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    Bernard Parmegiani – La Creation du Monde

    Bernard Parmegiani - La Creation du Monde

    Bernard Parmegiani has been making stunning electro-acoustic music since 1959. Have you? La Création du Monde (1982-84) is basically the big bang theory of universal origin rendered in sound, divided into three sections. “Black Light” is an atonal, white-noise journey—pre-explosion—as “the dreamer of the world plunges down unendingly into his own depths as he strives toward the point from which he originates. Black light…a fermentation of latent, incommensurable energies with no conscious strategy. The echo within the echo increases space exponentially. Everything is set to begin.”

    “Metamorphosis of the Void” opens with a beautiful, spacey feeling of anticipation as “something changes into form, heat, light, movement, anarchic corpuscular vibrations. Everything becomes the ‘energy of existence’”and continues building up colored layers of timbered sounds. “Following this gradual, continual filling of the void, the end of the movement heralds, in a quasi-melodic melopoeia, the signs of light that are the culmination of all these slow, drawn-out transformations.”

    “Sign of Life” is, of course, the final section, in which “a planet—our planet—emerges and a ‘life logic’ organizes itself around it. From amoeba to man, everything is obviously a sign of life, the interaction of all the elements of transformation. The sound material becomes more concrète, in other words, it begins to approach what we are able to grasp through auditory recognition.” Finally, at the very end, the quiet sounds of birds, insects and someone walking signal the arrival of a realm familiar to the human listener.

    Label: INA-GRM Catalog Number: INA C 1002 Format: CD Packaging: Jewel case Tracks: 12 Total Time: 72:58 Country: France Released: 1996 Related Artists: Francois Bayle, Luc Ferrari, Pierre Schaeffer More: Discogs, Forced Exposure, Official

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