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Salvatore Martirano – L’s GA for Gassed-Masked Politico, Helium Bomb and Two Channel Tape

Salvatore Giovanni Martirano, internationally acclaimed American composer, was born on January 12th, 1927 in Yonkers, NY, a son of Alexander and Mary Mazzullo Martirano. He died at the age of 68 on Friday, November 17th, 1995. Professor Martirano studied composition with Herbert Elwell at Oberlin College (1947-51), Bernard Rodgers at The Eastman School of Music (1952), and with Luigi Dallapiccola …

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Henning Christiansen & Joseph Beuys – Requiem of Art Op. 50

“We were of course very impressed by Cage when we were in Darmstadt, but he has his house and I have mine.” — Henning Christiansen While countless pages of energy, words and print have been laid down concerning such alternative musical heroes as Sun Ra, Stockhausen, Miles Davis and John Cage to name but four, relatively little attention has been …

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Delia Derbyshire

“Sono sempre stata appassionata della teoria del suono, anche ai tempi del liceo. L’insegnante di fisica si rifiutò di insegnarci l’acustica, ma la studiai da sola, e mi riusciva bene. Era un misto di parte matematica e di musica. Inoltre, la radio è stata il mio amore sin da quando ero bambina, perché venivo da una famiglia umile, avevamo pochi …

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Bruce Conner (1933 – 2008)

A Movie (16mm) (1958) | Ponendo se stesso e il suo lavoro in opposizione critica alla società mainstream americana, il versatile e irrequieto artista creativo Bruce Conner fu parte fondamentale della scena beat di San Francisco alla fine degli anni ’50. Inizialmente conosciuto per i suoi assemblaggi (realizzati tra il 1957 – 1964) realizzati da un assortimento di materiali di …

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Jim Henson’s Experimental Period

Jim Henson is best known as creator of The Muppets. But he was also a bit of a hippy, and on the road to mainstream success he had quite a reputation for surrealistic / avante garde film. Below are three fine examples of his lesser known experimental work. The first, Time Piece, was nominated for an Oscar in 1967. The …

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Carmelo Bene & Majakovskij – In Morte di Esenin

Spettacolo-concerto Majakovskij, è uno spettacolo teatrale di Carmelo Bene, attore unico recitante insieme al musicista Sylvano Bussotti che così lo ricorda… “Noi facemmo una nostra edizione del Majakovskij, che è stata anche la prima volta dove in Italia si faceva un certo tipo di recital; tutti e due sulla scena, musicista e attore fanno parte integrante dello stesso contesto. Effettivamente vennero fuori delle cose estremamente interessanti …

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Hans Richter – Dreams that money can buy

Music By Louis Applebaum Dialogue by Richard Holback and Hans Richter “Dreams That Money Can Buy” is a 1947 experimental feature color film written, produced, and directed by surrealist artist and dada film-theorist Hans Richter. The film was produced by Kenneth Macpherson and Peggy Guggenheim. Collaborators included Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Darius Milhaud and Fernand Léger. The …

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René Clair – Entr’Acte | 1924

Director: René Clair Writer: Francis Picabia Music: Erik Satie France – 1924 – b&w Cast: Francis Picabia, Erik Satie, Jean Börlin, Inge Frïss, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Darius Milhaud, Marcel Achard, Georges Auric, Georges Charensol, Rolf de Maré 1989.55.12 001 | BENJAMIN FONDANE, 1er mars 1925 | by RESTITUTIO BENJAMIN FONDANE

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The Theatre of Eternal Music – Dream House 78’17”

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s the Theatre of Eternal Music in their minimalistic drone composition “Dream House 78’17””. Made back in 1974, it was for its time extremely long and extremely avant-garde. It was also, however, one of the very first examples of drone music. Since it wasn’t yet uploaded in its entirety on YouTube, I do that as …

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Alvin Lucier – Music On A Long Thin Wire

In his own words (1992): “Music on a Long Thin Wire is constructed as follows: the wire is extended across a large room, clamped to tables at both ends. The ends of the wire are connected to the loudspeaker terminals of a power amplifier placed under one of the tables. A sine wave oscillator is connected to the amplifier. A …

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