CYBERNETIC SERENDEPITY MUSIC, ICA 33 1/3 rpm, (UK) 1968
Extremely rare LP, 99 copies?
here it is… not many people have even seen it : CYBERNETIC SERENDEPITY MUSIC!
Music recorded at a gathering of computer based music at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 1968, Music composed with the assistance of Computers.
A variety of composers trying to use the computer as a tool for creating contemporary music,with various levels of success. But all in all its VERY interesting document of a historical past with an amazing level of positive research.
The one track that draws the most attention is without doubt the track where master improvisor Derek Bailey is teaming up with master improvisor Evan Parker on record, for the first time (?). Also joined by the great Gavin Bryars (member of the mysterious and classic Joseph Holbrooke Trio with Bailey and with some very interesting compositional sucess later on). Composer Herbert Brun, that Bryars got in touch with in the US prior to this recording, set up a composed piece with an alternative system of notation based on quarter tone tunings and extended rhythmic formulae.
The Music is spectacular!
Killin cover and just an amazing overall feel to this rare piece of vinyl!
Herbert Brun – composition
Evan Parker – soprano sax
Derek Bailey – guitar
Richard Howe- french horn
Gavin Bryars – bass
Bernard Rands – czimbalum