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by Jaap Blonk

Lifespans is a mesmerizing and hallucinating piece of electronic music. Listen to it at a fairly loud volume, or with headphones, and you will hear myriads of voices and melodies, never repeating themselves.
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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1. Lifespans 1st 5 Minutes
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2. Lifespans 2nd 5 Minutes
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3. Lifespans 3rd 5 Minutes
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4. Lifespans 4th 5 Minutes
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5. Lifespans 5th 5 Minutes
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6. Lifespans 6th 5 Minutes
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7. Lifespans 7th 5 Minutes
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8. Lifespans 8th 5 Minutes
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9. Lifespans 9th 5 Minutes
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10. Lifespans 10th 5 Minutes
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11. Lifespans 11th 5 Minutes
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12. Lifespans 12th 5 Minutes
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13. Lifespans Ending
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Lifespans is one continuous piece, but for the listener's convenience track starting-points have been placed at 5-minute intervals.

Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer, performer and poet.
He went to university for mathematics and musicology but did not finish those studies.
In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music.
A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds.
From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well.
He took a year off of performing in 2006. As a result, his renewed interest in mathematics made him start a research of the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and poetry.



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