Having a focus on the Theremin on all platforms this week so I am reposting some old and new posts this weekend starting with this –
Rockmore was without peer as a performer in the early decades of the instrument’s use. While many listeners have heard the theremin played poorly or used mostly as a spooky special-effects device, Rockmore used it to perform classical works. Under her control, the theremin sounded like a blend of the cello, violin and human voice.
THE NADIA REISENBERG AND CLARA ROCKMORE FOUNDATION
This is the review –
Various Artists – Italian experimental underground 015 survey – volume II.
Courtesy to Yeah I Know it Sucks for this find.
As always, the review is quirky and to the point, which is refreshing and led me to these explorations into experimental electronic music, with some familiar names and some I am going to look up.
Here are a couple of artists on other compilations that you may be interested in –
Although it is very difficult to get hold of Teresa Rampazzis’ music you can hear samples of her work here.
Thanks to Laura Zattra for highlighting the Italian Pioneers of Electronic Music on her blog.
I was thinking about the Sounding Out post and about the Fluxus movement and here is a wonderful modern piece utilising the body as an instrument.
If you visit the Infinite Greyscale site here, you can read further about the release.
There is a great review at A Closer Listen and worth a revisit (as I did today).
There is a good overview of the album here at Time Released Sound
If you go to Bandcamp there are many other releases including the first release Sleptis
As part of the season highlighting the huge variety of experimental electronic artists I came across this piece by Elizabeth Veldon and it connects well with a pioneer of experimental electronic muisc – Eliane Radigue.
– “Eliane Radigue is one of the finest living composers”