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Jaap Blonk - Polyphtong Album

Performer: Jaap Blonk
Genre: Electronic
Title: Polyphtong
Country: US
Released: 31 Dec 2013
Style: Experimental
Label: Elegua
Catalog Number: ele019
FLAC version ZIP size: 1909 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1634 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 2604 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 611


1Polyphtong II6:39
2Polyphtong V5:02
3Polyphtong VIII4:02
4Polyphtong III4:06
5Polyphtong VII7:45
6Polyphtong VI5:05
7Polyphtong IV5:53
8Polyphtong I8:15


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
Kontrans 460Jaap Blonk Polyphtong ‎(CD, Album)KontransKontrans 460Netherlands2013
ele019Jaap Blonk Polyphtong ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Num)Eleguaele019US2013


  • DesignDavid Font
  • Mastered ByDavid Font, Jaap Blonk
  • Vocals, Electronics, ArtworkJaap Blonk


'Polyphtong' was conceived as a live quadraphonic (four-channel) composition for voice and computer. It was premiered at Stanford University in March of 2012. In August of 2013, Blonk radically reworked the piece to create the stereo version presented on this album. All sounds heard in it are derived from Blonk’s vocals. Spatial placement and movement are extended by electronic means. The phonetic concepts of diphtong and approximant are an important focus in the more meditative sectons of the work. It also uses the techniques of Blonk's cheek synthesizer: many kinds of stereo mouth sounds driven by sheer air, ranging from very low to extremely high pressures. 'Polyphtong' is a continuous piece, but it has been split into tracks for listeners’ convenience.

Comes in cardboard sleeve with tracing paper insert.
Handnumbered edition of 25 signed by Jaap Blonk.


  • Rights Society: Buma/Stemra


Jaap Blonk born 1953, Woerden is a Dutch avant-garde composer and performance artist. Blonk is primarily self-taught both as a sound artist and as a visualstage performer. He studied physics, mathematics, and musicology for a time, but did not complete his studies. One of his early influences was Kurt Schwitters, whose Ursonate he first heard in 1979 he memorized the entire work, and it became one of the cornerstones of his repertory he has recited portions of the piece hundreds of times in. Polyphtong by Jaap Blonk, released 02 December 2013 1. Polyphtong Part 1 2. Polyphtong Part 2 3. Polyphtong Part 3 4. Polyphtong Part 4 5. Polyphtong Part 5 6. Polyphtong Part 6 7. Polyphtong Part 7 8. Polyphtong Part 8 Polyphtong is a purely vocal piece with no electronically generated sounds. It was conceived as a quadraphonic piece for live performance. It was premiered at Stanford University in March of 2012, and solely based on live voice sounds fed into a MaxMSP patch. Includes unlimited streaming of Polyphtong via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 3 days. Buy Compact Disc. Jaap Blonk. Listen free to Jaap Blonk Polyphtong Polyphtong, Pt. 1, Polyphtong, Pt. 2 and more. 8 tracks 46:44. Do you know any background info about this album Start the wiki. Jaap Blonk born 1953 in Woerden, Holland is a self-taught composer, voice performer and sound poet. His unfinished studies in physics, mathematics and musicology mainly created a penchant for activities in a Dada vein, as did several read more. Polyphtong is a jazz related improvcomposition music album recording by JAAP BLONK released in 2013 on CD, LPVinyl andor cassette. JAAP BLONK - Polyphtong. Jazz music community with review and forums. 0 rating 0 review. Album 2013. Filed under Jazz Related ImprovComposition By JAAP BLONK. Songs of Little Sleep - Jaap Blonk. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. His unfinished studies in physics, mathematics and musicology mainly created a penchant for activities in a Dada vein, as did several unsuccessful jobs in offices and other well-organized systems. In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music, and a few years later a real breakthrough occurred: he discovered the power and flexibility of his voice. Artist: Jaap Blonk, Koichi Makigami, Paul Dutton, Phil Minton & David Moss Album: Five Men Singing Year: 2004 00:00 - No Drone Rising 07:34 - Cappa 10: 2013 8 Songs. Electronic 2013. Polyphtong, Pt. 5, Polyphtong, Pt. 3, Polyphtong, Pt. 2, Polyphtong, Pt. 8, Polyphtong, Pt. 4, Polyphtong, Pt