Bernard Parmegiani -- new?
- In the latest issue of The Wire, one of the Charts contains a release by the
French electroacoustic/electronic composer Bernard Parmegiani called "Serie
Gramme". Does anyone know if this is a *new* release? Or is it, as I suspect, an
old record (LP?) containing some of his earlier works, works that are now
available (if spread) on CD?
Because I already have three of his CDs (on INA-GRM), "De natura sonorum",
"Violostries..." and "La creation du monde", and I can honestly say I love them
to death. I am currently going through "La creation..." and the CD seems to be
full of fantastic excursions into the world of electronically split atoms.
remember Autechre's Post Scriptum in the January '98 issue -- "Bernard
Parmegiani: Fucking Hell!". I'm here to tell you they are so right. Unlike most
other electroacousticians I've heard (within the so-called "academic" field of
music), Parmegiani doesn't stear away from repetition, but embraces it with the
same passion as, for example, Autechre: constantly changing but with a constant;
large soundfields and tiny fragments of twisted audio, concrete + analogue +
digital. A lovely synthesis of my favourite things.
Go get it, folks.