Andre Stordeur; Complete Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-2000Sub Rosa
SR 395 CD
Triple Compact Disc Set
Another installment in Sub Rosa's Early Electronic series: the complete works, for the most part previously unreleased, by a key composer of Belgian electronic music.
André Stordeur was born 1941. His musical career started in 1973 with a tape composition for the soundtrack to Gordon Matta-Clark's film Office Baroque. Later in the 1970s, he participated in avant-garde music ensemble Studio voor Experimentele Muziek, founded in Antwerp, Flanders, by Joris de Laet. Since 1980, Stordeur has composed exclusively on Serge synthesizers -- either a Serge series 79 or a Serge prototype 1980, which Serge Tcherepninbuilt for Stordeur. In 1981, Stordeur composed the soundtrack to Belgian director Christian Mesnil's documentary Du Zaïre au Congo. He studied at IRCAM in 1981 with David Wessel and then flew to the US to study with Morton Subotnick.
Stordeur became an influential sound synthesis teacher and, in 1997, completed his Art of Analog Modular Synthesis by Voltage Control, a guide to everything modular. Complete Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-2000 includes Stordeur's only album, 18 Days, originally released in 1979 by Igloo, and two discs of previously unreleased material: Analog and Digital Works 1980-2000 and 6 Synthesis Studies Circa 2000.