Monday, August 04, 2008

Michel Waiswisz - RIP

Although it's not breaking news, I was sad to learn that the long time head of STEIM Michel Waiswisz passed away this year. I heard his album "Crackle" a while ago and it influenced me a lot. It's a fairly wild sounding recording that features a lot of synths barking and buzzing. A version of this disc can be found over at the sterling audioblog; Mutant Sounds

The news of his death is sadening to say the least. However, I can say with some certainty that he has left the world a richer place for having been here, leaving behind much information that people who work in creating audio can use to help them move forward, and that those who love listening can reference to help understand some of the challenging work created by contemporary composers.

If you enjoy far out music and noise, and you have not yet heard the album "Crackle", now is the time to change that.

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