Synchronisms No. 5

Ray Des Roches, Richard Fitz, Claire Heldrich, Donald Marcone, and Howard Van Hyning, percussion; Harvey Sollberger, conductor

Back when the country’s leading scientists and astrophysicists were gearing up to launch the first manned mission to the moon, Mario Davidovsky was busy tinkering in the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, brewing up some cosmic energy of his own for Synchronisms No. 5. Expect the sort of well-aged beeps and splats that only carefully spliced tape can provide, woven into a texture of live percussion. It’s out of this world.

—RN