Jack Ellitt “Sound Constructions” digital/CDR



Shame File Music presents for the first time the surviving recordings of one of the twentieth century’s forgotten pioneers of electronic music. These recordings have had only minimal remastering in the interests of presenting them as close to their original form as possible.

In speaking of form in sound we mean a construction of selected sound colours used irrespectively of any of those laws and dogmas of harmonic and melodic progression which have until recently been inherent in all forms of music. The ear can accept or reject a progression of various sounds without reference to preconceived laws. This can be disputed only by those who have restricted their powers of hearing with tight-laced musical values – Jack Ellitt, “On sound” Life and Letters Today 13(2) (1935) 182

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