Betha Sarasin & Bruno Spoerri - AX+BY+CZ+D=0 LP 25124

Betha Sarasin & Bruno Spoerri - AX+BY+CZ+D=0 LP 25124
This previously un-travelled and un-promoted aural thesis documents a one-off 1982 collaboration between the Zurich born music technologist Spoerri and theoretical material mechanic Miss Betha Sarasin as they collectively embrace computer technology to the advantage of their individual artistic disciplines resulting in a series of startling melodic and non-melodic peices using electromagnetically oscillated stainless steel “instrument sculptures”.

For Spoerri enthusiasts this record presents the musician in a new light. AX+BY+CZ+D=0 (AKA Kunst Am Computer) both sonically and stylistically reveald a darker side to Spoerri’s music pre-flecting the recent favour for “industrial” and “drone” aesthetics in contemporary experimental recordings and bridging a comparative unison with other unconscious European contemporaries such as Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Giuliano Sorgini and Egisto Macchi (from Italy) and Igor Wahkewich and Richard Pinhas (from France) and the darker Czech soundtrack work of Zdenek Liska. In equal measures this LP also retains the unmistakable personality of Bruno at his most uninhibited including the signature sounds buried in his earlier construction site sample experiments and his ongoing relationship with Arp technology and Bill Bernardi’s Lyricon 1 wind synth that was simultaneously being utilised and developed in the US for Suzanne Ciani, Roland Kirk, Michał Urbaniak and new-age electronic artist Kat Epple, again, sonically unifying these forward thinking pioneers.