National Poetry Day gives me an excuse to repost a couple of playlists and a favourite of mine by electronic music pioneer Ruth White : )
Words translated from Charles Baudelaire, “Brumes et pluies” (Mists and Rains) Cover artwork by Henri Matisse.
‘late autumns, winters, springtimes steeped in mud,
o drowsy seasons i love and i praise you…’
Announcing funding of £42,600 awarded by The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a programme of activities and events to celebrate the late Delia Derbyshire’s 80th anniversary year.
via Announcing: Delia Derbyshire 80th birthday electronic music heritage project — Delia Derbyshire Day
“The story of the genesis and development of electronic/electroacoustic music is often told in the same familiar way. Experiments in musique concrète in Paris and elektronische Musik in Cologne played a central role in European developments, while activities in New York such as those of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, John Cage and his Music for Tape-Recorders group, and Louis and Bebe Barron are frequently proffered as the most prominent American contributions. These activities were significant, of course; but they were not the only progenitors of modern-day electronic music. There are many, many other ways in which the story of electronic music’s history and development could be told…
For example… What does electronic music look like if we focus on the contributions of individuals whose work is less widely known; less widely recognised? What happens if we step away from the Western European and North American institutions that are normally figured as central to the genesis and development of electronic music?
There are many ways in which an ‘alternative’ history could be framed. The purpose of this conference is to explore all possibilities; to focus upon different ways of telling the story of electronic music; to explore its alternative histories.”
The above is a brief outline but does not cover all the themes that could be explored. Please visit the site for further detailed information.
Here are a few of the Events that have come to my attention via Twitter lately and decided to also post here in case you missed them.