“My childhood was deep blue and foamy,” writes Serbian composer Manja Ristić. Her memories of Korčula Island are pristine. As she recalls the town streets “positioned in the shape of a fish bone,” and the “natural air conditioning of the Adriatic winds,” one can imagine long, carefree days and nights spent by the sea. But when […]
via Manja Ristić ~ The Black Isle — a closer listen
“In her changed environment, despite sonic pollution, she is still able to find an oasis.” (Richard Allen)
Maybe it’s because I recognise the methods in creating The Black Isle, this is a release that I loved from first listening. Thanks to A Closer Listen it would have otherwise escaped me.
Tissa Mawartyassari’s Harsh Noise Compositions Are Sonic “Ghost Stories”
“Harsh noise wall is dedicated to “blistering cacophony,” but Tissa Mawartyassari’s compositions can be oddly contemplative.”
Tissa Mawartyassari Bandcamp
via Ladyz in Noyz on Facebook here is a new release if you are into Experimental, harsh noise, harsh noise wall, power electronics
In this incarnation Cronaca Nera is Adriano Vincenti: analog synth and Tissa Mawartyassari is Monica Isabel Sanchez: harsh noise
There was a long thread about pioneers of electronic music on twitter and the usual names cropped up but as is often the case there were names I hadn’t heard of and Jean Eichelberger Ivey is one of those names…shame on me.
On further listening, where have my ears been?
Better late than never for me here –
Jean Eichelberger Ivey
Jean Eichelberger Ivey (1923 – 2010) founded the Peabody Electronic Music Studio in 1967. Dr. Ivey has a large catalog of works in virtually every medium and is frequently represented on the programs of major orchestras and ensembles.
Piano, sounds of nature and electronics
Composer Jean Eichelberger Ivey
A Conversation with Bruce Duffie
Music by Jean Eichelberger Ivey for Voices, Instruments and Tape
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 : )
Kate Carr is a sound artist whose work investigates our relationship with the natural world, and explores place and non-place, being and imagining. Her music is often composed using field recordings and sounds sourced from location. Besides her recorded output and live performances, she has contributed to artist residencies that have taken her all over […]
via Interview with Kate Carr —
Lovely long interview here….
This piece explores sonic transmissions and emissions, radio, morse code, sonar, satellite, blue tooth, and wireless. From our efforts to track and transmit into our solar system using radio, to blue tooth connections across the room, this work examines the ephemeral sonic tools we use and the traces these leave as we attempt to reach each other. It is an ode to the fragility, dynamism and determination encapsulated in the ways we attempt to connect.
Contact is an edited version of a live performance at Radiophrenia Festival in Glasgow on May 15, 2019.