V/A – Danske Båndamatører (Danish Tape Amateurs) 1959–1976 [LP]

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Båndamatører fra Fredericia Båndamatørklub 1967 - foto Mogens Gaardbo.jpg
Båndamatøren Uffe Nissen (ved båndoptageren) og en kammerat - foto Uffe Nissen.jpg
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Båndamatører fra Fredericia Båndamatørklub 1967 - foto Mogens Gaardbo.jpg
Båndamatøren Uffe Nissen (ved båndoptageren) og en kammerat - foto Uffe Nissen.jpg
båndamatatøren Uffe Nissen - foto Uffe Nissen.jpg
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V/A – Danske Båndamatører (Danish Tape Amateurs) 1959–1976 [LP]

32.00

Label: Institut For Dansk Lydarkæologi

Format: LP

Year: 2018

“The tape amateur movement contains a forgotten and unheard chapter of Danish music history, which among other things show that Danish electronic music was well alive outside the large institutions and was not limited to the already known, classically trained, electronic composers such as Else Marie Pade, Per Nørgård, Gunner Møller Pedersen, a.o. The works of the tape amateurs represent a very different musical and technical approach, both in composing and to the tape medium, where as hobbyists people have mainly worked by trial and error, as well as exchanging tips and tricks with each other.

The release presents a selection of sound experiments made by Danish tape amateurs from 1959 to 1976 and uncovers the history of how ordinary people – typically young men – engaged in the exploration of sound as a plastic material, at home or in the tape amateur clubs. The pieces on the record represent – in addition to their historic relevance – both astonishing musical qualities and display a bubbling curiosity and sense of imagination. Aesthetically, the span is wide: from humorous and narrative sound collages to abstract and contemplative electronic compositions with clear inspiration from the contemporary electronic music and musique concréte at the time. Furthermore the works seem to be classic examples that technical constraints often call for creativity, and that relatively advanced results can be made with very limited means.”

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"When the reel-to-reel tape recorder became commercially available in Denmark in the 1950s, having the tape recorder as a hobby became a widespread phenomenon and in the following decades thousands of people recorded sounds and music, and experimented with cutting and splicing tape, both at home and together in so-called tape amateur clubs. Some also made sound collages and experimental music, exploring the tape recorder as a musical instrument in itself.

On June 26th the Institute for Danish Sound Archaeology is releasing the compilation Danish Tape Amateurs 1959-1976. The release uncovers the history of the tape amateurs with a selection of tape works, as well as an extensive essay by Danish composer Jonas Olesen, who through a comprehensive work of ‘sonic excavation’ and countless phone calls has assembled the history of the tape amateur clubs and the sonic and musical experiments."

  • 180g vinyl
  • 12 page booklet of photos and an essay by Jonas Olesen
  • Download code for MP3s and PDF of essay
  1. Jesper Hendze – Sindssyg Musik  / Insane Music (1976) 04:07
  2. Mads-Erik Michaelsen – Classical Tune (1975) 01:11
  3. Ole Steen Peterse – Kontraster / Contrasts (1976) 02:28
  4. Benny Jensen – Tape Electrophonie (1971) 02:16
  5. Kaj Ellermann Christensen – Krigssymfoni / War Symphony (1974) 03:13
  6. Carsten Elbro – Contrapunctus 1 (1972) 02:56
  7. Arne Juul Jacobsen –  Rejse til abstraktionernes land / Journey to The Land of Abstractions (1959) 03:34
  8. Peter Henriksen & Carsten Elbro – Electronic Greensleeves (1971) 01:45
  9. Anders Møller – Barndom i krig / Childhood in War (1969) 05:09
  10. Poul Otto Udsen – Lydjægerens mareridt / The Nightmare of the Soundhunter (1961) 03:13
  11. Holger Sindbæk – Landskab med sommerfugl / Landscape with Butterfly (1972) 04:40
  12. Arne Juul Jacobsen – Elektronisk natur / Electronic Nature (1966) 03:45