Mesias Maiguashca; Oeldorf 8Creel Pone
CP 213 CD
Issued by the Dutch "Nea Mousa Promotion Centre for Contemporary Music", the initial 1976 issue of this music documents the 8th meeting of "The Oeldorf Group" of Composer-Performers Pëter Eótvös (whose "Cricket Music" graces Creelpolation 1), Joachim Krist, Dietrich Frische, Gabriele Schumacher, and Mesias Maiguashca, who met annually at the barn pictured on the cover to workshop & perform each other's pieces from 1971 on.
The two-part "Oeldorf 8" suite, composed in 1975, is a thing of wonder; from the outset, Maiguashca's spoken introduction of the players & concept gets slowly eroded by errant, pointillist electronic sound - composed that year at the storied WDR - which then lets loose for a good 10 minutes before a swarm of slowly rising held tones c/o the players acoustic arsenal slowly comes to the fore.
On the second side, the acoustic sounds - patiently, elegantly state their cases across a good half of the segment until a rising pulse-wave drone essentially annihilates the more nuanced phrasing & slowly builds to an almost Roland Kayn-esque climax of raw oscillator gristle. Such polarizing music from such an unassuming cover!