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Saturday August 14th, 2021 with Heavy Ben
Pierre Schaeffer, Musique concrète and Electroacoustic sounds

Sound is the vocabulary of nature. Pictured: Pierre Schaeffer was messing with records and turntables before 1200s were invented August 14: we mark the birthdate (in 1910) of the "Musician of Sounds", the original pioneer of electronic and experimental music with two hours of sounds from the GRM (Groupe de Recherche Musicales)ète For further listening, check out Acoustic Frontiers that was hosted by Ralph Hopper from 2002-2021.
Hour one
Pierre Schaeffer - Le Trièdre Fertile - Philips / Recollection GRM, Editions Mego - 1978 / 2012
Immersion Partielle, Immersion Profonde
Michel Redolfi - Immersion / Pacific Tubular Waves - INA-GRM - 1980
Concret PH
Iannis Xenakis - GRM Works 1957-1962 - Nonesuch / Recollection GRM, Editions Mego - 1970 / 2013 [rec. 1958]
Jean-Claude Risset - Mutations - INA-GRM - 1978 [rec. 1969]
Points Contre Champs
Bernard Parmegiani - De Natura Sonorum - INA-GRM - 1978
Iraq's Song
Christian Fennesz & Mika Vainio & Christian Zanési - GRM Experience - Signature - 2004
Gilbert Amy - Une Saison En Enfer - Arthur Rimbaud - INA-GRM - 1981
Parages [excerpt]
Jacques Lejeune - Parages - INA-GRM - 1977
Hour two
Gamma Plus (part 1)
Jean Schwarz - Gamma Plus / Suite N - INA-GRM - 1983
Tabou Clairon
Pierre Henry - Le Microphone Bien Tempéré - INA-GRM - 1978 [rec. 1950]
Beatriz Ferreyra - GRM Works - Recollection GRM, Editions Mego - 2015 [rec. 1968/69]
Pareil À Un Voyageur Perdu
Francis Dhomont - Sous Le Regard D'un Soleil Noir - INA-GRM / Empreintes DIGITALes - 1982 [rec. 1979-80] Canadian
Appel Et Lignes Actives
François Bayle - Grande Polyphonie - INA-GRM - 1978
Dahovi II
Ivo Malec - Electronic Panorama: Groupe De Recherches Musicales De L'O.R.T.F. - Philips - 1970
Variations En Étoile
Guy Reibel - Variations En Étoile / Deux Études Aux Modulations / Suite Pour Edgar Poe - INA-GRM - 1979
Presque Rien Avec Filles
Luc Ferrari - Presque Rien - INA-GRM - 1995 [rec. 1989]
Variations Morphologiques 2
Daniel Teruggi - Variations Morphologiques - Agon, Disques Pierre Verany - 1997
Interactive CKCU
Thanks Heavy Ben, for the history lesson on electronic and experimental music, I had heard the names of Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry and several other pioneers but knew very little about them. You can hear how they had such an influence on later artists.

8:30 PM, August 14th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Good to hear Wally, thanks for keeping an open ear (and for letting me know)

8:54 PM, August 14th, 2021
Your travelling through another dimension not only of sight and sound but in Heavy Friends Twilight Zone

8:54 PM, August 14th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
I don't expect this is many people's cup of tea, but I love it, and hey... independent radio! Hopefully this has some ear hairs perking up

8:55 PM, August 14th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks Eddy. I appreciate you staying with me as I "test the waters", as you have said. This might be pushing it, for Saturday night anyway. I'll probably have to compensate and play some songs next time.

8:58 PM, August 14th, 2021
The beauty of independent radio 👍

9:06 PM, August 14th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
If you made it to the end of the program... well you heard the silence detector do its thing! I had to edit many of the tracks in this program as the broadcast signal will revert to playing music if silence is detected. I left one section in at the very end, and sure enough... it got a little too quiet for more than 5 seconds. (this won't happen if you play the show on demand, it's only during the FM broadcast)

10:01 PM, August 14th, 2021