40 Years Of Women In Electronic Music

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Avant-garde and outsider arts site UbuWeb has shared a 40+ year audio retrospective of women in electronic music.

Women In Electronic Music 1938-1982, originally broadcast on April 1, 2010, features the work of Clara Rockmore, Bebe & Louis Barron, Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, Eliane Radigue (above), Suzanne Ciani and many others.  Continue reading

The History Of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Pioneers of Sound is a short documentary that looks at the history and influence of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was originally created in 1958, to create sound effects and music for radio. It was closed in March 1998, because other alternatives had become available.

Since then, several of the original members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop have regrouped as an electronic music group, Radiophonic Workshop.

Tangerine Dream Lives; Band Plans To Continue After Death Of Founder Edgar Froese

tangerine-dream-froese-franke-baumannSeminal German synth group Tangerine Dream will live on, after the death of founder Edgar Froese, say the surviving band members.

The group will also be working again with Peter Baumann, who was part of Tangerine Dream from 1971-77, as part of the much-loved Baumann, Franke & Froese period.

The group made the announcement in the Tangerine Dream newsletter: Continue reading

The Legacy Of Tod Dockstader, On The Art + Music + Technology Podcast

tod-dockstaderThe legacy of Tod Dockstader is the subject of this episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.

Dockstader died recently, at the age of 82, leaving behind a body of work that he described as ‘organized sound’.

In this podcast, host Darwin Grosse talks with Justin Brierley, who spent a lot of time with Tod Dockstader before his death.

Justin Brierley had been interacting with Dockstader and his daughter Tina for some time, starting with his interest during a stint at school. He subsequently was able to work with Tod’s computer (containing much unreleased material), but perhaps more importantly he was able to spend time with Tod before his death, talking about music and more. Continue reading