Impulsioni · De Två, Med Tre Instrument

by Ákos Rózmann

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      60 SEK

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes essay in Swedish and English. Last available copies !!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Impulsioni · De Två, Med Tre Instrument via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days

      120 SEK or more 

     

1.
03:02
2.
3.
4.
5.
09:28
6.
01:15
7.
05:41
8.
01:35
9.
06:05
10.
11.
32:18
12.

about

Ákos Rózmann (1939-2005) was born in Budapest, where he studied organ and composition at the Liszt Academy. From 1969 to 1974 he studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. From 1978 he was an organist at the catholic cathedral in Stockholm. Epithets which come to mind after listening to Rózmann´s music are "powerful", "raw", "monumental", "impassioned". He is a master of large forms.


*


Excerpts from the booklet text (by Hans Gunnar Peterson): Impulsioni I, II, III (1973-74)

"Impulsioni" is the collective title of three works which comprise the beginning of Rózmann´s work within the field of electroacoustic music.

Seen as compositions, Rózmann himself sees "Impulsioni I-III" as the earliest, almost primitively simple results of a line of composition which nonetheless has kept its importance for him. "Impulsioni I" is a true start from scratch for him, with the low first tone followed by soft, silvery sounds. The second piece utilized a pulse generator, and the third a machine available at the Royal Conservatory called a "Synthi". During this period, the composer used only synthetic sounds.

It was not until later that he turned to concrete sound samples, such as organ tones, voice and other material. Despite the simple background of "Impulsioni I-III", it was here that Rózmann became convinced that electroacoustic music is the greatest expressive device of our time, an opinion which he has steadfastly held throughout the years.

De två, med tre instrument (Two, with Three Instruments) (1996-97)

The title, "Two, with Three Instruments" mixes matter-of-factness with imagination. What is meant by "Two"? The next part, "...with Three Instruments", is easier. The composition is built on samples from three instruments, with the composer´s own voice being a fourth source.

Rózmann's art moves between many forms of society and civilization. Gregorian chant is placed next to songs by Buddhist monks, children's voices next to the laugh of someone who is probably the Devil himself.

FYCD 1013, 1999

credits

released August 1, 1999

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Fylkingen Records Stockholm, Sweden

Society for New Music and Intermedia Arts, Stockholm

contact / help

Contact Fylkingen Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Impulsioni · De Två, Med Tre Instrument, you may also like: