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Musique Mixte (1966 - 1970)
Henri Pousseur
Musique Mixte (1966 - 1970)
Sub Rosa
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January 2009

Two bizarre compositions for voice, pianos and various electro-acoustic devices (filters, tone generators e.t.c..) from pioneer of the avant-garde Henri Pousseur.

The two pieces featured on Musique Mixte are magnum opuses in Pousseur's body of work, though they are seldom heard - Jeu de Miroirs de Votre Faust has been unavailable for a long time, while Crosses of Crossed Colors is released here for the first time ever.

'Already for Couleurs Crois?es, my initial idea was to add an amplified voice to the orchestra, a voice that could stand up to it and would clarify and explain the meaning of the piece, in the form of a black Baptist minister-style preach. So, besides the voice ("black," if possible), we have: 5 pianos, whose assembled parts reuse almost all the harmonic-rhythmic contents of the orchestral piece.' Henri Pousseur

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