Oscillations The History of Electronic Music, when taken as a whole, consists of parallel strands of evolution; with notable schools of composition and technological innovation germinating in climates unique to their respective cultural and literal geographies. To this, we might add a level of discourse that groups these disparate narratives together through the techniques and equipment employed. The use of magnetic Tape in composition, for … Continue reading Profile: EMS and The English Synthesiser Revolution
All of us are Possessed with two strands of memory, the personal and the collective. The former creates our narratives, the latter our Histories. And in the Liminal space between these records of our past, exists the gap into which promised futures fall. For those of us who grew up in the bleak, austere Britain of Callaghan and Thatcher this dichotomy of memory is exemplified … Continue reading Review: Ufology – Grey Frequency
An ongoing project from the Canadian Electroacoustic Comunity, Sonus features nearly 3000 works from over 1000 composers currently working in the fields of Electroacoustic, Musique concrete and other experimental sound practices. Tracks can be browsed via a conveniently embedded player and each composer has a Biography with links to his or her other works. Create an account and gain access to the playlist function and, … Continue reading Sonus – An Online Jukebox of Contemporary Electroacoustic Music
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
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.