大大大注目のとんでもないレーベルです！！ 電子音楽の分野に於いてどマイナーな部類に入るポルトガルの作曲家の音源を、全てLPフォーマットにて復刻&発掘していくという16年始動の気鋭レーベルGrama。本作がレーベル第一弾としてリリースされていた本国ではパイオニアの一人という位置付けの作曲家Cândido Lima。1978〜79、1978〜84、1987年というかなりの年月を跨いだ古い音源からなり、ジャケットイメージからは想像もつかない残響深い電子音響/変調音が怪しく冷徹に木霊する傑作音源集。レーベル全タイトル大推薦。限定200部。
An excellent set, shedding light on the otherwise undocumented early Portuguese Electronic Music community by Cândido Lima with his legendary ring-modulated & spring reverb-laden 'Oceanos', in own composer's words: the work was about the oceans to which Nasa has paid attention in recent times to Neptune! The proper graphics to illustrate this work would be distant images where there are hypotheses of the existence of oceans, because it was in those oceans, in fact, that the composer thought, hence the original title, canceled to avoid terminological, semantic and scientific controversies!
Autómatos Da Areia (1978/84) 11'38"
Lendas De Neptuno (1987)
Cândido Lima (Viana do Castelo, 1939) is a portuguese composer, pianist, organist, teacher, chronicler, critic, disseminator, essayist and lecturer. He holds a degree in Piano and Composition from the Conservatories of Lisbon and Porto, and a PhD from the Universities of Paris I and Paris IV. Cândido Lima attended internships and courses in electronic music, computer science and music informatics at Universities of Paris VIII (Vincennes), Paris I-II (Paris-Sorbonne and Pantéon-Sorbonne) (1975/1978), CEMAMu, 1978 and subsequent years, and at Ircam (1981/1992). He was a fellow of the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Secretary of State for Culture. He created the northern movement of study trips to the Gulbenkian Encounters of Contemporary Music, with the sponsorship of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation itself. He founded the Música Nova Group in 1973, presenting for the first time in Portugal composers such as Wilfried Jentzsch, Jean-Battiste Barrière, Kaija Saariaho, Pascal Dusapin and instrumentalists like Stefano Scodanibio. In 1982 he collaborated in the coming to Portugal (Porto, Lisbon) of IRCAM and UPIC-CEMAMu. He has written chamber music, for orchestra, choir and orchestra, choir, solo instruments, for voice and instru- ments, theater music, electronic music, electroacoustic and computer. His works Oceanos and A-MÈR-ES, composed between 1978 and 1979, introduce, for the first time in Portuguese music, and in the orchestra, computer media and electro-acoustic media.