David Tudor - Neural Synthesis Nos. 6-9
Avant-Garde, Contemporary Classical, Electronic, Experimental | EAC (APE,CUE + FLAC) NO LOG, NO SCANS | 1'03"14+1'03"51 | 234 MB + 268 MB Filefactory | LOVELY Music | 2 CD (WinRAR) | Released 1995
Performed by David Tudor; produced and recorded by David Tudor and John D.S. Adams. Binaural and stereo mixes on 2 CDs.
This recording combines the art of music, the engineering of electronics, and the inspiration of biology. In it, David Tudor orchestrates electronic sound in ways analogous to our biological bodies' orchestration of consciousness. The performance originates from a neural-network synthesizer conceived and built especially for Tudor. He surrounds this synthesizer with his own unique collection of electronic devices, and in the recording on this CD made for headphone playback, he uses a new binaural technique for translating sound into out-of-head localizations in which sound seems to originate from specific, changing points within a space around the listener.