Early electronic works : Nommos, Visiting

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...
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CD Early electronic works : Nommos, Visiting Leon Craig

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  • Leon Craig
  • Ring with three concentric dics
    6:25
  • Donkeys beating cups
    6:19
  • Nommo
    7:18
  • Four eyes t osee the afterlife
    15:20
  • She wears a hemispherical skullcap
    6:49
  • One hundred steps
    4:50
  • Region of fleeeing civilians
    4:33
  • Three small coins
    6:43
  • Visiting
    4:54
  • Derails suggest fidelity to fact
    2:31
  • The customs of the age disturbed
    7:45
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CD Early electronic works : Nommos, Visiting Leon Craig

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 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!

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Leon Craig

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Collection: APARTE
Original title: Leon Craig, Early electronic works : Nommos, Visiting
1 CD - 1h 14mn 0s
upc/ean. 3149028049626
ref. AP083
Release Date: 22/04/2014