Category Archives: Recommends

Sunday Ambience

Eliane Radigue – Born 24th January, 1932

Octopus
by Helene Breschand / Eliane Radigue / Kasper T. Toeplitz

Experimental, avant-garde, classical, electronic, improv, postmodern


Sunday Ambience

Hildegard Westerkamp – Kits Beach Soundwalk (1989)


ENTER
by itta

ambient, deep listening, drone, healing music, new age

And finally…

Pauline Anna Strom

1946 – 2020

fINALLY POSTING…

I’ve been looking through some of my drafts in a bit of a tidy up, and have found many that, for some reason, I forgot to post, like this one…Now’s as good as any…

National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Sept. 14, 2019 –

Laurie Spiegel: (1945- ) A composer whose work appears on NASA’s “Golden Record,” (shipped out on the Voyager spacecraft) Laurie Spiegel is known worldwide for her pioneering work with early electronic and computer music systems. A cutting-edge thinker, her experience with early analog electronic music systems led Spiegel to innovate musically and instrumentally. She has focused largely on interactive software that uses algorithmic logic as a supplement to human abilities, thereby expanding access to creative expression for a far greater number of people than was previously allowed through traditional methods of musical training. The aesthetics of musical structure and cognitive processes have also been a focus of Spiegel’s work. Spiegel’s work has been re-issued, having appeared in the popular Hunger Games movies, highlighted in the 2018 BBC Proms, and featured in various museum settings where the intersection of electronic music compositions, the machines, and software used to create those compositions, and the visual arts have come together in harmony.


Four Electronic Artists Reflect on the Influence of Composer Laurie Spiegel

Laurie Spiegel


Listening to…

No. 4
by christina vantzou

soundtrack, slow light, omnidirectional

I have been revisiting some articles from sites I have followed these past 8 years and came across the Christina Vantzou interview from March 2016 on Sound Propositions / A Closer Listen, well worth checking out here. I had posted it at the time but it spurred me to go check out new releases and here is this afternoon’s listen.

Here’s the review of No4 on A Closer Listen too.

Listening to…

Chimères (pour ondes Martenot)
by Christine Ott

Alternative, cinematic, electronic, experimental, ambient, avant-garde, contemporary, electronica, ambient minimalism, modern classical, neo-classical, noise, ondes martenot, soundtrack

Lovely review here at A Closer Listen

My short review –  How fresh and new sounding is the wonder that is the  ondes martenot on this beautiful release : )

 

Spotlight On…

Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey

Sound Artist, DJ, Sound Play

” uses field recordings and found sounds and are inspired by ideas and reflections on silence and absence, architectural urban spaces, and feminist activism. Her electroacoustic compositions are created for a variety of forms, including multichannel and mixed media installations, moving image soundtracks, live performance and dance ”

Ain Bailey

British Music Collection 


Dr Norah Lorway

Dr Norah Lorway

Lecturer, Researcher, live Coding, drones and beats

Music on the xylem record label

norah lorway


Anna Xambo

Anna Xambo, PhD
” Senior Lecturer at DMU. Experimental electronic music maker. Co-Founder of WoNoMute at NTNU. Co-Founder of online records label Carpal Tunnel.”

pyr247 – H2RI  Generated music using her self-built tool MIRLC

 

 

Anna Xambó

 

 

 

Listening to…

A day of complete contrasts…

You may be interested in –

015: Maggi Payne

An interview with Maggi Payne… Tone Glow. May 11 2020


 

Insane Creatures

Dark trance, electronic, forest psychedelic, psychedelic, trance, psy forest, psytrance, modular synth, synth.


 

Tibetan Book of the Dead, experimental, musique concrete, voice.

 

Beatriz Ferreyra ~ Echos +

At the moment, like many, I find myself taking a step back and reflecting on how to move forward but not sure how my little journey in sound will progress.
In the meantime I am using my time to catch up and revisit sites and reviews I have missed, this being a case from A Closer Listen.
Actually, I spent this afternoon listening in full to Echos+ and it seems sonically to reflect the mood.

a closer listen

There’s a memorial aspect to acousmatic sounds that can lead towards a conceptual end-point usually avoided by Schaefferian humanism: the severing of the sound from its source is a kind of death. Echos + is an in-depth exploration of their afterlife, the composer turned into a caretaker (without the apocalyptic overtones of the famous project of the same name) dedicated to the consideration of sounds’ new state. Like a written document, the recording marks an aural element’s transition from life into its other, a technological aid that turns preservation into an art of re-signification. To care for these sounds in death is not to simply reproduce them, nor is it to circumscribe them in a narrative about mourning for the loss of a certain world, but to help reconfiguretheir meaning in a context that is no longer their own.

Echos +is made up of three pieces that work precisely…

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Listening to…

Kaija Saariaho – Petals for solo cello and electronics [1988] | International Contemporary Ensemble from ICE on Vimeo.

Performed by:  Katinka Kleijn, cello