Monday, June 3, 2013

François and Bernard Baschet ‎– Structures For Sound (Boîte à Musique, 1965)

François and Bernard Baschet, or the Baschet Brothers, are two instrument builders from France. Bernard (b. 1917) is an engineer and François (b. 1920) is a sculptor and together they have been collaborating on instrument inventions and sound sculptures since the early 1950s. This 10" record was a promotional disc released The Museum of Modern Art, NY in conjunction with an exhibition of the brothers' works. Four of the featured pieces were composed by Jacques Lasry and two by Daniel Ouzouzoff. The diagram and corresponding notes shown above are the instruments used on these recordings. My apologies for the occasional noise on this transfer. This was a thrift store find. I think it can still be enjoyed regardless. Download.