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Feedback Studio Koln Volume 10: Music With Live Electronics
"Fritsch dedicated the tenth volume of the series to live electronic works that were composed for the most part even before the founding of Feedback Studios. At the beginning there is 'Duet' for viola (1961), defined as 'Opus 1' by Fritsch. The work grew out of an experimental handling of the viola and established the first of a series of compositions that would integrate Fritsch's tape recordings into live performances, sometimes supplemented by improvisation. 'Madrigal Triste' (1963) also provides an example of Fritsch's interest in translation from text to music: letters and syllables of the eponymous poem by Charles Baudelaire are transformed into oboe tones. An accompanying audiotape changed the sound of the oboe with the means of the electronic studio and leaves 'a kind of imaginary space oboe sound' emerge. The complex work 'Partita' (1966) demonstrates Fritsch's description of live-elekronischer music as 'a new kind of chamber music, the instruments along with traditional musical instruments includes various electronic components transformation.' As a 'transition elements' Fritsch uses special contact microphones, filters, regulators, and a delay-and-feedback system. All five compositions on this CD address the connection between musician and instrument in the new age of electronics, creating previously unheard sounds and timbres."