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.