Logos ‘Pneumafoon Project’

Logos 'Pneumafoon Project' LP front coverVarious  PneumaphonesMoniek Darge performingLogos 'Pneumafoon Project' LP liner notes

  1. Concerto For Pneumaphones And Organ (22:40)
    Organ: Johan Huys
    Pneumaphones: Guy De Bièvre, Moniek Darge, Tom Flamant, Inge Kerkhove, Wim Belaen, Rik Deschynck, Hans Vuylsteke
  2. Pneumaphone Performance (24:40)
    Pneumaphones: Kattie Couck, Moniek Darge, Tom Flamant, Godfried-Willem Raes

Total time 47:20
LP released by Igloo Records, IGLOO 050, Ghent, Belgium, 1987

Part pneumatic sound sculptures, part large wind orchestra, the Pneumafoon Project (Flemisch for Pneumaphones) was created by Logos, the duo of Belgian Godfried-Willem Raes and Moniek Darge in 1983. It is a collection of up to 24 inflatable cushions in bright colors (yellow, red, orange, green) connected to various sound mechanisms: latex membranes, horn resonators, single or double reeds, flutes, mirlitons, sirens, etc. The main sonic caracteristic of the Pneumaphones is variable pitch, obtained through variable air pressure and specific altering pitch devices (water in plastic tubes or ping-pong ball on spring for instance). The whole project was premiered in 1983 in Essen, and then toured Europe (Brüssels, Eindhoven, Bonn, Stuttgart, Ferrare) and Canada (Toronto’s Music Gallery, 1984). It was reactivated in recent years during several live performances and installations (including Lille, France in 2008 and Manchester, UK in 2009 – see here).

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See also:

  • IGLOO 056 Moniek Darge ‘Sacred Places’ >
  • IGLOO 007 Leo Küpper ‘Kouros et Korê/Innominé’ >
  • Godfried-Willem Raes round up >
  • Musicworks #30 ‘Sound Constructions’ >

8 Responses to “Logos ‘Pneumafoon Project’”

  1. 1 Jesus Christ September 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    You rule, thanks!

  2. 4 continuo September 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Familial, même.

  3. 5 Rob September 26, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Just the right side of the ‘Theatrical/Bizarre’ axis, with a strong undertow of the avant garde classical’s furrowed brow. Humourous finish on the palate, supplied by the beautiful and extensive documentation…thank you sir.

  4. 6 continuo September 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for visiting these shores, Rob.

  5. 7 The Great Baarsini April 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    After finding this on here a while ago I recently found the actual LP which I had to buy. And it’s really great!

    So thank you for pointing it out for me!


  6. 8 continuo April 11, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    It’s amazing the amount of good music you can find when not looking for CDs!

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