Subtitled: Early Dutch Electronic Music from Philips Research Laboratories 1956-1963. Four CDs of historical, long desired early electronic music from legendary Dutch composers, (in association with Philips) packaged in a deluxe box with 8(!) individual booklets of liner notes and photos, etc. (180 total pages). Plus a series of fold-out posters of electronic scores, stickers, etc. Simply over the top. Fans of Pierre Henry, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Raymond Scott's electronic music, etc. -- should all investigate at full speed. "A multi-CD release that will give a historic overview of Dutch popular and applied electronic music from 1956-63. The CD's contain music from Henk Badings, Kid Baltan, and Tom Dissevelt. Besides tracks that have been released on vinyl in the late 50's / early 60's on Philips (Kain en Abel, Song of the Second Moon, Evolutionen, Electronic Movements, Contrasts, Mechanical Motions, Pianoforte, Intersection, Fanatasy in Orbit), many never before published material has been re-discovered and restored for this project. Graphic design by Schreuders and Sonja Hamel. The text includes contributions by Rudie Kagie, book editor is Irwin Chusid."

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Year / Docu-Artwork Title Importance Medium
Compilation Badings - Baltan - Dissevelt 4.00 stars 4 CD
Salzman

Comments:

DISC 1

Henk Badings:

Kain en Abel ballet music (1956).

First episode
1. Introduction / Dance / Dance of the Destructive Forces 3'44"
2. Conflict, Conclusion, Transition 2'35"

Second episode
3. Passacaglia 2'13"
4. Arioso 2'19"
5. Conflict, Reprise (Arioso) 3'34"
6. Conflict, Finale 2'54"

Kid Baltan:

7. Song of the Second Moon (1957) (version 2). 2'48"
8. Kid Baltan: Night Train Blues (1957). 3'31"
9. Colonel Bogey (Kenneth Alford) (1957). 2'59"

Henk Badings:

Evolutionen Ballet music,(1958).

10. Overture 2'17"
11. Air 2'25"
12. Ragtime 3'30"
13. Intermezzo 2'48"
14. Waltz 0'58"
15. Finale 1'37"

Tom Disseveld:

16. Whirling [US title: Sonik Re-Entry] (1958). 2'35"
17. Syncopation [US title: Orbit Aurora] (1958). 2'59"
18. Drifting [US title: Moon Maid] (1959). 3'11"
19. Vibration [US title: The Visitor from Inner Space] (1959). 3'09"

Kid Baltan:

20. Mechanical Motions [US title: The Ray Makers] (1960). 7'25"

Tom Disseveld:

21. Intersection [US title: Twilight Ozone] (1961). 5'30"[All tracks mono except 1-6]

Compilation Concert Music, Film Music, Sound Scenery 4.00 stars 4 CD
Salzman

Comments:

DISC 2

Dick Raaijmakers:

1. Tweeklank [US title: Contrasts] (1959) Donemus Amsterdam 4'47"
2. Pianoforte (1960) Donemus Amsterdam 4'58"

Henk Badings:

Variations Electroniques, A light and frolic experiment in sound and movement (1957). 9'58"

Dick Raaijmakers:

4. Achter de Schermen (1960). 17'31" (previously unreleased)
5. Fuel for the Future (1960). 12'14"
6. Bekaert: het andere woord voor staaldraad (1966). 15'46"
7. Ein Reiterstuek (1966). 6'52"

[All tracks mono except 1, 6, 7]

Compilation Fantasy in Orbit 4.00 stars 4 CD

Comments:

DISC 3

Tom Disseveld:

Fantasy in Orbit
An astronaut's impressions while orbiting the earth (1963)

1. Ignition 3'23"
2. Atlantic 3'16"
3. Spearhead 2'50"
4. Zanzi 2'52"
5. Anchor Chains 2'47"
6. Tropicolour 3'57"
7. Gamelan 3'06"
8. Woomerangs 3'08"
9. Waltzing Mathilda (Cowan / Patterson) 1'52"
10. Pacific Dawn 3'49"
11. Gold and Lead 2'40"
12. Mexican Mirror 2'16"
13. Seconds to Eternity 3'40"
14. Re-Entry 3'12"

Compilation Alternate Versions, Tunes, Sound examples/materials 4.00 stars CD

Comments:

DISC 4

Kid Baltan:

1. Song of the Second Moon (original version) (1957) 3'06"

Tom Disseveld:

2. Syncopation (alternate version) (1958) 3'10"
3. 12-tone Composition for The Skymasters (as used in Intersection) (1960) 4'39"
4. Intersection (early version) (1960) 6'45"
5. Tropicolours (from Fantasy in Orbit) (early version) (1963) 3'27"
6. Waltzing Mathilda (comp. M. Cowan/A.B. Patterson) (from Fantasy in Orbit) (early version) (1963) 2'22"
7. Quiz Tune for VARA Television (1958) 0'30"

Dick Raaijmakers:

8. Limburg's National Anthem (comp. Henri Thijssen) (1960) 0'21"
9. Bell Tune (Dec. 1963) 0'30"

10. Coppélia Tune (Jan. 1964) 0'22"

11. Sign Tune (Feb. 1964) 0'34"

12-20. STER Tunes (1966) aprox. 0'09" each

Acoustic illustrations