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
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
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
Weekend is not a piece that often features in discussions concerning the history of Electroacoustic music. It, however, predates the French School of Musique Concrete by at least a decade and is perhaps the only work of its kind recorded in the so-called “optical medium”; an early method of encoding sound onto cine-film. Originally commissioned and broadcast by Berlin Radio Hour, the piece was two years in the making and completely unique. Its’ … Continue reading Walter Ruttmann’s Weekend: The Genesis of Sound Collage and Radiophonic Art.
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 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