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Harry Partch - Delusion Of Fury
Harry Partch
Delusion Of Fury
2LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (8th)
33,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Classical Music
A composer, a theorist, and an innovator, Harry Partch
stands out among so many other American classical artists
as one of the most eccentric. He notably rejected the
tradition of composers like Beethoven and Bach for a lack of
theatricality and drama, and took his greatest inspirations
from Eastern Noh theater, frequently incorporating speech
and dance into his pieces, as well as requiring participants
to perform multiple parts. His theories reflected this
dismissal, which sought to return musical tradition to those
of the pre-Classical era, with a heavy focus on microtonality,
and octave intervals beyond what was traditionally utilized.
Many of the pieces he composed would prominently feature
instruments of his own invention, including heavily modified
string instruments, mallet instruments, and pipe organs.
Over the course of his life, Partch released a number of
records, soundtracked numerous films by Madeline
Tourtelot, and wrote the highly influential text Genesis Of A
Music, which would introduce his theories to a
contemporary audience, and inspire fellow avant-garde
composers as Lou Harrison, Ben Johnston, James Tenney,
and even the famed experimental collective The Residents.
One of his most famed works was the stage play Delusion
Of The Fury, a piece of performance art based upon the
Japanese Noh drama Atsumori, while also taking cues from
Ethiopian folk tales, Shakespearean tragedy, and ancient
Greek traditions. Delusion Of The Fury is looked back
upon by critics and historians as one of Partch's seminal
works, making heavy use of his signature micro-tonal
compositional style, as well as many of his own invented
instruments. It is considered his confrontation with his own
anger towards a world that frequently rejected him, and
dealt him hardship. The play first premiered at the UCLA
Playhouse in 1969, whereupon it was recorded by Columbia
Records, and presented in a double LP format.
Harry Partch - Plectra And Percussion Dances
Harry Partch
Plectra And Percussion Dances
LP | 1953 | EU | Reissue (Jeanne Dielman)
15,99 €*
Release:1953 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Classical Music
Born in Oakland, CA, but raised in New Mexico, Partch learned mandolin, violin, piano, reed organ, and cornet as a child. Clearly a unique talent, even that early on, Partch went to USC Music School but was dissatisfied with his teachers, and instead studied music on his own where he learned to reject many of the Western constructs of music and began experimenting withusing scales of unequal intervals in just intonation, and was one of the first Western composers of the 20th century to use microtonal scales. These recordings were some of the first made after Partch settled in Sausalito and founded his legendary Gate 5 studio. Debuted in 1953 on KPFA radio, these compositions still sound otherworldly and cutting edge today. Essential American 20th Century composer Harry Partch, on Jeanne Dielman.
Harry Partch - The World Of Harry Partch
Harry Partch
The World Of Harry Partch
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (Columbia)
20,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180 gram vinyl!

A composer, a theorist, and an innovator, Harry
Partch stands out among so many other
American classical artists as one of the most
eccentric. He notably rejected the tradition of
composers like Beethoven and Bach for a lack
of theatricality and drama, and took his greatest
inspirations from Eastern Noh theater,
frequently incorporating speecn and dance into
his pieces, as well as requiring participants to
perform multiple parts. His theories reflected
this dismissal, which sought to return musical
tradition to those of the pre-Classical era, with a
heavy focus on microtonality, and octave
intervals beyond what was traditionally utilized.
Many of the pieces he composed would
prominently feature instruments of his own
invention, including heavily modified string
instruments, mallet instruments, and
pipe organs.
Over the course of his life, Partch released a
number of records, soundtracked numerous
films by Madeline Tourtelot, and wrote the highly
influential text Genesis Of A Music, which would
introduce his theories to a contemporary
audience, and inspire fellow avant-garde
composers as Lou Harrison, Ben Johnston,
James Tenney, and even the famed
experimental collective The Residents.
Harry Partch - Delusion Of The Fury
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