Crossing Into The Electric Magnetic

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Early recordings from electronic music pioneer whose work predates musique concrete. He combines everything from Native American music to opera to chanting to Egyptian mythology into fascinating fever dream. Most tracks are from 1959 at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (Otto Luening is on one track), but one is from 1944 at Middle East Radio Station of Cairo, another is an excerpt from a piece made walking around San Marco Basilica in Venice in 1961 with a reel-to-reel tape recorder, and another manipulated audiotape / sound sculpture piece was recorded in a New York art gallery circa 1974. Twelve-page book with liner notes by Mike Hovancsek.