Galeshka Moravioff ‘Musiques Plastiques’

01 Musiques Plastiques N°11 (10:40)
02 Musiques Plastiques N°17 (05:10)
03 Musiques Plastiques N°10 (03:30)
04 Musiques Plastiques N°09 (08:30)
05 Musiques Plastiques N°12 (05:50)

Total time: 35:09
LP released 1985 on Cryonic Records, France.

Galeshka Moravioff is a Paris-based composer, film director/producer and painter born in Lugano, Switzerland. He graduated in Ethnology at the Paris University in 1980. His music (including scores for Griffith, Einsenstein, Murnau’s Nosferatu or Fritz Lang’s Metropolis) bears a personnal – eg untaught – approach to composition, occasionaly with the help of electronic. In 2000, he collaborated with Charlemagne Palestine on a film score for a classic russian film by Abraham Room. During the eighties, he released several piano solo records, of which this is Piano Solo vol 2. Purposely subtitled ‘Musiques Plastiques’, the album is a collection of daunting harmonic melodies that retains some of Ligeti’s complexity in more insistent explorations of a chosen chord. Each track evolves around a specific chord and its fundamental, at first exploring the peripheral tonalities, delaying the resolution of the fundamental for as long as possible. ‘Musiques Plastiques’ (‘Musiki Kinamo’ in the unidentified african language translation from the cover) is color music based on tonalities. Enchanting sound carving piano.



7 Responses to “Galeshka Moravioff ‘Musiques Plastiques’”

  1. 1 vespucci May 23, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Thank you very much for this one! I only know Moravioff’s soundtrack for “Nosferatu” which is excellent and that I once posted for Lucky’s blog (“Cineville” at that time, now “Infinity in Sound”) Poor Lucky – he probably expected Mancini, but he got Moravioff, Bokanowski and similiar things… ;-)

    It”s nice to see a release by this musician up.

  2. 2 continuo May 23, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    I’m not familiar with more recent Moravioff, but I understand this LP is less ambient than his film music.

  3. 3 rainier July 4, 2008 at 9:37 am

    thank’s for vol.2

    i know only vol.1 (same covert but rose)

    if you want i can post for you some album

    tell me


  4. 4 continuo July 4, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Rainier, bien sûr je suis intéressé par le vol. 1.
    Pour me joindre :
    teepeesfrp [at] yahoo [point] fr

  5. 6 Stephen Park March 25, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Dear Continuo,

    Many thanks for posting this Moravioff and the
    other volume. The mediafire link on this one
    appears to be down – any chance of a repost?


  6. 7 continuo March 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Hi, Steve. I’m afraid I’m too lazy at the moment to dig in the archives and re-upload anything. Thanks for your interest.

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