Web Focus – Between Air and Electricity

Several of the loudspeaker sculptures used in Huba de Graaff’s opera Lautsprecher Arnolt. © Huba de GraaffIn her opera Lautsprecher Arnolt (2004) Huba de Graaff decided to have most roles played by loudspeakers. Only the main character—the writer Arnolt Bronnen (1895-1959)—is played by a human actor, Marien Jongewaard. Arnolt himself is literally a “loud speaker”, screaming…

via Loudspeakeroperas by Huba de Graaff — Between Air and Electricity

 

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“BETWEEN AIR AND ELECTRICITY
Cathy van Eck
This site documents examples discussed in my book Between air and electricity – Microphones and loudspeakers as musical instruments. Although most of these pieces and performances are best experienced live, these audio and video documentations might be helpful to get a better understanding of the music.”

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Friday Focus – Ladyz in Noyz

Ladyz in Noyz

It is an ongoing series that celebrates experimental/fringe/noise/sound artists/musicians who are women. The projects represented span the globe and aim to increase gender diversity, visibility, and representation within music and sound arts.

It has further developed into an international inclusive collective network that furthers organizations and individuals with similar missions/interests.

Links to Ladyz in Noyz releases can be found here – http://www.corpuscallosumdistro.com/ladyz_in_noyz.html
Also……
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Happy 80th Birthday Delia Derbyshire

 

 

On the 3rd of July 2001, British composer of electronic music and musique concrète (a form of electroacustic music) Delia Derbyshire died in Northampton, England. Alongside Daphne Oram and Maddalena Fagandini, she was one of the key female figures in the development of electronic music in the twentieth century. In 1962, she joined the BBC […]

via Delia Derbyshire’s Dr Who: Feminism in Electronic Music? — A R T L▼R K

Focus – Teresa Rampazzi

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Teresa Rampazzi

Pioneer of Italian Electronic Music

The long and mesmerizing single piece of analogue electronic music that develops over the two sides of the latest Die Schachtel “silver series” LP is a soundscape composed by Teresa Rampazzi for the artist Diana Baylon’s 1972 exhibition at the modern art gallery “Il Fiore” in Florence (Italy).

Review Reblog – Nomadic Female DJ Troupe ~ Mix One

a closer listen

We’re going on a picnic, yay!  Do we have everything?  Walkman?  Check.  Amplifiers?  Check.  Microphone?  Check.  Circuit board?  Check.  Turntable?  Check.  Wires?  Check.  Okay, looks like we’re set!  *walking, walking, walking*  Hey Francine, this looks like a great spot!  *unpacking*  Click, click, hum, hum, buzz, buzz.  I’m hungry!  Ruthie, did you bring sandwiches?  “…”  Uh oh.  Lisa?  A water bottle?  Anything?  “…”

The women of Nomadic Female DJ Troupe risked everything to bring us creative music: starvation, dehydration, public fine.  To the regular visitors of the park, they are strange women making strange music.  This is not Chicago’s “Saturday in the Park” or The Doobie Brothers’ “Another Park, Another Sunday”.  There is singing, albeit warped, mangled and distorted.  Although Lisa loves karaoke, few would recognize this as song.  Tapes are rewound and abused.  The needle drops and is snatched away.  What in the world is going on?

Separately, the…

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Reblog – Visual Noise 15: Cinechine and Nibiru by Mariska de Groot

Always learn about and discover new artists via nnnoises.com and here is another in the series on visual noise, the artist being Mariska de Groot.

 

 

 

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Intrigued by optical sound, Mariska de Groot [NL] makes and performs comprehensive analog light-to-sound instruments and installations which explore this principle in new ways. Her work often has a reference to media inventions from the past, with which she aims to excite a multi-sensorial and phenomenological experiences in light, sound, movement and space.

CineChine

In CineChine you experience in physical proportions the phenomenon optical sound – an invention of the 1920’s applied in celluloid and synthesizers – where light and sound are a similar. Objects that remind of a disassembled movie machine are positioned in the room. For every exhibition a new side-specific composition is made:

Niburu

Nibiru is a mechanical performative installation wherein simple rhythmical body movements activates a squeaky pendulum drawing machine, that on its turn creates complex mathematical images. Noises of friction are amplified and sound patterns are created by light-sensitive speakers that scan the changing projected…

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Review Reblog – Chrissie Caulfield – Wrong Way Home — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Chrissie Caulfield Title: Wrong Way Home Keywords: violin, experimental, soundscape, live performance website: http://chrissieviolin.info/ With both my ears wide open (and I would suggest you to do the same) I pressed play on the following video featuring a performance by Chrissie Caulfield. I know it’s a video but I decided to focus on the […]

via Chrissie Caulfield – Wrong Way Home — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Good advice here, close your eyes and listen –