Pop-Rock Electronic Precursors

Loudspeaker Orchestra & Live Video

The works included in Pop-Rock Electronic Precursors were determinant in the history of electroacoustic music, in the way they influenced many other music areas. This programme puts in perspective the repertoire developed since the 1960s in the area designated as electronic art music, in relationship with its broader development and influence, which have reached other music worlds, including commercial and dance music.  
Pop-Rock Electronic Precursors is a sound journey through milestone pieces that influenced not only The Beatles in the 1960s but also, some years later, groups as Aphex Twin, whose music contains many of the sounds and techniques that have their origins, for instance, in Silver Apples of the Moon by Morton Subotnick. Likewise, when listening to La trans-solitaire by Alain Savouret or Come Out by Steve Reich, one realizes how much these works have been seminal for many music genres and generations of artists.

Programme:

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte [1960]

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples of the Moon [1967]

Pierre Henry - Psyché Rock Remix [1967]

The Beatles: John Lennon & Paul McCartney - Revolution 9 [1968]

Steve Reich - Come Out [1966]

Alain Savouret - La trans-solitaire [1984]

Tomás Henriques - Trois rêves, presque insolites [2003]

The programme proposed in Pop-Rock Electronic Precursors has been designed with the perspective of attracting audiences with different backgrounds, tastes and interests.
It is performed by the Miso Music Portugal's Loudspeaker Orchestra, a sound projection system designed for  diffusion of electronic music. Its main objective is to introduce an interpretative dimension to electronic music, as well as to ritualize the act of its performance, enabling an expressive communication with the audience.

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