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YOU MIGHT LIKE TO READ…

Here is another of my occasional posts about articles you might be interested in –

Excellent overview from an oft overlooked pioneer of electronic music on Sound Art Zone, which is itself a mine of information about all things sound art related.


Radiophonic Ladies by Jo Hutton – Sound Art Network

Arushi Jain on Identity, Indian Classical Music & Modular Synthesisers
Words by Chal Ravens

https://composer.spitfireaudio.com/en/articles/arushi-jain-on-identity-indian-classical-music-modular-synthesisers


Pauline Anna Strom’s Music Created Portals to New Worlds by Robert Ham · February 17, 2021 on Bandcamp Daily


BJörk on ‘Biophilia’ and Making Music Interactive – The Icelandic icon speaks to Hans Ulrich Obrist about her revolutionary interactive LP ‘Biophilia’ in this interview from 2011.- Electronic Beats



and finally…

Sad news about the premature death of Sophie and her sounds have been today’s ambience –


If you want to listen to more and read about this extraordinary creative human being here is a good introduction –

Sophie: 10 of the greatest tracks by a genius of pop’s expressive power
From productions for Charli XCX and Gaika to Sophie’s emotionally shattering solo works, we celebrate a truly singular artist who has died aged 34
Ben Beaumont-Thomas
The Guardian 30th January 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/30/sophie-10-of-the-greatest-tracks-by-a-genius-of-pops-expressive-power

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

Some Good Reads…

A little update…I’m still here but like many I’m taking stock of things.  In the meantime, here’s some reading that you might be interested in –

Mayanne Amacher Petra

Maryanne Amacher – Petra – The experimental composer’s Petra steps inside a cyberpunk cathedral. by Geeta Dyal

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Holly Herndon

Bristol in Stereo // Holly Herndon
Published on Apr 25, 2019

Holly Herndon talks about PROTO and not messing up the next internet in Bristol’s live and new music magazine.

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Chipzel has spent a decade making incredible music with Game Boys

 “I thought it was super cool and really punk, and really futuristic and weird and nerdy,” she says of discovering the chiptune scene. “I just loved everything about the aesthetic.”

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kate-bush
Kate Bush – http://www.katebush.com/

Kate Bush’s Never For Ever: From Promising Artist to Innovator and Influential Producer  – November 11, 2020

Sam Liddicott explores the importance of this now forty year old release and Kate Bush as writer, performer and producer.

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Wendy Carlos’s Switched-On Bach topped US classical charts for three years.

‘She made music jump into 3D’: Wendy Carlos, the reclusive synth genius

“She went platinum by plugging Bach into 20th-century machines, and was soon working with Stanley Kubrick. But prejudice around her gender transition pushed Wendy Carlos out of sight”

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Angélica Negrón--Photo by Catalina Kulczar

Resonance: Angélica Negrón and the Poetics of Musical Automata (November 2020)I Care If You Listen

“The world is fortunate to have artists like Angélica Negrón who continually expand what is possible in the arts, and thus the human experience.” Read more from Sun Yung Shin on ICIYL!

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Book Cover
Between Air and Electricity
Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments
Cathy van Eck

Cathy Van Eck – Between Air and Electricity is open access now, free and downloadable per chapter, you’ll find it here:

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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…

 

 

Beatriz Ferreyra – Argentinian Pioneer of Electronic, Tape and Electroacoustic music.

Reblog – Ana Mazzotti’s Smooth Samba-Jazz is Rescued From Obscurity — Bandcamp Daily

The Far Out label reissues two LPs by the disciple of Hermeto Pascoal.

via Ana Mazzotti’s Smooth Samba-Jazz is Rescued From Obscurity — Bandcamp Daily

 

Not strictly electronic, but sometimes I think it’s good to plug something you really like and vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ana Mazzotti is one such artist.

Brazilian jazz, latin soul, world, bossa nova, brazilian funk, jazz latin, samba, soul-jazz

Reblog – Teresa Rampazzi’s voice and her unique piece “Taras” — laura zattra

Curious to hear what Teresa Rampazzi’s (1914-2001) voice sounded like? This is a unique opportunity. This audio track I’ve uploaded on SoundCloud is part of a radio programme aired in 1985 “Le nuove frontiere della musica” (New frontiers of music; director: Tonino Delfino). Rampazzi and Delfino are discussing her piece “Taras su tre dimensioni”. The […]

via Teresa Rampazzi’s voice and her unique piece “Taras” — laura zattra


Here are a few links that you may be interested in courtesy of Laura Zattra –

laura zattra
music – sound – musicology


Teresa Rampazzi Website

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Teresa Rampazzi

Teresa Rampazzi Facebook Page 


Short stories of electronic music #2 | A music perfectly edible: photography by Teresa Rampazzi by by Johann Merrich