Ilhan Mimaroglu ‎– Agitation

Locust Music ‎– l 59
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1 Tract: A Composition Of Agitprop Music For Electromagnetic Tape 18:50
2 Tract: A Composition Of Agitprop Music For Electromagnetic Tape Part II 16:54
3 To Kill A Sunrise: A Requiem For Those Shot In The Back
Libretto By [Ensemble Speakers] – Ilhan MimarogluLibretto By [Singer] – Che GuevaraLibretto By [Solo Speakers] – Marco Antonio FloresVocals [Singer] – Mary Ann HoxworthVoice [Ensemble Speakers] – Ann McMillan, Basil Pao, Chris Washington, Clarence Bullard, Gugor Bozkurt, Ken Anderson (13), Laura Franco, Manfred BormannVoice [Solo Speakers] – Chris Washington, Geoffrey Gursoy
4 La Ruche: An Elegy For Electromagnetic Tape
Cello – Jacques Wiederkehr*Directed By [Musical Direction] – Jean-Paul HolsteinHarpsichord – Michel MerletPiano – Martine Josie



Originally issued as Folkways FTQ 33951 & FTS 33441.
© Folkways Records & Service Corp.
Under license from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Used by permission.
This edition © & ℗ 2004 Locust Music, a division of Locust Media.

"Tract" composed and realized in the studios of American Center for Students and Artists (Paris, France) and Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (New-York, N.Y., 1972-74). Text based on direct and paraphrased quotations from Alexander Bakunin, Bertolt Brecht, Jean-Baptiste Clément, Mahir Cayan, Nâzim Hikmet, Piotr Kropotkin, Mao Tse-Toung, Karl Marx & Eugène Pottier. The voice of Nâzim Hikmet and fragment from Groupe 17's recording of l'Internationale, courtesy of Le Chant du Monde, Paris, France.

"To Kill a Sunrise" composed in Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (New-York, N.Y., 1974).

"La Ruche" composed at Groupe de Recherches Musicales (Paris, France, 1968). An ORTF-GRM commission.

Original liner notes reprinted courtesy of Ilhan Mimaroglu.

Special thanks to Erdem Helvacioglu, Margot Nassa and D.A. Sonneborn at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and Cathy Carapella at Diamond Time.

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