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Randall Smith — Sondes
(Empreintes DIGITALes IMED 9948, 1999, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2016-11-03

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Randall Smith is an electroacoustic composer working in Windsor, Ontario. Sondes’ six tracks, spanning four years of composing, are condensed into an ear-jarring seventy-five minutes. Sondes is truly difficult music. Some compositions are for cello and tape while others are composed solely of sampled flute, violin, clarinet, and bass. At times harsh, but never melodic, this music requires a dedicated listener. If you are trying to concentrate on something else while Sondes is playing, forget it! If you like raucous, harsh, avant-garde music, Sondes is for you.


Filed under: New releases, 1999 releases

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