kontakte vol.1 was an experimental electronic music curriculum geared towards primary and secondary school children, devised by the manitoba research laboratories in winipeg canada and implemented within different school music programes. each module was designed to each of the schools specifications to take advantage of their resources and limited according to budget.
this first volume contains experimental radiophonic music from the brooks academy in oakbank, 15 km from winnipeg composed by students aged 12-16 using various types of electronic equipment such as smi synthi synthesizers, tape machines, modular synthi and various keyboards and overseen by a certain dr. james hall.
despite the young ages of the composers, the music is surprisingly complex and shows playful and sometimes advanced sonic exercises in musical composition and pointillism.
"the pupils were encouraged to work in groups and their selected works were recorded directly onto open reel tape and casette and made available to parents and other interested parties".
an amazing find for anyone interested in early electronic and experimental music. we should have the other volumes up in the near future