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6 JANUARY 2019

Sunday, 6 January 2019


BORN 6 JANUARY 1899 - RUSSIA

Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté received her early training in piano from her mother, a pupil of Nicholas Rubinstein, and continued piano as well as violin studies at the Conservatoire in Paris. Eckhardt-Gramatté created a dense, aggressive style that was much closer to, and dependent on, late romanticism than on twentieth-century techniques. 


Her use of dissonance was a logical development from post-Wagnerianism, although it never reached the emotional atonality of the Viennese masters (Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern). Nevertheless, one detects some characteristics, especially in the style of her early works, that "show(s) a lively mind in grips with modern tendencies and using high technical accomplishments in exploiting the resources of a new and musicianly polyphony." -- Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1954.

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Pieces from my childhood by Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté


 BORN 6 JANUARY 1946 - BELGIUM 

Annette Vande Gorne is aa renowned composer of electroacoustic music, explores different energetic and kinesthetic archetypes in her works. initially studied music at the conservatories of Mons and Brussels, and privately with Jean Absil. After discovering the acousmatic music developed by Pierre Schaeffer, she became interested in the music of Schaeffer as well as François Bayle and Pierre Henry. She moved to Paris in order to study at the conservatoire with Schaeffer and Reibel. 

On returning to Belgium she founded the Association de Musiques et Recherches and the Métamorphoses d'Orphée studio. Her contributions include pioneering research on space—a fifth musical parameter, the other four parameters being pitch, du- ration, intensity, and timbre—and the relationship between words and meaning, as well as between words and vocal material. 


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Tao: Métal (1983) by non troppo by Annette Vande Gorne
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