• bülent arel Electronic Music 1960-1973 (LP, £15.50)

    label: sub rosa

    Bülent Arel was a Turkish-born American composer of electronic and contemporary classical music. He was also a devoted teacher, a sculptor and a painter. From 1940 until 1947 Arel studied composition, piano, and 20th century classical music at the Ankara Conservatory. In 1959 Arel came to the U.S. on a grant by the Rockefeller Foundation to work at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. By that time the centre had just started out under its director Vladimir Ussachevsky. During Arel's work in Princeton he also met Edgard Varèse with whom in 1962 he worked on the electronic sections of Varèse's 'Déserts'. Frank Zappa lists Arel as a key influence. Today's electronic music - may it be by Autechre's 'Confield', Aphex Twin's 'Selected Ambient Works Vol. II', or Squarepusher's 'Do you know Squarepusher' - builds upon a solid foundation which Bülent Arel helped to pave. Tracklisting side1 01 Electronic Music No.1 / 1960 02 Mimiana I : Flux / 1968 side 2 01 Mimiana II : Frieze / 1969 02 Stereo Electronic Music No.2 / 1970


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