Nachtmuziek Compilation on Nachtstück Records

machtmuziekNachtmuziek is a compilation dedicated to the visionary Dutch composer Dick Raaymakers, who passed away recently. It features music of people connected somehow to the institute of sonology, as well as some guests.

Dick Raaymakers (Raaijmakers) (Maastricht, 1 September 1930–4 september 2013) was a Dutch composer, theater maker and theorist. He is known as a pioneer in the field of electronic music and tape music but he has also realized numerous music theater pieces and has published many theoretical essays.

Nachtstück Records is net label founded in early 2014, working within releasing experimental music under creatives commons licenses, for free download, with possibility for donatives. all the incoming money of our releases, is being donated has been donated to UNICEF until the end of march of 2016. from now onwards, we will be supporting the Processing Foundation. It was founded in 2012 after more than a decade of work with the original Processing software. The Foundation’s mission is to promote software literacy within the visual arts, and visual literacy within technology-related fields — and to make these fields accessible to diverse communities. the goal of processing foundation is to empower people of all interests and backgrounds to learn how to program and make creative work with code, especially those who might not otherwise have access to these tools and resources.

The music has released so far music of Karlheinz Essl, John Dikeman, Gregory Taylor, Colectivo Abaetetuba, Wilbert de Joode and Gonçalo Almeida (among some of the most relevant artists). We plan to collect all our releases at some point and making physical products using flash media drives, which can be shipped and sold for a symbolic price.

Listen to the album, or buy at Bandcamp here