Andrei Smirnov

Andrei Smirnov : Sound in Z - Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music

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"Sound in Z" supplies the astounding and long-lost chapter in the early story of electronic music: the Soviet experiment, a chapter that runs from 1917 to the late 1930s. Its heroes are Arseny Avraamov, inventor of Graphic Sound (drawing directly onto magnetic tape) and a 48-note scale; Alexei Gastev, who coined the term "bio-mechanics"; Leon Theremin, inventor of the world's first electronic instrument, the Theremin; and others whose dreams for electronic sound were cut short by Stalin's regime. Drawing on materials from numerous Moscow archives, this book reconstructs Avraamov's "Symphony of Sirens," an open-air performance for factory whistles, foghorns and artillery fire first staged in 1922, explores Graphic Sound and recounts Theremin's extraordinary career-compiling the first full account of Russian electronic music.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 26mm | 559.99g
  • Buchhandlung Walther Konig GmbH & Co. KG. Abt. Verlag
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English
  • 1. Aufl.
  • 60 b&w illustrations
  • 3865607063
  • 9783865607065
  • 316,630

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