The NPS Group (first phase: 1965-1968). Teresa Rampazzi wears sunglasses.

Teresa Rampazzi in the last issue of Positionen n. 114 “Heroines of Sound”

I just uploaded the full text of my new article on this site!

Laura Zattra (2018), “Sie war ihrer Zeit voraus. Teresa Rampazzi, eine wichtige Komponistin elektronischer Musik in Italien”, Positionen. Texte zur Aktuellen Musik, n. 114 “Heroines of Sound”, pp. 9-11, ISSN: 0941-4711.

Enjoy the reading.


The NPS Group (first phase: 1965-1968). Teresa Rampazzi wears sunglasses.
The NPS Group (first phase: 1965-1968). Teresa Rampazzi wears sunglasses.

Positionen n. 114. New article by L. Zattra


Out Now! The first article in the German language devoted to Teresa Rampazzi is presented in the latest issue of Positionen. Texte zur Aktuellen Musik, n. 114 “Heroines of Sound” (2018).

The article by Laura Zattra is entitled “Sie war ihrer Zeit voraus. Teresa Rampazzi, eine wichtige Komponistin elektronischer Musik in Italien”.

Other articles:

Bettina Wackernagel, Never Stop Questioning • Ingo Techmeier, Heroines of Sound – das Festival • Laura Zattra, Sie war ihrer Zeit voraus. Teresa Rampazzi, eine wichtige Komponistin elektronischer Musik in Italien • Helen Heß, Alltagssinfonien und Sternenmusik. Else Marie Pade – dänische Grand Dame der elektronischen Musik • Monika Pasiecznik, Fehlende Herstory. Die Komponistinnen der neuen und elektronischen Musik in Polen • Julia Mihály, Vokalperformance. Eine One-Woman-Show • Bettina Wackernagel/Helen Heß, Heroines of Sound • Julia Eckhardt, Art has no gender but artists do • Beatrix Borchard/Elisabeth Treydte, Genderforschung in der Musikwissenschaft. Eine (kritische) Bestandsaufnahme aus zwei Perspektiven • Ricarda Ott, MUGI: Musikgeschichtsschreibung mit neuem Blick • Katja Heldt, Feministische Aufbrüche in der zeitgenössischen Musik • Gisela Nauck, Gender Research in Darmstadt. Ein Interview mit dem künstlerischen Leiter der Darmstädter Ferienkurse Thomas Schäfer • Claudia Tittel, Magnetic Attacks. Christina Kubischs Arbeiten mit elektromagnetischer Induktion • Cathy van Eck/Gabrielle Weber, Nachdenken über Klang … • Elena Ungeheuer, Toward a »Space-As-Shared-Sonic-Practices Turn«. Gedanken nach der Dubliner Konferenz Sounding Out the Space • Jürgen Krebber, Archiv des IMD online


Teresa Rampazzi at the Radio Študent in Ljubljana

Sound artist and music sociologist based in Ljubljana Nina Dragicevic dedicated her show “Famous Unknowns” to Teresa Rampazzi, last Thursday August 24, at the Radio Študent in Ljubljana!
“Famous Unknowns” is devoted to female and/or lesbian sound artistst. You can listen to this great broadcast here:
Thanks Nina!
Frances Morgan []

Pioneer Spirits: New media representations of women in electronic music history

“Pioneer Spirits: New media representations of women in electronic music history”. A great article by Frances Morgan in the current issue of Organised Sound, Vol. 22, Issue 2 (Alternative Histories of Electroacoustic Music) August 2017, pp. 238-249. Teresa Rampazzi is numbered amongst those composers previously “either ignored or thought to be marginal […]. Some media representations of the female electronic musician raise concerns for feminist scholars of electronic music history. Following the work of Tara Rodgers, Sally MacArthur and others, [Frances Morgan considers] some new media representations of electronic music’s female ‘pioneers’, situate them in relation to both feminist musicology and media studies, and propose readings from digital humanities that might be used to examine and critique them”.

You can read the complete abstract here.

Frances Morgan is Deputy Editor of The Wire, former editor of plan b magazine, writes the Soundings column for Sight & Sound and is a regular contributor to this publication and to Electric Sheep. A member of the Wire Soundsystem, she will DJ the very wide selection of exclusive material, past, present and future.

Frances Morgan []
Frances Morgan []

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: –> click “Live hören” or go directly to:
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.


The music of Teresa Rampazzi and Laurie Spiegel will be played at the Musica Electronica Nova Festival:


(Artistic Director: Bettina Wackernagel)

Saturday, 27.05.2017

National Forum of Music, Red Hall Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław.


Laurie Spiegel Patchwork (1976)
Laurie Spiegel Pentachrome (1974)
Laurie Spiegel Appalachian Grove I (1974)
Teresa Rampazzi Environ (1970)
Teresa Rampazzi Atmen noch (1980)

Teresa Rampazzi biography: a new entry in the Italian Enciclopedia Treccani

The Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani of the Italian Enciclopedia Treccani (originally published: 1929), is dedicated to notable Italian people (composers, artists, politicians, historians, etc.) past and present. It has been an honour for me to contribute with an entry on Teresa Rampazzi.

The article contains a biography of Teresa Rampazzi, updated with the latest developments of my research; a list of works and writings by Rampazzi; a brief description of the Rampazzi archives’; the lists of references.

Cover Image Source: (2017)

Teresa Rampazzi on women and music (Happy International Women’s Day 2017!)

Teresa Rampazzi on Women and Music.
She was not a feminist and she did not recriminate sexual differences in the artistic world. She once said: “just as there are many women who have a demanding profession, the same is true in music […]. Unwittingly I risked compromising my musical interests when I got married. But they were much too important for me” [Teresa Rampazzi in interview with Luisa Galanti: L. Galanti, L’altra metà del rigo. La donna e la composizione femminile oggi in ItaliaImola,Grafiche Galeati, 1983, p.66].
If someone asked her if there is a feminine way to make music, she answered: “absolutely not. There is neither male nor female music. There are pieces composed by men which seem to be composed by a woman and viceversa, if by ‘feminine’ you think of something sweet, elegant, delicate. But a woman can be as vigorous as a man, or even more!” (Ivi, p. 72).
Download Teresa’s bio here: L. Zattra, “Teresa Rampazzi, Pioneer of Italian Electronic Music” (2003).
Teresa Rampazzi in her studio in Bassano del Grappa, early ’90s (photo by Gianni Di Capua).

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.

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