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.
Here’s some Sunday reading as part of the Pioneers of Electronic music season:
Feminatronic has a YouTube Channel which this months playlist is highlighting female electronic artists who use Field Recordings in their work.
Artists included are –
Sarah Angliss, Hildegard Westerkamp, Jo Thomas, Annea Lockwood, Christina Kubisch, Mira Calix, Janet Cardiff, Susan Philipz and Yuko Nexus 6.
These tracks may not wholly be about Winter but do remind me of it.
OK humour me, this may not be electronic but it is as near to the original Robert Burns’ version that I could find.
Happy New Year and thanks for all the support.
See you in 2015