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Asbjørn Schaathun: Musical Graffiti – Oslo Sinfonietta

ASBJØRN SCHAATHUN: Actions, Interpolations & Analyses · " s " · A Tabular System ..more…. ·

Oslo Sinfonietta · Christian Eggen, conductor

The early 1980s saw the emergence of a new generation of a new generation of composers in Norway who played havoc with many things in relation to both musicians and authorities. Asbjørn Schaathun was one of these.

Computer music

The early 1980s saw the emergence of a new generation of a new generation of composers in Norway who played havoc with many things in relation to both musicians and authorities. They were no longer content merely to continue to propound the prevailing view of music, but were determined to make room for their own approach. Asbjørn Schaathun was one of these.

Schaathun’s works attracted attention at an early stage because they represented a new, uncompromising attitude in Norwegian compositional practice in which the emphasis was on abstract, structural forms and planning of large-scale procedures. His works mark the entry of computer-aided composition into Norwegian music. He sought to find means of creating and controlling material that is more complex than can be grasped at the outset. However, although Schaathun uses the computer as a working tool, he retains an affinity for the compositional aspect of the process, independent of structures or systems. In that sense, the last work on this recording, “A Tabular System”, reveals a tendency to return to traditional counterpoint, to juxtapose lines with one another. However, Schaathun cannot deny the fact that the computer has been his most important tool in the 1980s. As is clear from his working during this period, he has internalized the methods employed in this context in a surprisingly poetic manner.

Release date: 23.05.1995

EAN : 7044581349779

Cat.No.: ACD4977

Priskategori : CD