Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Moondog - Moondog (1956)

Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) was a blind street musician (that preferred to compose his scores in braille) and made various field recordings (mostly of New York City at street level) interspersed with tribal drumming (that sounds like it was made on drum machines, which at the time weren't invented yet- it's just maracas and clave here) and actual melodies as well, with pianos, animal noises, ocean waves, etc. (see: Musique concrète).

Moondog was way ahead of his time...


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