Various ‎– OHM+ : The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music : 1948 - 1980

Ellipsis Arts ‎– CD3690
3 × CD, Compilation, Reissue
Box Set, Special Edition

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1-1 Clara Rockmore Valse Sentimentale
Composed By – Tchaikovsky*
1-2 Olivier Messiaen Oraison
Performer – Ensemble D'Ondes De Montreal*
1-3 Pierre Schaeffer Etude Aux Chemins De Fer 2:50
1-4 John Cage Williams Mix 5:42
1-5 Herbert Eimert Klangstudie II 4:27
1-6 Otto Luening Low Speed 3:40
1-7 Hugh Le Caine Dripsody 1:26
1-8 Louis and Bebe Barron Main Title From Forbidden Planet 2:19
1-9 Oskar Sala Concertando Rubato From Electronische Tanzsuite 3:07
1-10 Edgard Varèse Poeme Electronique 8:00
1-11 Richard Maxfield Sine Music (A Swarm Of Butterflies Encountered Over The Ocean) 6:00
1-12 Tod Dockstader Apocalypse – Part 2 2:01
1-13 Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte
Performer – James Tenney, William Winant
1-14 Vladimir Ussachevsky Wireless Fantasy 4:35
1-15 Milton Babbitt Philomel 4:57
1-16 Musica Elettronica Viva Spacecraft
Performer – Allan Bryant, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Jon Phetteplace, Richard Teitelbaum
2-1 Raymond Scott Cindy Electronium 1:55
2-2 Steve Reich Pendulum Music
Performer – Sonic Youth
2-3 Pauline Oliveros Bye Bye Butterfly 8:02
2-4 Joji Yuasa Projection Esemplastic For White Noise 7:36
2-5 Morton Subotnick Silver Apples Of The Moon, Part 1 4:20
2-6 David Tudor Rainforest Version 1 5:09
2-7 Terry Riley Poppy Nogood 7:55
2-8 Holger Czukay Boat-Woman-Song 5:01
2-9 Luc Ferrari Music Promenade 7:00
2-10 François Bayle Rosace 3 From Vibrations Composées 3:19
2-11 Jean-Claude Risset Mutations 4:55
2-12 Iannis Xenakis Hibiki-Hana-Ma 4:39
2-13 La Monte Young Excerpt "31|69 C. 12:17:22-12:25:33 PM NYC" From: Drift Study "31|69 C. 12:17:33-12:24:33 PM NYC" From: Map Of 49's Dream The Two Systems Of Eleven Sets Of Galactic Intervals 7:00
3-1 Charles Dodge He Destroyed Her Image 1:59
3-2 Paul Lansky Six Fantasies On A Poem By Thomas Campion: Her Song 3:04
3-3 Laurie Spiegel Appalachian Grove I 5:20
3-4 Bernard Parmegiani En Phase/Hors Phase 2:29
3-5 David Behrman On The Other Ocean 6:48
3-6 John Chowning Stria 5:11
3-7 Maryanne Amacher Living Sound, Patent Pending Music For Sound-Joined Rooms Series 7:02
3-8 Robert Ashley Automatic Writing 7:07
3-9 Alvin Curran Canti Illuminati 7:25
3-10 Alvin Lucier Music On A Long Thin Wire 6:43
3-11 Klaus Schulze Melange 6:52
3-12 Jon Hassell Before And After Charm (La Notte) 7:59
3-13 Brian Eno Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills) 5:21
DVD-1 Clara Rockmore The World's Greatest Theremin Virtuosa (Excerpt)
Film Director – Steven M. Martin
DVD-2 John Cage Paying Attention (Excerpt)
Directed By [Director (Audio)] – Andrew CulverFilm Director [Director (Video)] – Frank Schaeffer
DVD-3 Jean-Claude Risset Mutations
Cinematographer [Video] – Lillian F. Schwartz
DVD-4 Steve Reich Three Tales: Dolly (Excerpt)
Cinematographer [Video] – Beryl Korot
DVD-05 Morton Subotnick Sidewinder (Excerpt)
Artwork [Visuals] – Tony Martin (19)
DVD-6 Holger Czukay Floatspace 3:14
DVD-7 Bebe Barron Interview With Bebe Barron (Excerpt)
Cinematographer [Filmed By] – Barbara CassidyInterviewer – Eric Chasalow
DVD-8 Paul Lansky The Dust Bunny
Animation, Written-By [Story] – Grady KleinSound Designer – Ted Coffey
DVD-9 Leon Theremin Paul Lansky's Lesson With Leon Theremin
Cinematographer [Video] – George Lewis (6)
DVD-10 Iannis Xenakis Bohor
Artwork [Sound Visualisation] – Liubo Borissov
DVD-11 Milton Babbit* Interview With Milton Babbit (Excerpt)
Cinematographer [Filmed By] – Barbara CassidyInterviewer – Eric Chasalow
DVD-12 Laurie Spiegel Improvisation On A 'Concerto Generator' 2:40
DVD-13 David Behrman Music With Melody-Driven Electronics (Excerpt)
Keyboards – Don Cordoza, Katherine MortonStrings [Abysiren] – E. Jedidiah Denman
DVD-14 John Chowning Stria 12:25
DVD-15 Robert Ashley What She Thinks (It's History) (Excerpt) 3:59
DVD-16 Max Mathews Phosphones
Choreography – Mimi GarrardMusic By, Lighting [Music And Light Performed By] – Emmanuel Ghent
DVD-17 Pauline Oliveros Bye Bye Butterfly
Artwork [Visuals] – Tony Martin (19)
DVD-18 Alvin Lucier Music For Solo Performer 11:45
DVD-19 Mother Mallard* Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company (Excerpt)
Cinematographer [Filmed By] – Edin Valez*
DVD-20 Robert Moog Moog: A Documentary (Excerpt)
Cinematographer [Filmed By] – Hans Fjellestad

Companies, etc.


Released in 10-panel Digipak, housed in a matte/clear with white/silver printing plastic slipcase, with a 112-page booklet featuring quotes from the artists, photos, and extensive notes.

This is a special edition which comes with a DVD featuring over two hours of rare performances, interviews, animations, and experimental video.

"In Memory of Robert Moog"

The tracks are presented here chronologically, and if you've read Joel Chadabe's book "Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music," then this makes an excellent accompaniment.

Note that, according to one Amazon review, the Milton Babbitt track is the totally non-electronic 'Phonemena' and not the listed 'Philomel'. Also many of the tracks have inevitably been severely edited.

Tracks 1-11, 1-16, 2-1, 3-7 and 3-12 are previously unreleased. All other tracks taken from previously released CDs.

Track 1-1 from "The Art of the Theremin" (Delos)
Track 1-2 from "Toussaint, Murial, Provost, Messiaen, Vivier" (SNE)
Track 1-3 from "L'oeuvre Musicale" (EMF)
Track 1-4 from "The 25th Year Retrospective Concert of the Music of John Cage" (Wergo)
Track 1-5 from "WDR: Early Electronic Music" (BV Haast)
Track 1-6 from "Pioneers of Electronic Music" (CRI)
Track 1-7 from "Compositions and Demonstrations" (Hugh Le Caine Project)
Track 1-8 from "Forbidden Planet: Original MGM Soundtrack" (Small Planet Records)
Track 1-9 from "My Fascinating Instrument" (Fax)
Track 1-10 from Instituut voor Soonologie
Track 1-11 from MELA Foundation Archives (previously unreleased)
Track 1-12 from "Apocalypse" (Starkland)
Track 1-13 from "Kontakte" (Ecstatic Peace)
Track 1-14 from "Vladimir Ussachevsky: Electronic and Acoustic Works 1957-1972" (CRI)
Track 1-15 from "Philomel" (New World)
Track 1-16 from Richard Teitelbaum Archives (previously unreleased)
Track 2-1 from Basta Archives (previously unreleased)
Track 2-2 from "Goodbye 20th Century" (SYR)
Track 2-3 from "Women in Electronic Music" (CRI)
Track 2-4 from "Electro Acoustic Music V" (Neuma)
Track 2-5 from "Silver Apples of the Moon" (Wergo)
Track 2-6 from "Rainforest" (Mode)
Track 2-7 from "Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band, All Night Flight, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, N.Y. March 22, 1968 Vol. 1" (Organ of Corti)
Track 2-8 from "Canaxis" (Spoon)
Track 2-9 from "Presque Rein" (INA)
Track 2-10 from "Grand Polyphonie" (INA GRM)
Track 2-11 from "Sud, Dialogues" (INA GRM)
Track 2-12 from "Electronic Music" (EMF)
Track 2-13 from MELA Foundation Archives
Track 3-1 from "Any Resemblance Is Purely Coincidental" (New Albion)
Track 3-2 from "Fantasies and Tableaux" (CRI)
Track 3-3 from "Women in Electronic Music" (CRI)
Track 3-4 from "Violostries/Pour en finir avec le pouvoir d'Orphée/Dedans-Dehors/Rouge Mort/Exercisme 3/Le Présent composé" (INA-GRM)
Track 3-5 from "On the Other Ocean" (Lovely)
Track 3-6 from "John Chowning" (Wergo)
Track 3-7 previously unreleased
Track 3-8 from "Automatic Writing" (Lovely)
Track 3-9 from "Canti Illuminati" (Fore)
Track 3-10 from "Music on a Long Thin Wire" (Lovely)
Track 3-11 from "Historic Edition" (Manikin)
Track 3-12 previously unreleased
Track 3-13 from "On Land" (Editions EG)

On Digipak and booklet:
Printed In China

On CDs:
© ℗ 2000 Ellipsis Arts

On DVD and Digipak:
© ℗ 2005 Ellipsis Arts

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 52296 36902 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 52296369026
  • Mastering SID Code (All discs): IFPI LQ52
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI FS84
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, CD3): IFPI FS89
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI FS63
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): OHM : 01 CD : 3691
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): OHM : 02 CD : 3692
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): OHM : 03 CD : 3693
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): OHM+ : DVD : 3694 Layer 1
  • Other (CD1 catalog number): CD : 3691
  • Other (CD2 catalog number): CD : 3692
  • Other (CD3 catalog number): CD : 3693
  • Other (DVD catalog number): DVD : 3694