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Digital Music (mode21)

by Emmanuel Dimas De Mello Pimenta

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Rings 25:33
Rozart 15:17


The recorded debut of electro-acoustic compositions by Brazilian born composer Pimenta, who now live is Lisbon, Portugal. Pimenta's unique style and dense weavings of sound is evident in each composition here; repeated listenings will reveal new layers of sound. Pimenta identifies these works as "Digital Music" because they are composed as graphic scores with the aid of computers and random generators. The sources for the works are natural sounds: metallic objects ringing in Rings, the voice of Caruso in Rozart, a collection of short-wave radio transmissions from all over the world to South America in Short Waves 1985.

John Cage was very impressed by Pimenta's compositions and sound, commissioning him to score dances for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and bringing him to the attention of Mode Records.


released February 6, 1991

Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, electronics


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