The accepted timeline of Twentieth Century experimental music is one dominated by White men; with female composers emerging only after the cultural revolutions of the ’50s and ’60s. And whilst this is no doubt a product of contemporary institutionalized sexism that simply didn’t afford women the same opportunities as Men; thought, as they were, better left to “light music” and whimsical chamber works or perceived … Continue reading Profile: Johanna Beyer – Enigmatic Modernist
On Time Out of Times is a collection of works originally commissioned for Berlin’s gallery Martin-Gropius-Bau’s 2017 Limits of Knowing. An immersive multi-installation exhibition that explored sensory perception, emotion and the borders of our understanding. Part of Evelina Domnitch’s ER=EPR and Dmitry Gelfand’s Orbihedron installations the music featured here takes as sonic raw material, among other things, recordings from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. And … Continue reading News: Latest Album from William Basinski Features 1.3 billion-Year-Old Source Recordings
An offshoot of the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art RWM is a purely Web based Radio project with a focus on arts education. In essence a vast archive of Podcasts, the site is split into a number of Channels or programs much like a conventional Radio platform. Son[i]a is focused on the museum itself and features interviews with artists, documentaries on Philosophical movements within the … Continue reading Radio Web Macba: A nonprofit resource of Radiophonic research and education
Background This Album is the latest in a series of releases exploring the experimental music scene in a given country; with previous volumes shining a light on, among others, the Persian; Latin American and Belgian Electronic undergrounds. These anthologies are the brainchild of Raffaele Pezzella, otherwise known as Sonolygist; an Italian Sound Artist and owner of label imprint The Unexplained Sounds Group. A platform created … Continue reading Review: Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music from the Unexplained Sounds Group.
Prepared Piano, Japanese sound poetry, granular synthesis, two French masters of the Avant Garde, West Coast American Electroacoustic and more… Untitled Piano Carlos Santos Vocailsm Ai Takemitsu Tori Microstructures Włodzimierz Kotoński La Peur Henri Chopin Etude Aux Allures Pierre Schaeffer Alien Bog Pauline Oliveros The Wolfman Robert Ashley Diamorphoses Iannis Xenakis Variations sur 7:elektronische Musik Mayazumi and Moroi Makoto Simultan Roland Kayn Ursonate Kurt Schwitters Continue reading [The Present Continuous Mix]_003_Presence, La
The Avant Garde Project seeks to preserve musical works that have either never seen general release or are out of print. The recordings have been meticulously digitized and are available to download as high-quality 16bit/44000 Htz Flac files.
Alongside the likes of Cage, Stravinsky and Schoenberg the Archive also features a number of fantastic compilations detailing various Electroacoustic movements from around the globe and as such provides lots of undiscovered gems for even the most ardent of fans.
Betrayal~Therapy~Acceptance~Ducks~Machines Continue reading [The Past Imperfect]_003_Emotion
Read more about American Tape music and its pioneering voice Vladamir Ussachevsky here A definitive discography from the Broad field of American Electroacoustic is not easy to compile. Most of the output in the 1950’s and 60’s took the form of compilations or collaborative works; whilst many reissues are no longer in print or of dubious quality. This overview details current CD reissues and downloads. … Continue reading American Electroacoustic (1952-1972) – A Buyers Guide
…the moment you get away from the handicraft aspect of electronic music — …working with tapes and measuring the tape and cutting the tape, and mixing several tape recorders — …the moment you go completely to a keyboard, with the digital availability of various pre-made timbres and so forth, it’s a different attitude. Ussachevsky (1987) A new wave In The autumn of 1952 a concert took place at the New … Continue reading Profile: Vladamir Ussachevsky – American Tape music and the Electro revolution
Featuring Italian Sound poetry from the 1960’s, computer music from the father of FM synthesis,French Electroacoustic, drug soaked beat poetry, Ice cold free Jazz, Granular synthesis, Music for a 1930’s synth and more… Esperienza (1966) Arrigo Lora Totino Turenas (1972) John Chowning Poersie pour Pouvir tras orquestra e tape (1958) Pierre Boulez Death Dwarf (1964) William Burroughs Straight up and down (1964) Eric Dolphy Blind … Continue reading [The Present Continuous Mix]_001_Death Dwarf