CENTRE HENRI POUSSEUR - Centre Henri Pousseur: 50 Years

"Henri Pousseur and Pierre Bartholomee founded the Centre de Recherches musicales de Wallonie In 1970; it was renamed Centre Henri Pousseur in 2010. The Centre is the only artistic institution in Belgium that is completely dedicated to the development and performance of mixed music; the year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of its unceasing efforts in the service of this particular field of musical creation. The Centre has selected eight mixed compositions, each of which was developed in the Centre's studios in Liège by and with composers closely associated with the institution, from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, from Flanders, and from other countries. This release not only highlights some of the most recent developments in mixed music, but also recalls the musical originality of Henri Pousseur, the Centre's founder: one of his most important mixed compositions was updated by the Centre on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death in 2019. We are sure that this well-filled release -- it contains more than two hours of music -- will be a fine testimonial to the special character of the Centre Henri Pousseur and to its close and lively collaborations with composers and performers. Features: Claire Bourdet - violin; Kim Van den Brempt - piano; Wibert Aerts - violin; Galle Hyernaux - guitar; Frederik Croene Elisa Medinilla - piano; Toon Fret - flute; Vincent Royer - viola; HERMESensemble conducted by Koen Kessels; Karin de Fleyt (flute), Peter Merckx (clarinet), Marc Tooten (viola), Nicolas Dupont (violin), Stijn Saveniers (cello), Gaetan La Mela (percussion), Geert Callaert (piano), Patrick Delges, Xavier Mees, Gilles Doneux, Jean-Marc Sullon (electronics)." - Etcetera Records .

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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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