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Complete Electro Acoustic Works
Douglas Lilburn

Douglas Lilburn (1915-2001) is considered 'the father of New Zealand music'. After considerable success, he rejected composing for acoustic  musical instruments and turned wholly to the creation of electronic works because he felt they would more accurately portray New Zealand in its own right, without reference to European musical forms. Some works are purely electronic; others were inspired by the natural sounds of the sea or bush, or the writings of leading New Zealand writers such as Allen Curnow, Denis Glover and Alistair Campbell.

The works, dating from 1963-1975, have been restored to a high sonic standard for digital release at Atoll's Auckland facility. The set includes a DVD containing two 4-channel works by Lilburn, with all extant film material of the composer, plus an informative sound interview and photographs.

 

CD 1
 
1-3
Three Inscapes
12.04
4
Sounds and Distances
9.55
5
Carousel
10.42
6
Winterset
9.49
7
Triptych
10.39
 
8
Of Time and Nostalgia
10.48
 
9
Cicadas, Oscillators and Treefrogs
2.33
 
Total
67.07
 
 
 
CD 2
 
1
Soundscape with Lake and River
11.01
 
2
Poem in Time of War
15.01
 
3
Dance Sequence-Expo 70
10.52
 
4
Summer Voices
6.32
 
5-9
Five Toronto Pieces (1969)
 
5
#1
3.16
 
6
#2
4.11
 
7
#3
4.13
 
8
#4
2.44
 
9
#5
3.53
 
10

Toronto Tailfeather

1.08
 
11

Fragments of a Poem

6.48
 
12

Study from One Note

4.03
 
Total
74.13
 
 
 
CD 3
 
1

God Save

1.09
 
2
The Return*
17.03
 
3-5
Three Studies for Gustav Ciamaga
9.07
 
3
Study1
2.48
 
4
Study 2
3.24
 
5
Study 3
2.53
 
6

Welcome Stranger

26.25  
7-11
Five Toronto Pieces (1963)    
7

Prelude

3.48  
8

Two Part Scrabble

1.19  
9

White Noise Study

3.09  
10

Sings Harry *

5.04  
11
Spectrum Study 4.52  
Total 73.24  
     
DVD    
1-3

Three Film Excerpts

6.20  
4
Glass Music Audio with still photos. 6.25  
5-6
Four Channel Works    
5
Lines and Distances (1975) Audio only. 16.08  
6
Sounds and Distances (1975) Audio only. 10.10  
7
Radio interview by Jack Body (c.1972) Audio only. 15.45  
Total 54.48