Il video dell’intervento di Laura Zattra dell’11 ottobre su Teresa Rampazzi è visibile al link seguente: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sek8tl1hmSQ
This is a unique opportunity to listen to Rampazzi’s voice, presenting her own piece “Taras su tre dimensioni”. The piece (only a few minutes from the entire work) starts at 2:23.
“Taras su tre dimensioni” [Taras on three dimensions] is a work realized during 1971 by Teresa Rampazzi (1914-2001) – the Italian pioneer of electronic music – in the course of a transitional phase (her transition from the analogue to the computer music technology). The approximately eleven-minutes work represents an unicum among Teresa Rampazzi’s repertoire. It is made from the juxtaposition of three typologies of sounds: analogue, concrete and computer made sounds, and is also the only piece in her catalogue which incorporates concrete sounds.
This audio track is part of a radio programme aired in 1985 “Le nuove frontiere della musica” (New frontiers of music; director: Tonino Delfino). The programme consisted in 10 episodes of about half an hour each, for the Radio Verci (Bassano del Grappa, Italy) with Rampazzi and Delfino discussing the evolution of electroacoustic music, and audio excerpts from the most famous works.
Credits: digitization of the radio programme (Radio Verci, Bassano) made by Tonino Delfino. The uploading of this audio file was made possible thanks to Tonino Delfino and Francesca Rampazzi consent.
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!
Bettina Wackernagel, photo: @b_wackernagel/Twitter
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
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.
Last tuesday on Late Junction, BBC Radio 3, Fiona Tarkington played one track from Teresa Rampazzi’ Diana Baylon.
Listen again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07z7cys – BBC Radio 3 – Late Junction, Fiona Talkington with Sam Lee.
The programme stays up on listen again for one week. Enjoy!
Fiona Tarkington gives a beautiful introduction to the piece which starts at 1’18’ and the piece begins at 1’22’20”.
As with the spellbinding Musica Endoscopica, this issue of Immagini Per Diana Baylon – one of her three known soundtracks for art installations – helps to place Teresa as Italy’s answer to Daphne Oram; that is, a pioneering female experimenter operating in a male dominated field since the ’50s, and an artist/musician/technician who was magnetically drawn to the emerging possibilities of analogue electronics (although she would also expand into computer composition as soon as the opportunity arose).
Here is what bookmat.com says about this new issue I curated in collaboration with Die Schachtel [boomkat.com/products/immagini-per-diana-baylon]. Remastered from the original tapes, foil-blocked metallic print jacket with fold-out insert of liner notes and photographs.
You may listen to some excerpts on Soundcloud.