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ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONFERENCE 2016 – CALL FOR PAPERS

 “The story of the genesis and development of electronic/electroacoustic music is often told in the same familiar way. Experiments in musique concrète in Paris and elektronische Musik in Cologne played a central role in European developments, while activities in New York such as those of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, John Cage and his Music for Tape-Recorders group, and Louis and Bebe Barron are frequently proffered as the most prominent American contributions. These activities were significant, of course; but they were not the only progenitors of modern-day electronic music. There are many, many other ways in which the story of electronic music’s history and development could be told…

For example… What does electronic music look like if we focus on the contributions of individuals whose work is less widely known; less widely recognised? What happens if we step away from the Western European and North American institutions that are normally figured as central to the genesis and development of electronic music?

There are many ways in which an ‘alternative’ history could be framed. The purpose of this conference is to explore all possibilities; to focus upon different ways of telling the story of electronic music; to explore its alternative histories.”

The above is a brief outline but does not cover all the themes that could be explored. Please visit the site for further detailed information.

Studio guest: Liz Helman

Missed this but I have checked and you can still listen to the show on NTS and here is the link for FRACTAL MEAT ON A SPONGY BONE http://www.ntsradio.co.uk/shows/fractalmeat/

Fractal Meat

Liz-helman

Studio guest on Friday 20th MArch will be Liz Helman: tune into NTS from 8am to 10am.

Liz Helman is a London-based artist and independent curator working across different media, including photography, video and sound. Manipulating her own recorded and found sound, she constructs atmospheric sound pieces, and in all her time-based media works, she explores the psychological and emotional attachment to place and dwelling. Journeying between recollection and reality, she challenges format driven orthodoxies, fragmenting and layering image and sound to consider the experience of dislocation and displacement.

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AN EAR SPLITTING CRY – SOUNDING OUT ARTICLE

Whilst looking around the web for interesting articles that may fit in with the season on African and Asian Electronic artists, I found this about ululation or Zaghareet, which I found very interesting and nothing to do with electronic music : D

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http://soundstudiesblog.com/2013/05/13/zaghareet/

JAZZ NORTH EAST – WOMEN MAKE MUSIC

JAZZ NORTH EAST

As Jazz North East explain the theremin has not been the instrument of choice for Jazz music creation but Beatrix Ward – Fernandez has seen the potential for Jazz expression. Also on the programme is Zoe Gilby who combines vocals with electronic effects. Should be a very interesting event.

Details here at the Jazz North East site

SHORT DIGEST – SPOTLIGHT ON THE THEREMIN

Part of the Feminatronic Season on the Theremin

SPOTLIGHT ON THE THEREMIN

THEREMIN

THEREMIN WORLD

 

Theremin an electronic odyssey

Excellent article from the BBC News site

Leon Theremin – The Man and the Music Machine

 

Electronic music pioneer Robert Moog built theremins long before he built synthesizers. In the 1960’s, he produced such models as the wedge-shaped Vanguard theremin and the shoebox shaped Moog Melodia theremin. Today, Moog Music Inc. produces the popular Etherwave and Etherwave Plus theremins and kits as well as the new MIDI-enabled Theremini theremin. Other popular models today include PAiA’s Theremax and Burns’ line of B3 theremins.

MUSIC TECH FEST 5-7 SEPTEMBER, 2014

music tech fest

 

MUSIC TECH FEST 5 – 7 SEPTEMBER

The festival takes place on the weekend of September 5 to 7 at the LSO St Luke’s – the home of the London Symphony Orchestra on Old Street – right in the heart of Tech City.

Music Tech Fest is the global “festival of music ideas”. From beatboxing to orchestral innovation, geek punk to sonic arts, the festival is a public showcase of the latest sounds, ideas, experiments, instruments, technologies and performance designs. International musicians, tech companies, labels, hackers and innovators gather for a weekend of hands-on creativity – performing, celebrating and inventing the future of music

As a “festival of music ideas” it brings together artists and performers, academics and thinkers, startups and labels, inventors and innovators. From the latest research to incredible performances by fantastic artists such as Jason Singh, Coldcut, Shlomo, Lossy, Fiona Soe Paing and Eduardo Miranda’s Brainwave Quartet.

It’s a celebration of the future of music – and it’s where the future of music is being invented.

More information to be found on the BARBICAN WEBSITE