Category Archives: Soundcloud

National Poetry Day..at least here

National Poetry Day gives me an excuse to repost a couple of playlists and a favourite of mine by electronic music pioneer Ruth White : )

Words translated from Charles Baudelaire, “Brumes et pluies” (Mists and Rains) Cover artwork by Henri Matisse.

‘late autumns, winters, springtimes steeped in mud,
o drowsy seasons i love and i praise you…’

 


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


 

#Rolemodels – Lena Platonos

Lena Platonos is a Greek musician, pianist and composer and pioneer of Greek electronic and art music. She took a leading role in the electronic music scene in the 1980s, while her work constituted an inspiration for Greek electronic musicians in the subsequent decades. (Wikipedia)

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Lena Platonos and the secret sound of Greek electronica

Thanks to reissues by labels like Dark Entries and Into The Light Records, this electronic pioneer is reaching new audiences. Sarah Souli tells her story.

Wonderful overview here on Resident Advisor


Released in 1984, ‘Μάσκες Ηλίου’ (‘Sun Masks’) was Lena Platonos’ first record to feature her own words and vocals… “I began to reverse my thought process, to let melodies fade out, to turn to minimalism, to experiment on my Yamaha C60 synthesizer and a variety of “boxes” which I used to change the sound of my voice as well as the sound of the synthesizer” says Lena. The album featured experiments with different sounds and a new batch of electronic equipment, such as the legendary Roland TR 808 drum machine.


Lena Platonos – Shadow Of Blood



The album is made exclusively using analog synthesizers and heavily features the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine. Lena narrates each song, reciting her own surreal Greek poetry with unique skill.

 

Everything recommended : )

Listening to…Sophie Delafontaine ~ Accord ouvert — a closer listen

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 : )

Reblog – International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

There is always just so much posted on IWD and increasingly I feel overwhelmed by all the sheer amount of articles and playlists. However, here’s one that covers mostly Classical artists, some who use electronic processes but also covering several platforms such as Vimeo, Bandcamp and SoundCloud, all in one post. Concentrating on Australian composers – Really worth checking out.

Website  –  Making Waves – Discover New Australian Music

 

The theme for International Women’s Day in 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. Happy International Women’s Day! The team would like to acknowledge that lists such as these invariably exclude more composers than they promote. However, we embrace the opportunity to reflect on the striking music featured by female-identifying composer in Making Waves playlists and the Making Conversation […]

via International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

 

Listening to…

 

“Bribri Meditation” Deconstructred – Susan Campos Fonseca

Electroacoustic

Music and poetry by Marvin Camacho Villegas
“Meditación Bribrí” (1985-86) by solo contrabass
José Saavedra, contrabass, piano, voice
Ronald Bustamante & Carla Alfaro, electronics
Susan Campos-Fonseca, producer & music director
Sounddesign by Ronald Bustamante
Special colaboration with:
“IV Encuentro sobre estudios sonoros y creación experimental” (November 2017), Escuela de Artes Musicales, Universidad de Costa Rica.
Bernal Chaves -Laboratorio de Experimentación Sonora

Art cover: “Sibö” by Adrián Arguedas (Picture by Susan Campos at Marvin Camacho`s home in Turrialba)

Live performance –

 

Playlist #97 – Artist Alphabet – B is for…

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –

It’s 2019 and I’m taking stock this year – To make sure that I’m giving space for as many artists as possible and to try and listen to new one’s, Feminatronic will be focussing on Artists alphabetically throughout the year on all platforms.

Here I’ve updated the letter B(pt1)…
As with all the playlists, they are jumping off points to discoveries. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next….follow up on “sounds like”….see who’s following, many artists follow other artists….

Artists are BLEIE, Bella, Blankets,Natasha Barrett, Beast Nest,Natalie TBA Beridze, Loise Bulot,Sandra Lanuza Badarji,Anna Bo, Tullia Benedicta, brthln glnds, Georgina Brett, Bad@Maths, BEAM, Dendera Bloodbath, Louis and Bebe Barron, Sarah Boothroyd,Bohemian Cristal Instrument, Myriam Bleau, beepblip, Zoe Blade, Ka Baird, Cecile Babiole, Sophie Birch, Rose Bolton, blechdom,BAASSIK,Rachel Boyd, Lea Bertucci and BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM.