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Craig Leon: Early Electronic Works - Nommos Visiting

Leon
Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Aparte   Catalog #: 83   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nommos is an electronic work based in speculative fiction. It was inspired by a 1970s New York exhibition devoted to the art of the Dogon people of Mali. The Dogon are renowned for their cosmogony and for their sculptures evoking their religious beliefs, received from extraterrestrial visitors, known as the Nommos, a group of amphibian humanoids who came to them from the region of the double star Sirius. This very unusual work was written in 1979 by the American-born record producer, composer and arranger, Craig Leon, who explains: ‘It was not constructed as a piece based on Dogon or other African music. Rather it was an attempt to imagine the music that the Nommos brought with them to Earth from their home planet, thereby influencing the Read more development of our own music. A simple melodic and harmonic structure was used, in conjunction with repetitive two-bar rhythmic patterns.’ The result is breathtaking! Read less

Works on This Recording

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Nommos by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
2.
Ring with three concentric dics by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
3.
Donkeys beating cups by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
4.
Four Eyes to See the Afterlife by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
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She wears a hemispherical skullcap by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
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One hundred steps by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
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Region of fleeeing civilians by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
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Three small coins by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
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Visiting by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
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Derails suggest fidelity to fact by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)
11.
The customs of the age disturbed by Craig Leon
Performer:  Craig Leon (Electronics)

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