Iannis Xenakis - Electronic Works 1: La Legende d’Eer
The sound materials of a La légende d’Eer stem from three sources: instrumental sounds, noises, and electronically generated sounds. The work suggests an initial departure, a journey, and a final return. Xenakis surrounds the work with a compilation of five texts, reflecting or reacting upon each other across the distances in time, space, and culture which separate them. This new stereo mix was created by Gerard Pape – director of Xenakis’ CCMIX studio in Paris – from the original analog master tape. The analog master was transferred at high-resolution 96khz/24-bit sound for the optimum quality, revealing details not heard in the previous stereo CD release (now deleted). Use of the original master tape restored almost 2 minutes and 30 seconds to the piece, released here for the first time.