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EVENT – “Can Composition and Performance be Research?” Forum, November 25th, London

Some interesting thoughts here about the process of composing and funding. Should be a lively debate…

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“Coffee and synths. KayoDot album “Hubardo” recording, 2013-06-13″ by Daniel Means – Flickr: Coffee and synths. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/

Try to imagine a research funding application from Arnold Schoenberg. Research question: ‘can I make music in which all pitch classes are played equally often?’. In his article ‘Composition is not Research’ John Croft challenges a conception and ideal of compositional work in academia (download the PDF article).

The incongruity between the act of composition and the way we are required to portray it has not gone unremarked: the advice you’ll receive from a seasoned composer-academic is simply to make up some nonsense to get the money, and then forget the nonsense and write the piece you wanted to write in the first place. The problem with this is not just that funding goes to those most adept at writing nonsense, but that it is…

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CONFERENCE NEWS – Alternative Histories of Electronic Music

Hurry deadline is nearly here to submit papers and be part of creating an Alternative Electronic History or even to correct the history : )

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International Conference: Alternative Histories of Electronic Music: 15–16 April 2016, The Science Museum Research Centre, Queen’s Gate, London. Call for papers (Deadline: 31 October).

"Clavecin électrique" by Original: Jean-Baptiste Delaborde: https://goo.gl/tXtrhw “Clavecin électrique” by Jean-Baptiste de Laborde in 1761 – https://goo.gl/tXtrhw

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. Read More.

Invited Speakers: Sarah Angliss, Georgina Born…

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REBLOG – Electronicgirls Label: CALL FOR SOUNDS

This looks both interesting and a challenge.

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f07aabf7-e35b-4cd7-a678-0c2a2bc1721aI am pleased to share this CALL FOR SOUNDS received from my “electric” friends ELECTRONICGIRLS

DEADLINE 25.12.15

On the occasion of its 6th anniversary, Electronicgirls is pleased to announce Pleiadi: call for sound, a project aimed at the realization of a new release in free-dowload from January 9th.

This year we seek the generation of a collective sound piece: Pleiadum Constellatio. Participants will be asked to submit a 6 minute piece of music composed following the Instructions for the Realization by Johann Merrich.

Each piece of music can be heard individually or in a collective track format, a single body of sound made by the sum of each submitted piece.

The complete work will be presented during electronicgirls release party – 6th anniversary of the netlabel.

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PIONEERS OF EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC – Musica Endoscopica (Limited Vinyl Edition) by TERESA RAMPAZZI – LP

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Teresa Rampazzi

Although it is very difficult to get hold of Teresa Rampazzis’ music you can hear samples of her work here.

Thanks to Laura Zattra  for highlighting the Italian Pioneers of Electronic Music on her blog.