A new generation …
It’s common to talk about generations, especially in the artworlds. New generations indicate new attitudes and in music: new music. Of course statements like that oversimplify reality, but nevertheless they express some truth. In the world of electroacoustic music, at least in Sweden, this is obviously the case. The history of Swedish electroacoustic music is really the history of relatively well defined generations. And in the history of music making at EMS, the epicentre of electroacoustic music in Sweden, this is certainly so from the start in the late sixties.
This new record from EMS incorporates music from one group within a new generation, the course at EMS (”EAM-linjen”) which graduated in the year 2000 and which after that has kept together and worked on concerts and other projects, as for example this record. It presents eight pieces by eight composers and to put a common label on that of course creates problems – but perhaps one label would be diversity (no aesthetical consensus) and a more relaxed attitude to the concept of Art, not as a piece designed for eternity but for now (and a couple of weeks). Anyhow the music is there, just open your ears, listen to it and forget all this bullshit about generations!
Director at EMS
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