Michel Magne-L'interdit, Delectation suave pour une mor Heureuse-1977 ( l'expression, Strassbourg LP)
A lovely and rather rare lp by French Composer Michel Magne .... best known for his film scores ,including most infamously the soundtrack to "Barbarella"
picked up years ago in a junk shop , including a signed score printed on heavy cotton rag.
Magne was a friend and Collaborator of French Neo-Dadaist Yves Klein and also Collaborated with jazz musicians , did some arranging for pop bands , as well as composing purely electronic pieces.
From the 40's onwards he was evolving a concept of so called visual music, on paper quite similar in many respects to the bahaus visual-aural synthesis of a Klee or a Kandinsky except with sound as the prime element.
A cursory google search.. reweals that quite a bit of his film and pop orientated work is up on blogs ..
including a particularly engaging collaboration with jazz pianist Martial Solal, at OIR.
A dreamlike music which builds slowly from small cells that appear to float as if suspended in time , odd intervals , Microtones .. and Glissandi Galore ..
unusual instrumentation ... Also..texturally reminiscent of Claude debussy's late chamber music,
Marie-Claude Vallin soprano
A-L'interdit (the forbidden, my trans)
B-Delectation suave pour une mor Heureuse.. ( Suave anticipation of an early death-my trans)
AThe notes refer to these performers as having a record out of work by Haubenstock -ramati, as well as a recording of Schoenberg's pierrot lunaire.
Magne @ Myspace