It is an honor to present this extended conversation with Félicia Atkinson, whose latest record, The Flower and The Vessel, has just been released on Shelter Press. We discuss her multifaceted art practices, her musical formation, the importance of running an independent press, and the power inherent in stones. Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular […]
via Sound Propositions 016: Félicia Atkinson — a closer listen
This is a wonderful in depth long read for a Sunday or any day afternoon.
Becoming is an Eventful Situation
by RUI HO
Electronic, dance, experimental,
I don’t want to sound cliched so here’s a good description –
” Berlin-based Chinese producer RUI HO makes electronic music that bridges modern club influences with traditional Chinese sounds.”
“My childhood was deep blue and foamy,” writes Serbian composer Manja Ristić. Her memories of Korčula Island are pristine. As she recalls the town streets “positioned in the shape of a fish bone,” and the “natural air conditioning of the Adriatic winds,” one can imagine long, carefree days and nights spent by the sea. But when […]
via Manja Ristić ~ The Black Isle — a closer listen
“In her changed environment, despite sonic pollution, she is still able to find an oasis.” (Richard Allen)
Maybe it’s because I recognise the methods in creating The Black Isle, this is a release that I loved from first listening. Thanks to A Closer Listen it would have otherwise escaped me.
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
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 –
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
Music by Jean Eichelberger Ivey for Voices, Instruments and Tape
Electro-acoustic music is an acquired taste, falling under the same banner as musique concrète and the lesser-used acousmatics. For 20 years, Montreal’s empreintes DIGITALis has been releasing a steady stream of this intricate, fascinating music, bringing award-winning compositions to the attention of larger audiences. But when we write larger, we still don’t mean large. There’s little of the […]
via Sophie Delafontaine ~ Accord ouvert — a closer listen
In order to appreciate electro-acoustics, one must lay aside all preconceptions…
and just immerse yourself in the sound : )