Halim El-Dabh ‎– Crossing Into The Electric Magnetic

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Without Fear ‎– WFR003
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CD, Album, Remastered
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1 Electronic Fanfare
Featuring – Otto Luening
7:07
2 Alcibiadis' Monologue To Socrates 2:15
3 Wire Recorder Piece 1:57
4 Michael And The Dragon 4:58
5 Meditation In White Sound 6:09
6 Pirouette 3:15
7 Element, Being, And Primeval 7:26
8 Electronics And The Word 2:46
9 Venice 1:25
Leiyla Visitations
10 Leiyla Visitations 2:26
11 Leiyla Visitations 3:24
12 Leiyla Visitations 0:20
13 Leiyla Visitations 4:04
14 Leiyla Visitations 1:13
15 Leiyla Visitations 5:05
16 Leiyla Visitations 1:34
17 Leiyla Visitations 3:18
18 Leiyla Visitations 2:53
19 Leiyla Visitations 4:19
20 Leiyla Visitations 1:01
21 Leiyla Visitations 1:30
22 Leiyla Visitations 4:35
23 Leiyla Visitations 0:36

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Notes

"Historic early recordings from an electronic music pioneer."

All pieces on this CD were recorded in 1959 at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center with the following exceptions:
• Track 3 was recorded in 1944 in the Middle East Radio Station of Cairo.
• Track 9 is an excerpt from a piece that Halim recorded by walking around San Marco Basilica in Venice in 1961 with a reel-to-reel tape recorder. If you listen closely you can hear his little daughter cry out "Halim!" near the end of this excerpt.
• Track 6 is an excerpt of a piece that was recorded in a New York art gallery circa 1974. This piece is a combination of manipulated audiotape and sound sculpture.

All material © Halim El-Dabh 1944-2000.
Special thanks to David Badagnani for research and proofreading assistance.
Thanks to Denise Seachrist for additional information and for allowing us to quote her work in the liner notes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: ATX001-23GM

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