Paul Panhuysen And The Galvanos* ‎– Lost For Words

Table Of The Elements ‎– 45 Rh, Table Of The Elements ‎– TOE-CD-45
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1 Stalin
Voice – Joseph Stalin
2 Computer Printers 10:04
3 AiDA 6:21
4 Spotvogels 6:21
5 Long Strings 4:09
6 Humming
Ensemble, Humming – Maciunas Ensemble
7 Coming
Recorded By [Tape Received In The 1960s] – Tuli Kupferberg
8 Reading
Ensemble, Voice [Voices Reading] – Maciunas Ensemble
9 Birds 7:12
10 Clock 8:15
11 Rocking
Ensemble, Electric Guitar [Electric Guitars] – Maciunas Ensemble

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Recorded and edited at Het Apollohuis in 1997.

Booklet notes:
© 1997 Paul DeMarinis
© 1997 René van Peer

© ℗ 1999 Paul Panhuysen and Table Of The Elements

40-page booklet, and CD in a standard jewel case, held in an O-case.

A silver sticker on the shrinkwrap reads:
"Paul Panhuysen (b. 1934) is internationally known for his large-scale sound installations, built as gigantic stringed instruments. In 1963 he started to develop works which combined many media - images, light, projection, machines, objects, spaces, etc. - as transitory events and installations. The Maciunas Ensemble, founded in 1968, became the source of his experiences with sound and music, while his recent Long String constructions create a synthesis of various disciplines including sculpture, architecture, music, improvisation, composition and performance.

In The Galvanos, Panhuysen has drawn material from a wide variety of sound projects he has created over the past two decades and channeled them through numerically tuned, resonating wires. The original recordings (including previous compositions, as well as canary songs and a speech by Joseph Stalin) are transformed by mechanical vibrations into completely new musical pieces. The resulting re-presentation of sound offers a unique and important look at the complex interrelation of mimesis and number in music."

"For this album the installation comprises five walkman cassette players with nine galvanometers plugged in. The steel strings, all 2 meters long, have been attached to the middle of duochords that each have a different length. Their lengths (and therefore their pitch relationships) have been determined through calculations based on the number 3, resulting in two pentatonic rows: one starting from 81cm upwards, the other from 81cm downwards." - René van Peer

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  • Barcode (On O-case): 6 00401 04512 1