Monday, March 5, 2007

Q. R. Ghazala - Threnody for the new victims of Hiroshima1995/CD+Voice of America(an industrial opera)198?/tape,USA

Threnody was created using Ghazala's invented Vox Insecta instrument, an elaborate insect voice synthesizer housed within a 1940's Stenograph machine. In addition to insect sounds, the instrument here also synthesizes orchestral textures, choirs, and a strange assortment of surreal musical voices. The composition's five movements, considered unlistenable by some, thrive on the familiar discordance of insect fields and the wondrous uncharted harmonies that lie within. Titled after Penderecki's ground-breaking work, Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, and exploring similar tonalities, extended instrumentation recalls the tragedy of Hiroshima's destruction through broad curtains of impressionistic sound.
Sorry not much infos about Voice of America release.It was a tape release in the late 80s .Any further infos will be appreciated.

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Electric Voodoo said...

This looks way cool.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should listen to "Threnody For the New Victims of Hiroshima" CD. It's one of the best releases of the 1990s.

Anonymous said...

Reed Ghazala is a great guy. He sent me this and one other of his albums. I sent him a copy of my bands CD and he loved it!

Surfaddict said...

Reed Ghazala , is very cool , circuit bend master!