CD Series "Darmstadt Aural Documents"

In 2010, the Munich based label NEOS Music and IMD began to publish the CD series "Darmstadt Aural Documents" which makes rarities from IMD's outstanding sound archive accessible. This is made possible by the extensive digitization of the sound documents in the IMD archive in collaboration with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA).

 

The first CD-Box "Composers - Conductors" was released in 2010 and included recordings of works under the direction of their respective composers like Boulez, Brown, Furrer, Kagel, Pousseur, Stockhausen and others.

 

In 2012, NEOS published the second CD box with an important archive document of John Cage's legendary Darmstadt appearance in 1958: The talk Communication, held by Cage on September 9, 1958, completing his three-part lecture series Composition as Process. His text was intertwined with live performances of piano compositions: David Tudor played For Piano with Preparations by Christian Wolff, Bo Nilsson's Quantitäten as well as, together with Cage, his Variations I.


CD-Cover NEOS 11060

CD-Cover NEOS 11213

Box 1: Composers - Conductors

Box 2: John Cage - Communication

NEOS Music

 

In 2010, the Munich based label NEOS Music and IMD began to publish the CD series "Darmstadt Aural Documents" which makes rarities from IMD's outstanding sound archive accessible. This is made possible by the extensive digitization of the sound documents in the IMD archive in collaboration with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA).

 

The first CD-Box "Composers - Conductors" was released in 2010 and included recordings of works under the direction of their respective composers like Boulez, Brown, Furrer, Kagel, Pousseur, Stockhausen and others.

 

In 2012, NEOS published the second CD box with an important archive document of John Cage's legendary Darmstadt appearance in 1958: The talk Communication, held by Cage on September 9, 1958, completing his three-part lecture series Composition as Process. His text was intertwined with live performances of piano compositions: David Tudor played For Piano with Preparations by Christian Wolff, Bo Nilsson's Quantitäten as well as, together with Cage, his Variations I.