Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet - Manège

Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet was a group consisting of siblings François and Bernard Baschet and Jacques and Yvonne Lasry. The Baschet brothers were inventors of instruments (namely the Cristal Baschet), while the Lasry siblings were more conventional percussionists, and together they produced eerie musique-concrète, informed strongly by classical composition (the album No.4, from which Manège is taken, features interpretations of Vivaldi and Bach compositions). The group were a success, producing music for the Jean Cocteau film Le Testament d'Orphée and also supposedly being approached to produce the original Doctor Who theme (which of course was eventually performed by The Radiophonic Workshop). This piece, Manège, is like a trip on a haunted carousel, characterised by creepily disjointed percussion and homemade metallic inventions.

Label: BAM
Year: 1965
Genre: Avant-Garde, Classical, Musique-Concrète

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