until 1990, he gave concerts with this ensemble throughout Europe (Germany, France, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Croatia, etc.) and in Canada (Montreal, Kingston, Toronto).

De Laet has been defining his work since 1979 as 'Parametric Music,' music where composition is based on transformation flows of one or several parameters, selected by the composer, that form, through their converging (or diverging) processes the main characteristics of the regulated sonics of the composition. The result is a hauntingly human experience that is emotive in a way that transcends its electronic and experimental origins.

 

TRACKLIST (2CD):
  1. Au plus de soleil, au plus de bruit (2007-08)
  2. Aural Silver (1993-1994)
  3. Cordes et Corps (2009)
  4. Signalisations (1976)
  5. Étude aux inattendus (2012)
  6. Masses d'algorithmes vers 12 zones chromatiques (1987)
  7. Madmatics (2002)
  8. Mnemosyne pour une acousmaman (2017)
  9. Paramétrique n° 4 - Parametrisch 4 (1981)
  10. Pour piano et pianiste (2005)
  11. Art Maniaque (2000)
  12. Amour Sacré (2005)
TRACKLIST (2LP)
  1. Au plus de soleil, au plus de bruit (2007-08)
  2. Aural Silver (1993-1994)
  3. Cordes et Corps (2009)
  4. Signalisations (1976)
  5. Masses d'algorithmes vers 12 zones chromatiques (1987)
  6. Mnemosyne pour une acousmaman (2017)
  7. Amour Sacré (2005)
  8. Art Maniaque (2000)
  9. Madmatics (2002)

 


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