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Bourges Celebrates 30 Years of Creation

Tuesday, July 9, 2002 General

“595 works by 205 composers from 35 different countries were created between 1970 and 2001 in the IMEB studios.” Thus the Institut de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB, ex-GMEB) finally announces the production of a 2CD box sets gathering 30 years of creation (1970-2000) in its studios at a rate of one work per year. For example, 1989 is represented by Jeu by Robert Normandeau; 1979 by Barry Truax; 1981 by Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux; and 1986 by Yves Daoust.

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April 1, 2002: Oswald Fronts The Wire

Monday, June 17, 2002 General

John Oswald is the feature story of the 2002 April issue (#219) UK magazine The Wire: “The prince of plunderphonia recalls his battles with the majors for his artistic right to reclaim his sound environment from the noise pollution of pop by recycling it through his plunderphonics system.”

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Podweek Is Oeuf Korreckt’s Best!

Monday, June 17, 2002 General

“The mood is light and quirky, with softly crunching beats backing effortless melodies and layered syncopations.” (Incursion Music Review, Canada) Since the ’90s, Oeuf Korreckt produces an incredible quantity of small abominably merry digital compositions. Surprising and arousing, the 15 compositions of Podweek constitute the cream of all these years of effort. Caution, this CD could make you happy (and even dance)!