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Post 2014-09-23 18:09   [Quote] 
1981 04 17 Zappa Introduces Edgard Varèse Palladium NY 87.47 AUD (Unknown/Ob)

Important - This is the second one I have uploaded (23rd Sept 2014) cos the first had a tiny teeny error. This is retracked with maybe 3 different tracks. If you haven't noticed the cockup in the first I suggest leaving it. This new folder (handily named 02) is for the two people who noticed.

Performed by - Orchestra of Our Time
Introduced by - Frank Zappa

This has been shamelessly ripped from the stream here - http://www.wqxr.org/story/archives-frank-zappa-hosts-edgard-varese-concert/

As discussed in here - http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=305317#305317

01 Preamble 01
02 Ionisation, for percussion ensemble
03 Preamable 02
04 Density 21.5, for solo flute
05 Preamble 03
06 Intégrales, for Small Orchestra
07 Preamble 04
08 Offrandes, for soprano and chamber orchestra
09 Preamble 05
10 Déserts, for 15 Instruments. Percussion and Magnetic Tape of Electronically Organized Sounds

The very lovely website says this -

"How we found the tapes
So it was in 2012, while transferring audio for Q2 Music’s collaboration with Carnegie Hall, American Mavericks. One of the requested items, stored in an offsite vault in New Jersey, was a set of three open reel tapes in boxes which were scarcely labeled as "Varèse 4/17/81." After a quick turn in the oven (the tapes are of an era and type which require this special treatment), we put the tapes on the reel-to-reel machines. The barely-lebeled tapesBut wait: this crowd noise…this reaction… this sound… surely this was not a concert of classical music –much less of music by the notorious enfant terrible of the avant-garde, Edgard Varèse? Had a rock concert recording somehow been placed in the wrong tape box?

Further research was necessary. Was this… could this be… the legendary 1981 tribute to Varèse at New York City’s Palladium? The concert famously hosted by Frank Zappa (a longtime Varèse fanatic) and performed by Joel Thome’s Orchestra of Our Time, bootlegs of which had been circulating for decades?

Indeed it was: a complete, pristine recording of a remarkable show that has not been forgotten by those who participated or attended –a “curious but appropriate meeting of music and milieu,” as the New York Times put it (mildly). When else has there been a concert of decidedly uncompromising music been performed in a 3000-seat rock venue for an enthusiastic, young audience?

Revering Varèse
It is unclear how or why these tapes were recorded, but we are thrilled to present this concert in full. If you were at that concert, tell us about it in the comments section.

PLEASE NOTE: There are several obscenities uttered in this recording."

Another link says this -

"Q2 Music and the New York Public Radio Archives are thrilled to present a pristine, rediscovered recording of the legendary Tribute to Edgard Varèse concert, hosted and spearheaded by Frank Zappa. Previously only available as a lo-fi bootleg, the performance was recorded on April 17, 1981 at the now-defunct Palladium rock club in New York.

The concert featured Joel Thome's Orchestra of Our Time and included a young Marin Alsop, now music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as concertmaster, and composer Tania Léon as orchestra manager.

Zappa's love for Varèse began long before he became the mustached icon of eccentric rock and jazz. In fact, it began when he was about 13, after he read an article about a New York record store that somehow managed to sell an album called "Ionizations: The Complete Works of Edgard Varèse, Volume One." The magazine labeled the music as an unpleasant mashup of drums and sounds, a description that inspired Zappa's obsession to find it—which he did, finally spotting the formidable, mad scientist-like face of the French-American composer hiding among the LPs in a hi-fi store. The young Zappa listened to "Ionizations" religiously, leading to his discovery and embrace of other modernist composers and styles.

Varèse helped opened the floodgates to Zappa's musical world. In a letter he wrote to the composer, he said, "I have been composing for two years now, utilizing a strict twelve-tone technique, producing effects that are reminiscent of Anton Webern." Soon, Zappa himself became a beacon for young musicians (like John Luther Adams), but he never let Varèse be forgotten. He quoted his hero on the back of his early LPs: "The present day composer refuses to die. - Edgard Varèse "

This concert contains language that some listeners will find objectionable.

Complete Program:

Ionisation, for percussion ensemble
Density 21.5, for solo flute
Intégrales, for small orchestra
Offrandes, for soprano and chamber orchestra
Déserts, for winds, percussion and electronic tape

HOSTED BY: Frank Zappa
PRODUCED BY: Alex Ambrose, Tobin Low and Marcos Sueiro Bal"

Recorded through Emu 0404 PCI and into Reaper (Wav 24/44.1) where it was tracked and Flac'd with tinkerage.

As far a I am aware, no hats were involved.

Really important technical stuff:

fca928f4680ba4553c7b152d72e7519a *01 Preamble 01.flac
b1dbe4e644f91d800a410b691f4938c6 *02 Ionisation.flac
39bb7a9c1d0414c6a9342a2d6d3f7b9d *03 Preamble 02.flac
abf2582dbce69313d72904fd13d1c681 *04 Density 21.5.flac
41c6857d5178a7eb2a626a8facdeebe1 *05 Preamble 03.flac
d8b83f21ce475a0142d7c7456d6c6864 *06 Intégrales.flac
28872dfb0fa9cc4de0e40c7d8deeea8c *07 Preamble 04.flac
366e0c52aa0334c3650c20eefb2109f8 *08 Offrandes.flac
1b159c71ece8ad9fb7678f3d7f47dbce *09 Preamble 05.flac
9b4d82597cd8ee813a8517f733d5f764 *10 Déserts.flac

No errors occured. (hahaha Yeah - Right!)

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Post 2014-09-23 18:32   [Quote] 
for this one, and the others you didn't mess up, thanks...

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Post 2014-09-23 19:58   [Quote] 
i renamed the old folder, and pointed this downlaod at it...

started at 88%...

cassiber did too...

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Post 2014-09-23 20:41   [Quote] 
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Post 2014-09-23 21:08   [Quote] 
Only 87% here Sad

Thanks anyway G and I did notice a (the?) cockup

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Post 2014-09-23 21:11   [Quote] 
Oh and now the new txt file has a new error, fisting rulez!

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Post 2014-09-24 06:13   [Quote] 
PaulusS wrote:
Oh and now the new txt file has a new error, fisting rulez!


Excellent - I get to do this a third time.

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Post 2014-09-24 07:32   [Quote] 
mycroftxxx wrote:
...cassiber did too...

Yeah, but he didn't say thanks like you did....

FOB. Smile

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Post 2014-09-24 20:21   [Quote] 
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Post 2014-09-25 04:29   [Quote] 
Fantastic!!! thank you so much!!!
this is a great "musical initiation" to Edgard Varèse... love to have Frank Zappa as a "teacher"...

really, this recording is fantastic and it'd deserve an Unicrayon artwork... Jeremy if you are there...
Smile (perhaps you have a great Varèse painting in your vault?)


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Post 2014-09-25 05:44   [Quote] 
Ob wrote:
I get to do this a third time.


cool...

i'm the fist to say that i'm eally looking fowad to vesion numbe thee

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Post 2014-09-25 15:51   [Quote] 
Thanks OB Exclamation

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Post 2014-10-01 00:57   [Quote] 
Thanks Bob.

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Post 2014-11-21 17:17   [Quote] 
well, thank you very much

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Post 2014-11-21 17:47   [Quote] 
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