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Electronic Music Produced at DIEM, 1987-2012 - "25 Years Diem"

> 7 Cirkler i 1 Matrix - 7 Cirkler i 1 Matrix
> Collage IV, Corona - Collage IV, Corona
> AC-3 - AC-3
> Triff - Triff: II. Lauria
> Passaics Monumenter - Passaics Monumenter
> Sparklings - Sparklings
> Zu versuchen, die Fragen - Zu versuchen, die Fragen
> Homework - Homework
> On Learning How to Kill - On Learning How to Kill
> Team Trash Intro - Team Trash Intro
> Tunnel Vision - Tunnel Vision

Album Summary

>Simonsen, Anker F. : Oktav III, for electronics
>Kirkegaard, Jonas R. : 802, for electronics
>Rothman, Daniel : Southwest Sky, for electronics
>Ane, Band : Hyper Motel, for electronics
>Nielsen, Carl Bergstrom : Omdrejninger II (Turnabouts II), for electronics
>Riis, Morten : Prim x, for electronics
>Peder, Fuzzy (Jens Wilhelm : Electric Gardens and Their Surroundings, for four-channel tape
>Puzzleweasel : Mad Bonce, for electronics
>Norgård, Per : Arsfrise-91
>Turell, Dan : Intro (Team Trash), for electronics
>Siegel, Wayne : Tunnel Vision, for electronics
>Svin, Bjorn : 7 cirkler i 1 matrix (Seven Circles in One Matrix), for electronics
>Nyvang, Michael : Collage IV
>Vectral : AC-3, for electronics
>Tjornhoj-Thomsen, Line : Lauria, for electronics
>Hansen, Hans : Passaics monumenter (The Monuments of Passaic), for electronics
>Teller, Jorgen : Sparklings, for electronics
>Alsted, Birgitte : Zu versuchen, die Fragen, for electronics
>Forsberg, Sofus : Homework, for electronics
>Lindberg, Rasmus : On Learning How to Kill, for electronics
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Notes & Reviews:

The story of DIEM (The Danish Institute of Electronic Music) is the story of 25 years of believing that the newest technology can move existing musical boundaries by creating new sounds, new structures, and pioneer the development of the music of the future. This double CD presents a broad selection of works produced at DIEM from 1987 to 2012; all of them presented in their original form and many of them released for the first time. DIEM is dedicated to artistic production, teaching, research and performance in the area of electronic music in Denmark. DIEM is led by the Californian-born composer Wayne Siegel, himself an electronic pioneer with several releases on Dacapo Records such as the recent TERRA in the spring of 2012.



Reviews

Music from the electronic gods
This is an absolutely essential compilation of music created over two+ decades at the Danish Institute of Electronic Music. The works were written between 1987 and 2012, a period that witnessed a gradual transition from analog to digital in terms of recording, editing and playback. But no matter how this music was made, it lives up to the highest standards of the genre. Fans of electronic music will have no trouble connecting with these brilliant and diverse excursions into sound worlds of strange and wonderful sonorities, textures, rhythms and patterns. I suspect even those unfamiliar with music produced on machines will find this set fascinating and fulfilling. Eclecticism is the keynote: the 20 pieces spread over two discs range from pure abstraction to surprising bursts of tonality, and encompass just about every emotional mood across the spectrum. Each is characterized by a spirit of compositional enquiry and experimentalism. Each will take you on a trip that will challenge and entertain and leave you wanting more. Mention should also be made of the beautiful packaging, which showcases images of analog tape machines and synthesizers and vividly evokes the changing era during which this music was created.
Submitted on 07/25/12 by Dean Brierly 
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Works Details

>Simonsen, Anker F. : Oktav III, for electronics
  • Performer: Anker Simonsen (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Kirkegaard, Jonas R. : 802, for electronics
  • Performer: Jonas Kirkegaard (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Rothman, Daniel : Southwest Sky, for electronics
  • Performer: Daniel Rothman (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Ane, Band : Hyper Motel, for electronics
  • Performer: Band Ane (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Nielsen, Carl Bergstrom : Omdrejninger II (Turnabouts II), for electronics
  • Performer: Carl Nielsen (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Riis, Morten : Prim x, for electronics
  • Performers: Jonas Olsen (Electronics); Morten Riis (Electronics)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Jonas Olsen.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Peder, Fuzzy (Jens Wilhelm : Electric Gardens and Their Surroundings, for four-channel tape
  • Performer: Fuzzy (Jens Wilhelm Pedersen) (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Puzzleweasel : Mad Bonce, for electronics
  • Performers: Puzzleweasel (Electronics); Richard Devine (Electronics)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Richard Devine.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Per Norgård (Composer) (1932 - ) : Årsfrise-91 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Per Norgård (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Dan Turéll : Intro (Team Trash), for electronics
  • Performers: Dan Turell (Electronics); E Halfdan (Electronics)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Halfdan E..
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>Siegel, Wayne : Tunnel Vision, for electronics
  • Performer: Wayne Siegel (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Björn Svin : 7 cirkler i 1 matrix (Seven Circles in One Matrix), for electronics
  • Performer: Bjorn Svin (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Nyvang, Michael : Collage IV :: Corona, for electronics
  • Performer: Michael Nyvang (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1996

>Vectral : AC-3, for electronics
  • Performer: Vectral (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Tjornhoj-Thomsen, Line : Lauria, for electronics
  • Performer: Line Tjornhoj-Thomsen (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Hansen, Hans : Passaics monumenter (The Monuments of Passaic), for electronics
  • Performer: Hans Hansen (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Teller, Jorgen : Sparklings, for electronics
  • Performer: Jorgen Teller (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Alsted, Birgitte : Zu versuchen, die Fragen, for electronics
  • Performer: Birgitte Alsted (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2002

>Forsberg, Sofus : Homework, for electronics
  • Performer: Sofus Forsberg (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Lindberg, Rasmus : On Learning How to Kill, for electronics
  • Performer: Rasmus Lindberg (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002