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Weekend links 89

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A drawing from Bestiario Moderno by Domenico Gnoli (1933–1970). RIP Russell Hoban. Nina Allan celebrates a favourite writer while David Mitchell, writing in 2005, pays tribute to Riddley Walker. For me the gulf between Hoban and many of his contemporaries could be measured by his entry in the Writer’s Rooms feature the Guardian Review was […]

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A playlist for Halloween: Orchestral and electro-acoustic

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Bluebeard (1982) by János Kass. I thought I might not be able to do a fresh playlist this year, so much has already been covered by the previous lists (see the links below to earlier posts). The search for new tonalities and timbres in 20th-century orchestral music led many composers to produce works that sound […]

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Weekend links 76

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Despite appearances I’m still doing bits of design and layout work for various musicians. In the past week I’ve been trying to reorganise this sprawling website a little so it’s easier to add new work quickly and easily. One recent job was more layout than design, a CD and vinyl package for a Roly Porter […]

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Automates Ki

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Following the post last week about the Gamelatron, Masha left a comment referring me to the similar, if less harmonious, Automates Ki systems of Canadian composer Maxime De La Rochefoucauld who describes his constructions as “musical robots activated by inaudible frequencies”. He also says: Ki is a japanese concept : roughly, it is the invisible […]

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The Gamelatron

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The Gamelatron at Galapagos Art Space March 2009. Photo by Gisella Sorrentino. A laptop-controlled gamelan orchestra by Zemi17 aka A. Taylor Kuffner. See it in operation here. (Is it Gamelatron or GamelaTron? Their spellings differ…) The GamelaTron is the fruit of a collaboration between The League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR) and the composer […]

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Cristalophonics: searching for the Cocteau sound

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The enigmatic hibiscus: Le Testament d’Orphée (1960). Here’s a conundrum for you: what connects Jean Cocteau, Ravi Shankar, Doctor Who and March of the Penguins? Read on and all will become crystal clear…. This latest { feuilleton } examination of the byways of musical culture isn’t concerned so much with an individual artist, more with […]

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The Ondes Martenot

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At Wikipedia. At 120 Years of Electronic Music. At Peter Pringle’s site.

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