Bish Bash Bong in Brum. Advertising sheet for Les Percussions de Strasbourg, 27 Jan 1975.

Bish Bash Bong in Brum. Advertising sheet for Les Percussions de Strasbourg, 27 Jan 1975.
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I was there…brilliant! But I didn’t come out humming the tune of "ionisation" or "continuum". I probably had a headache.
The Eight Inventions were the most famouos piece by Miroslav Kabeláč’, Opus 45. Kabelac 1908-1979 was a little bit too outre for the Post Prague spring period. Edgar Varese needs little introduction, whilst Tona Scherchen or Tona Scherchen-Hsiao) is a female Swiss-Chinese compsoer born in 1938 and who studied with Ligeti and Messiaen. Shen was composed in 1968 and has been recorded by Les Percussions.
The Polish composer Kazimierz Serocki composed his Continuum in 1966. He was also alive at the time (b. 1922, d 1981)
Les Percussions de Strasbourg is a Contemporary Music company founded in 1962 The ensemble is still active in 2010 although all the members would have been too young in 1975 to be part of it.