Entire Musical Work of Marcel Duchamp
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Predating the work of John Cage (it was composed in 1913), this radical experimental composition employs chance operations and non-musical sounds. “Erratum Musical” and “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors” were realized by the S.E.M. Ensemble in 1976 (Petr Kotik, alto flute; James Kasprowicz, trombone; William Lyon Lee, celesta; John Bondler, glockenspiel), and was previously released in 1976 on Multhipla Records. S.E.M.’s soft, slow-motion studies bear similarities to Cage, Christian Wolff, and Morton Feldman. Booklet from this 2000 reissue contains notes by Kotik.