Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta MUSIC FOR MERCE CUNNINGHAM (2003) audio cd



These works by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta are an important addition to the enlarging field of electronic music. They give a sound experience that is original and contribute to the growing possibilities of the medium.

Merce Cunningham

MUSIC FOR MERCE CUNNINGHAM is a collection of four concerts composed by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta for the celebrated choreographer Merce Cunningham between 1986 and 1995. These pieces have been regularly performed by Merce Cunningham until 2005. ShortWaves 1985, SBbr and Gravitational Sounds were composed after invitations by John Cage and David Tudor. ShortWaves 1985, choreographed in Fabrications, was recorded with short waves radio sounds captured in the Amazon forest. Gravitational Sounds, choreographed in Trackers - the first dance designed by Merce Cunningham in virtual reality with Life Forms - works with mathematical strange attractors, created by the composer. Microcosmos, choreographed in Windows by Merce Cunningham, works with nano structures of mineral molecules. In this historical release, ShortWaves 1985 and SBbr were recorded at the Lincoln Center in New York, having the composer performing transversal flute, radios and electronics; Takehisa Kosugi playing violin, radio and electronics; and, finally, Christian Wolff playing piano.

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