The evolution of Electonic Music, in many ways, exists on a parrel timeline to the birth of a post-colonial Africa; both beginning as they do in the years that followed the First World War and flourishing in the decades that followed the Second. They are both narratives of modernity too, of technology, identity and Cultural heritage. Yet as Africa continues to break down those Social, … Continue reading Review: Anthology of Contemporary Music From Africa Continent – The Unexplained Sounds Group
This article is a follow-up piece to Profile: Vladamir Ussachevsky – American Tape music and the Electro revolution Background The history of so-called Electronic music, under the umbrella of which Tape music loosely shelters, is by definition short. The very first Electroacoustic compositions began to emerge in the 1930s with Walter Ruttman’s Weekend (1930) Johanna Beyers mysterious Music of the Spheres (1938) and John Cage’s … Continue reading Profile: Modern Trends In Tape Music and Contemporary Artists in The Field
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
Taking place over the 26th and 27th of January at the University of Greenwich, London; the Conference will feature a series of Talks looking at the art form past and present, alongside performances and seminars. The evening of the 27th also sees a Conference dinner. See below for more prices and contact details. Conference Dinner The conference dinner will be held on Saturday evening. If … Continue reading Electroacoustic Music Association of Great Britain 40th Anniversary Conference
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.
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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
Free Jazz with Soul; Paranoid ramblings; First world problems of a Beat Poet; Dadaesque Noise; The birth of American tape music and more… Music for the Gift Part 1 (1963) Terry Riley Rant #1 (C1961) Francis E. Dec (DJ Doc Britton) I Am a Victim of Telephone (1965) Allen Ginsberg Close Radio (C1973) L.A. Free Music Society Enthusiasm! Excerpt from the Dombass Symphony (1930) Dziga Vertov … Continue reading [The Present Continuous Mix]_002_Ring Ring
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