Alvin Lucier - Bird And Person Dyning LP


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Label: Dialogo

Of all the historic labels associated with experimental music, few have garnered as much affection, or as devoted a following, as the Italian imprint Cramps. Its catalog reads like a who's who of the 1970s musical avant-garde, housing seminal albums by John Cage, Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Giusto Pio, Demetrio Stratos, Juan Hidalgo, Robert Ashley, Walter Marchetti, Cornelius Cardew, Raul Lovisoni / Francesco Messina, Alvin Lucier, Derek Bailey, and so many more, the vast majority of which have remained largely out of print and nearly impossible to obtain for decades.

The Milan based imprint, Dialogo, has begun a stunning series of vinyl reissues from Cramps' Nova Musicha series - dedicated to contemporary avant-garde composers - and they are back with yet another, the long-awaited reissue of Alvin Lucier's seminal work, Bird and Person Dyning, issued by Cramps in 1976 as the 11th instalment of their Nova Musicha series.

Easily one of the most important works in the entire canon of 20th Century experimental music and out of print for decades, this is a truly historic event. Issued by Dialogo in a limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl, with fully remastered audio, housed in a gatefold sleeve that beautifully reproduces the original design and features pictures taken by Roberto Masotti, complete with brand new English translations of the original liner notes, those who want it better move fast. This one is going to fly.

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