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May 11, 2021 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM

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SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS: Pioneers of Electronic Music

Electronic Music Pioneers & Their Protégés

Inspired by the new documentary by Lisa Rovner!

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3:03 AM
Elizabeth Parker - Radio Blackburn
Elizabeth Parker Radio Blackburn
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Soundhouse BBC Records 1983
Elizabeth Parker is a UK composer and sound designer in the field of incidental, theme and film scores. She worked at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop from 1978 until the workshop's closure in 1998. She was the last composer to leave the workshop. She is best known for providing special sound for the BBC science fiction series Blake's 7.
3:04 AM
Delia Derbyshire - Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 14
Delia Derbyshire Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 14 Delia Derbyshire
The Synth and Electronic Recording Exchanges
An English musician and composer of electronic music, she carried out pioneering work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop during the 1960s, including her electronic arrangement of the theme music to the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who.
3:06 AM
Daphne Oram - Phensic
Daphne Oram Phensic
The Oram Tapes, Vol. One Young Americans 1961
As a co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Daphne Oram became a central figure in the evolution of electronic music. She was one of the first British composers to produce electronic sound, and was a pioneer of musique concrète in the UK. Her uncredited scoring work on the 1961 film The Innocents helped to pioneer the electronic soundtrack. Oram was the creator of the Oramics technique for creating electronic sounds using drawn sound, a sound recording created from images drawn directly onto film or paper that were then played back using a sound system. She was also the first woman to independently direct and set up a personal electronic music studio, and the first woman to design and construct an electronic musical instrument. In her book An Individual Note of Music, Sound and Electronics (1971) she explored philosophical themes related to the physics of sound.
3:07 AM
Daphne Oram - Oramics Demonstration (Excerpt)
Daphne Oram Oramics Demonstration (Excerpt) Daphne Oram
The Oram Tapes, Vol. One
3:08 AM
Daphne Oram - Ascending and Decending Sequences of Varying Nature vi
Daphne Oram Ascending and Decending Sequences of Varying Nature vi
Electronic Sound Patterns (Remastered) Trunk Records 2013
3:09 AM
Daphne Oram - Rhythmic Variations i
Daphne Oram Rhythmic Variations i
Electronic Sound Patterns (Remastered) Trunk Records 2013
3:10 AM
Delia Derbyshire & Anthony Newley - I Decoded You (Moogies Bloogies, Pt. 2)
Delia Derbyshire & Anthony Newley I Decoded You (Moogies Bloogies, Pt. 2)
Moogies Bloogies - Single Trunk Records, UK 2014
3:11 AM
Delia Derbyshire - Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 3
Delia Derbyshire Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 3 Delia Derbyshire
The Synth and Electronic Recording Exchanges
3:14 AM
Delia Derbyshire - Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 8
Delia Derbyshire Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 8 Delia Derbyshire
The Synth and Electronic Recording Exchanges
3:15 AM
Delia Derbyshire - Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 20
Delia Derbyshire Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 20 Delia Derbyshire
The Synth and Electronic Recording Exchanges
3:16 AM
Clara Rockmore - The Swan
Clara Rockmore The Swan Clara Rockmore
Music In and On The Air
3:19 AM
Laurie Anderson - Let X=X
Laurie Anderson Let X=X Laurie Anderson
Big Science 1982
3:23 AM
Laurie Anderson - It Tango
Laurie Anderson It Tango Laurie Anderson
Big Science 1982
3:26 AM
Laurie Spiegel - From a Harmonic Algorithm
Laurie Spiegel From a Harmonic Algorithm Laurie Spiegel
Unseen Worlds Unseen Worlds 1981
3:29 AM
Suzanne Ciani - Concert at WBAI Free Music Store
Suzanne Ciani Concert at WBAI Free Music Store Suzanne Ciani
Buchla Concerts 1975 Finders Keepers Records, NYC 1975
American musician, sound designer, composer, and record label executive who found early success in the 1970s with her electronic music and sound effects for films and television commercials. Her career has included works with quadraphonic sound, AKA 4-channel surround-sound.
3:47 AM
Suzanne Ciani - Part Two
Suzanne Ciani Part Two Suzanne Ciani
LIVE Quadraphonic Atmospheric/CyKiK 2018
3:52 AM
Holly Herndon - Eternal
Holly Herndon Eternal Holly Herndon
PROTO 4AD 2019
The album was created in a collaboration with an AI program named "Spawn", created by Herndon and Mat Dryhurst, and located in a "DIY souped-up gaming PC". It features "live vocal processing and timeless folk singing" with an "emphasis on alien song craft". The album features "live training" sessions during which vocalists recruited by Herndon and Dryhurst would teach Spawn how to interpret sounds. Herndon has said that her aim is to make technology seem less "dehumanizing".
3:57 AM
Suzanne Ciani - Part Nine
Suzanne Ciani Part Nine Suzanne Ciani
LIVE Quadraphonic Atmospheric/CyKiK 2018
3:59 AM
Wendy Carlos - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - Prelude & Fugue #2 In C Minor, BWV 847
Wendy Carlos Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - Prelude & Fugue #2 In C Minor, BWV 847 Bach
Switched-On Bach Columbia Masterworks 1968
Debut by Wendy Carlos, American musician and composer best known for her electronic music and film scores.Studying and working with various electronic musicians and technicians at the city's Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, she helped in the development of the Moog synthesizer, the first commercially available keyboard instrument created by Robert Moog. Carlos came to prominence with Switched-On Bach (1968), an album of music by Johann Sebastian Bach performed on a Moog synthesizer.
4:02 AM
Holly Herndon - Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
Holly Herndon Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
PROTO 4AD Ltd 2019
4:05 AM
Laurie Spiegel - Appalachian Grove I
Laurie Spiegel Appalachian Grove I
The Expanding Universe
4:10 AM
Laurie Anderson - O Superman
Laurie Anderson O Superman Laurie Anderson
Big Science 1982
4:19 AM
Laurie Spiegel - Modal Pieces (1983): III. A Myth
Laurie Spiegel Modal Pieces (1983): III. A Myth Laurie Spiegel
Obsolete Systems Electronic Music Foundation, NYC 2001
4:25 AM
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Artbeat (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Artbeat (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Music
4:25 AM
Wendy Carlos - Scarlatti: Sonata in G Major L. 209/K. 455
Wendy Carlos Scarlatti: Sonata in G Major L. 209/K. 455 Scarlatti
The Well-Tempered Synthesizer Columbia 1969
Debut by Wendy Carlos, American musician and composer best known for her electronic music and film scores.Studying and working with various electronic musicians and technicians at the city's Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, she helped in the development of the Moog synthesizer, the first commercially available keyboard instrument created by Robert Moog. Carlos came to prominence with Switched-On Bach (1968), an album of music by Johann Sebastian Bach performed on a Moog synthesizer.
4:27 AM
Wendy Carlos - Initial Experiments (Spoken Word)
Wendy Carlos Initial Experiments (Spoken Word)
Switched-On Bach Columbia 1968
Debut album
4:36 AM
Wendy Carlos - Bach: 2-Part Invention #8 In F, BWV 779
Wendy Carlos Bach: 2-Part Invention #8 In F, BWV 779
Switched-On Bach 1968
4:36 AM
Wendy Carlos - Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3 In G, BWV 1048 - 2. Adagio
Wendy Carlos Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3 In G, BWV 1048 - 2. Adagio
Switched-On Bach 1968
4:39 AM
Delia Derbyshire - Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 10
Delia Derbyshire Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 10 Delia Derbyshire
The Synth and Electronic Recording Exchanges
4:44 AM
Laurie Spiegel - Patchwork
Laurie Spiegel Patchwork Laurie Spiegel
The Expanding Universe Philo/Unseen Worlds 1980
Best known for her use of interactive and algorithmic logic as part of the compositional process, Spiegel worked with Buchla and Electronic Music Laboratories synthesizers and subsequently many early, often experimental and prototype-level music and image generation systems. She worked at Bell Laboratories, in computer graphics, and is known primarily for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software Music Mouse. She also plays the guitar and lute.
4:56 AM
Suzanne Ciani - Part Five
Suzanne Ciani Part Five Suzanne Ciani
LIVE Quadraphonic Atmospheric/CyKiK 2018
4:56 AM
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Factors (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Factors (2018 Remaster) BBC Radiophonic Workshop
BBC Radiophonic Music
4:56 AM
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Crossbeat (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Crossbeat (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Music
4:56 AM
Elizabeth Parker - Planet Earth
Elizabeth Parker Planet Earth
BBC Radiophonic Workshop: The Soundhouse BBC Records 2016
5:07 AM
Pauline Oliveros - Lion's Tale
Pauline Oliveros Lion's Tale Pauline Oliveros
Lion's Eye / Lion's Tale Deep Listening 2006
Pauline Oliveros was an American composer, accordionist and a central figure in the development of post-war experimental and electronic music. She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director.Oliveros authored books, formulated new music theories, and investigated new ways to focus attention on music including her concepts of "deep listening" and "sonic awareness"
5:15 AM
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Missing Jewel (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop The Missing Jewel (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Music
5:16 AM
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Sea Sports (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Sea Sports (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Music
5:17 AM
Delia Derbyshire - Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 18
Delia Derbyshire Hannett and Delia Synth Exchanges Track 18 Delia Derbyshire
The Synth and Electronic Recording Exchanges
5:18 AM
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - New Worlds (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop New Worlds (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Music
5:19 AM
Laurie Spiegel - East River Dawn
Laurie Spiegel East River Dawn Laurie Spiegel
The Expanding Universe Unseen Worlds 2012
5:36 AM
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - P.I.G.S. (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop P.I.G.S. (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Music
5:37 AM
Laurie Spiegel - Clockworks
Laurie Spiegel Clockworks Laurie Spiegel
The Expanding Universe Philo/Unseen Worlds 1980
Contains 4 pieces created using the GROOVE system at Bell Labs. Re-released with additional material in 2012.
5:42 AM
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Milky Way (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Milky Way (2018 Remaster)
BBC Radiophonic Music
5:44 AM
Wendy Carlos - Just Imaginings
Wendy Carlos Just Imaginings Wendy Carlos
Beauty in the Beast Audion Records 1986
The album uses alternate musical tunings and scales, influenced by jazz and world music. On the back she includes a quote by Van Gogh: "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." As the liner notes state, the entire album is synthesized, meaning that "All the music and sounds heard on this recording were directly digitally generated. This eliminates all the limitations of microphones, the weak link necessary in nearly all other digital recordings, including those that use 'sampling' technologies."
5:58 AM
Wendy Carlos - Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, L. 430/K. 531
Wendy Carlos Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, L. 430/K. 531 Scarlatti
The Well-Tempered Synthesizer Columbia 1969
6:00 AM
Éliane Radigue - Occam Ocean II
Éliane Radigue Occam Ocean II Éliane Radigue
Occam Ocean II Shiiin 2019
Éliane Radigue is a French electronic music composer. She began working in the 1950s and her first compositions were presented in the late 1960s. Until 2000 her work was almost exclusively created with the ARP 2500 modular synthesizer and tape. She works with electronic sounds on tape to create an ambience within which sound seems to move in a continual flow around the listener. Her music has been described as "infinitely discreet ... next to which all other music seems to be tugging at one's sleeve for attention” by Michel Chion in "Les musiques électroacoustiques" Her music attracted considerable attention for its sensitive, dappled purity. She was in residence at the electronic music studios of the University of Iowa and California Institute of the Arts in 1973. In 1975, Radigue became a disciple of Tibetan Buddhism. After four years of study, she began a large-scale cycle of works based on the life of the 11th century Tibetan master Milarepa.