Horatio Radulescu - Clepsydra / Astray
Romanian composer Horatiu Radulescu (1942-2008) was among the great masters of Spectralism and subharmonics. Great dense orchestral scraping and bowing on two pieces from 1982 and 1983, centered around the ‘Sound Icons’ – pianos standing on their sides, played with bows between the strings. On side A is the hypnotic, otherworldly Clepsydra for 16 Sound Icons (European Lucero Ensemble, dir.: H. Radulescu); on side B, then, is the chamber work Astray for 6 saxophones and Sound Icon (Saxophones: Daniel Kientzy, Sound Icon: Horatiu Radulescu). Comes with a 4-page 12″ booklet.