G.E.M.S. (Group of the Electronic Music Studio), initiated by John Oliver, Claude Schryer and Alcides Lanza in May, 1983, is a composer / performer chamber ensemble specializing in electroacoustic works, especially those created using the resources of the McGill University Electronic Music Studios.Choral (9 with Voices), A CapellaInternationally-acclaimed Vancouver clarinetist performs the music of Pierre Boulez, Paul Dolden, Giorgio Magnanensi, and John Oliver. Houle has taken the idea of Boulez' "shadow dialogue" as inspiration for a program of works where the sound of his clarinet becomes the core of rich sound textures.This disc is more than a collection of short pieces; it presents a synthesis of new electroaccoustic creation as it is practised in all its forms. - Jean-François Denis & Claude SchryerGreat label, superb compilation of all new music artists on the label. — Earwaves online magazineSecond Earsay compilation including fresh evocative electroacoustic works by six Earsay artists.Icicle Blue Avalanche rolls over the listener with extraordinary, sculpted sounds. The collection features both electroacoustic studio works and solo electric/MIDI guitar and live electronics.
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