“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.
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.
The music of Teresa Rampazzi and Laurie Spiegel will be played at the Musica Electronica Nova Festival:
(Artistic Director: Bettina Wackernagel)
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)
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.
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.
And finally you can read here (in this new page: http://www.teresarampazzi.it/writings-on-t-rampazzi/) a list of articles, books, and other material dedicated to Teresa Rampazzi.
I contributed with many writings to this emerging literature, since my Master thesis in 2000, and I’m proud of this. The first articles dedicated to her dates back to 1979, with an interview Teresa Rampazzi gave to M. Mollia.
Many of these items are available online. Enjoy the reading!
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”.