Category Archives: Focus

On the radar…Tissa Mawartyassari

Tissa Mawartyassari’s Harsh Noise Compositions Are Sonic “Ghost Stories”

“Harsh noise wall is dedicated to “blistering cacophony,” but Tissa Mawartyassari’s compositions can be oddly contemplative.”


Tissa Mawartyassari  Bandcamp


 

via  Ladyz in Noyz on Facebook here is a new release if you are into Experimental, harsh noise, harsh noise wall, power electronics
In this incarnation Cronaca Nera is Adriano Vincenti: analog synth and Tissa Mawartyassari is Monica Isabel Sanchez: harsh noise

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#Rolemodels – Jean Eichelberger Ivey

There was a long thread about pioneers of electronic music on twitter and the usual names cropped up but as is often the case  there were names I hadn’t heard of and Jean Eichelberger Ivey is one of those names…shame on me.

On further listening, where have my ears been?

Better late than never for me here –

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Jean Eichelberger Ivey

Jean Eichelberger Ivey (1923 – 2010) founded the Peabody Electronic Music Studio in 1967. Dr. Ivey has a large catalog of works in virtually every medium and is frequently represented on the programs of major orchestras and ensembles.


Piano, sounds of nature and electronics


Composer Jean Eichelberger Ivey 

A Conversation with Bruce Duffie

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Music by Jean Eichelberger Ivey for Voices, Instruments and Tape

Reblog – Interview with Kate Carr —

Kate Carr is a sound artist whose work investigates our relationship with the natural world, and explores place and non-place, being and imagining. Her music is often composed using field recordings and sounds sourced from location. Besides her recorded output and live performances, she has contributed to artist residencies that have taken her all over […]

via Interview with Kate Carr —

 

Lovely long interview here….

 

 

This piece explores sonic transmissions and emissions, radio, morse code, sonar, satellite, blue tooth, and wireless. From our efforts to track and transmit into our solar system using radio, to blue tooth connections across the room, this work examines the ephemeral sonic tools we use and the traces these leave as we attempt to reach each other. It is an ode to the fragility, dynamism and determination encapsulated in the ways we attempt to connect.

Contact is an edited version of a live performance at Radiophrenia Festival in Glasgow on May 15, 2019.

Listening to…

Windblow
by Ekin Fil

Artist notes:

“Windblow corresponds to an audible feeling of the mingling of different perspectives of an image or various perceptions of a sound from different angles.”

Thanks to A Closer Listen I came across Longform Editions an Australian distributor of longform listening tracks from a diverse range of artists.

“Longform Editions is a collective for deep listening – an ongoing series creating a space for extended, immersive music pieces from around the world”

Music that demands you sit and really immerse yourself in the soundworlds created.

Reblog – International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

There is always just so much posted on IWD and increasingly I feel overwhelmed by all the sheer amount of articles and playlists. However, here’s one that covers mostly Classical artists, some who use electronic processes but also covering several platforms such as Vimeo, Bandcamp and SoundCloud, all in one post. Concentrating on Australian composers – Really worth checking out.

Website  –  Making Waves – Discover New Australian Music

 

The theme for International Women’s Day in 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. Happy International Women’s Day! The team would like to acknowledge that lists such as these invariably exclude more composers than they promote. However, we embrace the opportunity to reflect on the striking music featured by female-identifying composer in Making Waves playlists and the Making Conversation […]

via International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

 

Listening to…

Thanks to A Closer Listens’ review of both Isthmus and Nocebo ( reviews here) I’m listening to something devastatingly beautiful.

 

” 9T Antiope consists of Iranian musicians Nima Aghiani and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo. The main focus of the band is on experimental music, using layers of acoustic instruments, electronics and combining them with vocals and lyrics, in order to narrate tiny bits or huge landscapes of the chaotic worlds they vision, along with their inhabitants.”

 

9T Antiope Bandcamp

9T Antiope on SoundCloud

 

 

 

Reblog – Chosen One: Julia Kent — FRACTURED AIR

 

JK: I’m always interested in processing organic textures and combining them with electronic textures in a way that blurs the boundaries between both, so that it’s hard to tell where one leaves off and the other begins.”

FRACTURED AIR

 

 

“Creative work–whether it’s making music or writing or performing physically–can sometimes produce its own chronology and in that way seem to escape time.” —Julia Kent Words: Mark Carry Last month saw the eagerly awaited return of world-renowned Canadian cellist and composer Julia Kent’s fifth studio album, ‘Temporal’: a deeply transformative journey into our very being […]

via Chosen One: Julia Kent — FRACTURED AIR