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Subject: Re: [motm] 2001 (Was: guru's of electronic music )

From: Fred Becker <mach25@...>
Date: 2000-04-16

A bit off-topic, but I have the LP of this "alternate" 2001 music. It is
not directly related to the movie, but rather a spinoff album. Or perhaps
it did pre-date the movie. There is no date on the cover, as Columbia
never did that. So here are detail from the sleeve:

Front Cover:

ORMANDY / Philadelphia Orchestra / BERSTEIN / New York Philharmonic /
Perform Selections from 2001 A Space Odyssey
With the Greggs Smith Singers
Added Electronic Effects by Morton Subotnik
Music from Blomdahl's Opera
ANIARA / An Epic of Space Flight in 2038 A.D.
Electronic and Concrete Effects By Swedish Radio
Stereo MS 7176

Back Cover:

MUSIC FROM TWO SPACE SPECTACULARS / From one of the most acclaimed motion
pictures of this generation / Music from Stanley Kubrick's Epochal Film
"2001: A Space Odyssey"/Plus/An orchestra/electronic suite of highlights
from "The first operatic excursion into the world of outer space" (Time)
Karl-Birger Blomdahl's "Aniara."

Tracks Side 1:

Electronic Prelude by Morton Subotnik
R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 (Opening), 2:16
Ligeti: Atmospheres, 6:49
Electronic Interlude
J. Strauss: The Blue Danube Waltz Op. 314, 5:22
Electronic Interlude
Ligeti: Lux Aeterna, 8:28
Electronic Interlude
Katchaturian: Adagio from "Gayne Ballet Suite, No. 2, 5:40
Electronic Interlude
R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 (Opening), 2:16

Tracks Side 2:

Blomdahl: Suite From "Aniara," 19:40

Columbia Records has been awful about rereleasing a lot of their past
catalog. There are many classical and modern albums from them on LP that I
would love to have on CD some day. This is one.


At 05:02 PM 4/15/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Ken here, on hand with your Sci-Fi Soundtrack Trivia Hour.
>Oh, yeah: the other 2001 music was a pre-release album that I would love to
>have---a friend's father had it, so I heard it about 28 years ago. Side one
>was music ostensibly composed for 2001 by Morton Subotnick, but my memory
>fails and it might have been something else by him, like bits of "Silver
>Apples" or something. It may even have been orchestral "Also Sprach..." etc.
>with Subotnick making sounds between the tracks, I'm really drawing a blank
>on it right now. Getting old.
>Side two was a suite of the best excerpts of the space Opera ANIARA by
>Karl-Birger Blohmdahl, without singing, just orchestral and the three
>musique concrete "Mima Tape" sequences. It was hearing that on this
>particular album that sent me on a decades-long quest to find Aniara (see my
>review of the book on Amazon if interested).