lunedì , 16 Dicembre 2019

Radio

Ray Cathode | Waltz in Orbit

B-side to the 7″ vinyl single ‘Time Beat’ by Ray Cathode (1962, Parlophone, UK) Cat#: R 4901 Written by B.B.C. Radiophonics Produced by George Martin “Waltz In Orbit” was written especially for this release. It was credited to the pseudonym “Ray Cathode”, actually Maddalena Fagandini and future Beatles producer George Martin. Fagandini worked at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The single …

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Maddalena Fagandini | Interval Signal

Maddalena Fagandini,  was one of the more unsung of the pioneering women producers and composers who developed the techniques and sounds of electronic music in the early days of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. There’s some confusion about the precise dates of her residency in Room 13, the Workshop’s hideaway within the big barn of the Maida Vale studios. This is …

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Ritratto di Città, Studio per una rappresentazione radiofonica (1954).

“E’ molto difficile spiegare come succeda e perchè succeda. E’ anche molto difficile sorprenderlo, scoprirlo. Parlo naturalmente di quel minuto, o di quell’ora, o di quel secondo, non importa, in cui a ogni nuovo risveglio di mattino la città si ritrova tutta, improvvisamente e con sorpresa, coperta dal silenzio.” Con queste parole comincia Ritratto di città, il racconto, lo spettacolo …

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Velimir Khlebnikov

Viktor Vladimirovich Khlebnikov was born in 1885 in Malye Derbety, Astrakhan Governorate, Russian Empire ( in present-day Kalmykia). He was of Russian, Armenian and Zaporozhian Cossack descent. He moved to Kazan, where he attended school. He then attended school in Saint Petersburg. He eventually quit school to become a full-time writer. Khlebnikov belonged to Hylaea, the most significant Russian Futurist …

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Maddalena Fagandini – Ideal home exhibition

Maddalena Fagandini (1929-2012) was an electronic musician and television producer. She was employed by the BBC in the early 50s as part of their Italian Service before becoming part of the pioneering BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1959. Her work with the Radiophonic Workshop involved creating jingles and interval signals, using musique concrète techniques, for BBC radio and television. In 1962 …

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Salvatore Martirano – L’s GA for Gassed-Masked Politico, Helium Bomb and Two Channel Tape

Salvatore Giovanni Martirano, internationally acclaimed American composer, was born on January 12th, 1927 in Yonkers, NY, a son of Alexander and Mary Mazzullo Martirano. He died at the age of 68 on Friday, November 17th, 1995. Professor Martirano studied composition with Herbert Elwell at Oberlin College (1947-51), Bernard Rodgers at The Eastman School of Music (1952), and with Luigi Dallapiccola …

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Delia Derbyshire

“Sono sempre stata appassionata della teoria del suono, anche ai tempi del liceo. L’insegnante di fisica si rifiutò di insegnarci l’acustica, ma la studiai da sola, e mi riusciva bene. Era un misto di parte matematica e di musica. Inoltre, la radio è stata il mio amore sin da quando ero bambina, perché venivo da una famiglia umile, avevamo pochi …

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