Category Archives: Longlisten

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

Les Chants de Milarepa
by Éliane Radigue
Songs of Milarepa (1983), 139’24

experimental, acousmatic, electroacoustic, electronic experimental, musique concrète

Éliane Radigue (1932-)

Éliane Radigue was born in Paris. She studied Musique Concrète techniques at the “Studio d’Essai” of the RTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry (1956-57). She was married to the painter and sculptor Arman and devoted ten years to their three children. She then worked with Pierre Henry, as his assistant at the Studio APSOME (1967-68). She was in residence at the New York University School of Arts (1970-71), the University of Iowa and the California Institute of the Arts (1973) and Mills College (1998). She has created sound environments using looped tapes of various durations, gradually desynchronising. Her works have been featured in numerous galleries and museums since the late 60s and from 1970, she has been associated to the ARP 2500 Synthesizer and tape through many compositions from “Chry-ptus” (1971) up to “L’Île re-sonante” (2000). These include: “Biogenesis”, “Arthesis”, “Ψ 847”, “Adnos I, II and III” (70s), “Les Chants de Milarepa” and “Jetsun Mila” (80s) and the three pieces constituting the Trilogie de la Mort (1988-91-93). Since 2002, she has been composing mostly acoustic works for performers and instruments. Her music has been featured in major international festivals. Her extremely sober, almost ascetic concerts, are made of a continuous, ever-changing yet extremely slow stream of sound, whose transformation occurs within the sonic material itself.

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

Harbors
by Ellen Fullman & Theresa Wong
2020

experimental, contemporary classical, long string instrument, minimal, new music

“… shifting drones, aberrant melodies and glistening atmospheres.”

SUNDAY AMBIENCE…

Not all Sunday’s have a quiet drift. Sometimes Sunday can sound like this and be challenging in a good way…

GOL, Ana-Maria Avram, Iancu Dumitrescu And Members Of Ansamblul Hyperion – Musique Directe (Full)

Volume 1, hence the title “Musique Directe”, shows the band facing the leaders of Roumenian spectralism Ana-Maria Avaram and Iancu Dumitrescu. Electric and intense spontaneous experiments, on the edge of electroacoustic music and primitive avant-garde.” – Soundohm

THROWBACK TRACKS 18/4/2021

Everything here…to space and back…

Water’s Edge
by Future Shuttle
2011

Spaced


Kissing Infinity
by Mira Martin-Gray
2019

Experimental, noise, ambient, drone, field recordings, glitch, improvised, musique concrete


MANIPULATION
by Lauren Sarah Hayes
2016

Experimental


IX Pieces for UPIC
by Christi Denton
2003

Ambient, experimental, experimental electronic, noise


AUTOSAVE
by may hd
2019

Experimental, bootleg, free improvisation, improvisation, mixtape, noise, sound art


Uno todo tres
by Clara de Asís
2016

Drone. electronic, experimental, ambient, concrete, contemporary classical, drone ambient, electric guitar, electroacoustic, minimal, sound art


LISTENING TO…

UNDER PLASTIC ISLAND
by Jessica Moss
2015

Experimental, drone, long-form, narrative, violin

REBLOG – Else Marie Pade – Electronic Works 1958-1995 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Else Marie PadeTitle: Electronic Works 1958-1995Keywords: electronic, avant garde, experimental Else Marie Pade brings us on a journey through her electronic works made in 1858 to 1995. I guess we could ask uncle Google to spot out more information about this artist, but let’s be an alternative in the information age and just be […]

Else Marie Pade – Electronic Works 1958-1995 — Yeah I Know It Sucks

As usual a different take on the works of Else Marie Pade but this is one of the best descriptions of her music…

Dangling on the fine line of enjoyment and captivating interest. Things ploink and plink like smooth lines of water drips with enough sparkles to widen up your iris. Things play like electronic breaths that give life to the silence, that shovel around the furniture of vibrating sounds with great expense, leaving you in a state of mind that is equally reached when listening to the soundtrack of a strange movie in which you feel disoriented and yet firmly at home.“…

Yes…Indeed.

and finally…

Constance Demby – http://www.constancedemby.com/

It’s with sadness that I write that one of my long term heroines has died. Constance Demby was an important pioneer of electronic New Age and Spacemusic, a composer, multi instrumentalist and instrument builder.



RECENT LONGLISTENS

There’s something quite satisfying setting aside some time to immerse yourself in a deeply evolving longer play and Wednesday afternoon has become one of those times for me. Here are a few of my recent suggestions to sit down, sit back and escape into….

Realm of Perfume and Lights
by Anna Peaker
2019

Experimental, drone


2H is Liz Helman and Steph Horak
Electronic, experimental, drone, processed field recordings


Affection in a Time of Crisis
by Carmen Villain
2020

Electronic, experimental, ambient, cosmic, deep listening,


Drone, electronic, ambient