About Else Marie Pade (b. 1924) is one of the pioneers of electronic music in Denmark. From the beginning of the 1950s, she, in close co-operation with technicians and assistants on Radio Denmark, produced a substantial amount of concrete and electronic music, partly in the shape of independent works for radio broadcasts, partly in the shape of accompaniments to various radio dramas. So far, the music has only existed on tapes in the archives of the Danish Radio; this CD is thus the first ever musical documentation of her work.
Reviews It’s an important release, documenting the activities of a pioneering spirit. Henrik Marstal and Ingeborg Okkels provide excellent accompanying essays. It’s a matter of some comfort that Pade, eighty next year, is still here to receive the homage. (Fanfare Magazine)
The music is at once gipping, exciting and the unfolding of it is a constant delight (Classical Music Web)
De musikalske midler er begavet valgt og virker stærkt (Dansk Musiktidsskrift)
Uafrysteligt (Ekstra Bladet)
Credits Recorded at the Danish Radio, Lab. III, 1957-1958 Remixed at DIEM, Århus, 2002 Recording producer: Else Marie Pade Sound engineers: Sven Drehn-Knudsen, N.H. Hansen, Jens Banke and Helge Rasmussen Remix: Claus Pedersen