Celebrating the Heroines of Sound

An Interview with Bettina Wackernagel

Who were the female pioneers of electronic music? Bettina Wackernagel, curator of the sold-out Heroines of Sound Festival in Berlin, explains all to Culture.pl’s Filip Lech. A great interview in which mention is made of #TeresaRampazzi and the research project by Laura Zattra. Thanks Bettina Wackernagel!

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Teresa and the NPS on WDR 3’s “Open Sounds: Studio Elektronische Musik” programme

Frank Hilberg, producer of the channel WDR 3 of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne, and Reinhold Friedl, are the auhors of a two-hour-feature about the Electronic Music of “Nuove Proposte Sonore” (NPS) and Teresa Rampazzi.

Laura Zattra was interviewed by Reinhold Friedl on February 3rd for this purpose, alongside Francesca Rampazzi (Teresa Rampazzi’s daughter).

The documentary will air next Saturday night, at 22:04 on WDR 3, and it will be possible to listen to it on the WDR 3 Podcast in the forthcoming months.

Open Sounds | 27. Mai 2017, 22.04 – 23.00 Uhr | WDR 3

Open Sounds: Studio Elektronische Musik
Live-stream of the program: http://www1.wdr.de/radio/wdr3 –> click “Live hören” or go directly to: http://www1.wdr.de/radio/player/radioplayer106~_layout-popupVersion.html
Gruppo NPS: hier noch in der Gründungsphase (1965-1968) Memo Alfonsi, Ennio Chiggio, Teresa Rampazzi (mit Sonnenbrille), Serenella Marega, Gianni Meiners
N.P.S. during the first period 1965-1968: left to right, Memo Alfonsi, Ennio Chiggio, Rampazzi (with sun glasses), Serenella Marega, Gianni Meiners – Courtesy: Ennio Chiggio.
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Me and Francesca Rampazzi, in interview for the Radio WDR

In was wonderful last Friday Ferbuary 3rd, to be interviewd by Reinhold Friedl. With me, the lovable Francesca Rampazzi, daughter of Teresa. Reinhold Friedl is doing a radio show dedicated to Teresa Rampazzi for the Radio WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) in Cologne, that will be broadcast in the next months.

It is such an honor to be invited to speak about Rampazzi’s role for this important radio, which was one of the first institutions to host an electronic music center (the Studio für elektronische Musik des Westdeutschen Rundfunks).

Francesca told us an astonishing series of anecdotes about her mother, and her connections with Maderna, Cage, Stockhausen, Metzger, Bussotti, Chiggio, and many others.

This interview was conducted at the Vicenza Conservatoire of Music, thanks to the hospitality of Lorenzo Pagliei, and the GRAIM Electronic Music Studio at the Conservatorio “Arrigo Pedrollo” in Vicenza.

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Francesca Rampazzi and Laura Zattra, Febr. 3, 2017
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L.Zattra and Reinhold Friedl, Febr. 3, 2017
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Reinhold Friedl and Francesca Rampazzi, Febr. 3, 2017