Imperial Horizon

from SIRÈNE by Robert Curgenven



B2: Beethoven’s “Eroica”, Symphony No.3 in E Flat, Opus 55, 2nd movement, conductor Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony Orchestra (78rpm shellac/acetate - HMV D.B. 5948, year unknown) with pipe organ. Mixed at Trewetha, August 2013.
Originally Beethoven was to dedicate Opus 55 to Napoleon, but upon his proclamation as Emperor of France this honour was withdrawn and the piece retitled “Eroica”.

Caliban was the original inhabitant of the island to which Prospero is banished and he is forced to become the servant of Prospero...


from SIRÈNE, released May 19, 2017


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Robert Curgenven

Curgenven's work emphasizes physicality, our embodied response to sound & its relation to location, air, weather & architecture; including works produced for National Gallery of Australia, Palazzo Grassi Venice, Sydney Festival, Maerzmusik & Transmediale Berlin. The Wire (UK) surmises “behind the music lurk such [disparate] presences as Alvin Lucier, King Tubby, Murray Schafer and Eliane Radigue.” ... more

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