Lionel Marchetti, Train de nuit (Noord 3-683) (MKCD029)

The train is king of sounds; long live the king!
But don’t expect a whole lot of train noises in this piece. This is a serious piece which happens to use train sounds as one of its sources, but only one. There are electronic sounds and people talking, on and off the radio, and bird sounds. You may be interested to know that there are bird calls and train whistles which resemble each other quite closely. Sonic ambiguities are just as interesting as poetic ones, and just as important.

There are some snippets of other pieces in this one, too, one of them so distorted that…

Well, listen to it for yourself; it’s fun.

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