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‘SOUND IN Z’ ~ ANDREY SMIRNOV
[BOOK]
SOUND in Z. Forgotten experiments in sound art and electronic music in early 20th century Russia
Sound in Z supplies the astounding and long-lost chapter in the early story of electronic music: the Soviet experiment, a chapter that runs from 1917 to the late 1930s. Its heroes are Arseny Avraamov, inventor of Graphic Sound (drawing directly onto magnetic tape) and a 48-note scale; Alexei Gastev, who coined the term “bio-mechanics”; Leon Theremin, inventor of the world’s first electronic instrument, the Theremin; and others whose dreams for electronic sound were cut short by Stalin’s regime. Drawing on materials from numerous Moscow archives, this book reconstructs Avraamov’s “Symphony of Sirens,” an open-air performance for factory whistles, foghorns and artillery fire first staged in 1922, explores Graphic Sound and recounts Theremin’s extraordinary career—compiling the first full account of Russian electronic music.
~ Edited by David Rogerson, Matt Price. Foreword by Jeremy Deller. Text by Andrei Smirnov.

Andrey Smirnov’s projects: http://asmir.info/projects.htm
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ARTICLE: A Relic From The Roots Of Electronic Music
‘the Oramics machine’: Primarily made of old shelving equipment, it’s about the height of a large table, with wires sprouting from every crevice and strips of paint-streaked cinema film running along the top.
Daphne Oram, who died in 2003, was the machine’s namesake and inventor.

LINK TO THE ARTICLE HERE

For more on the Oramics machine, including how it was lost for years before surfacing in 2009, watch the short film below.

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LOWTECH MAGAZINE has doubts on technology. Low-tech Magazine refuses to assume that every problem has a high-tech solution. A simple, sensible, but nevertheless controversial message; high-tech has become the idol of our society.
Lot’s of info’s in Dutch and Eglish
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TONEWHEELS
Brief history about optical synthesis by Derek Holzer.
http://www.umatic.nl/tonewheels_historical.html
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CENTER FOR VISUAL MUSIC
Center for Visual Music is a nonprofit film archive dedicated to visual music, experimental animation and avant-garde media.
http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org/
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VISUAL MUSIC ARCHIVE
by Heike Sperling.
The Visual Music Archive is a non-institutional and highly subjective collection of inspirational works from the ever expanding field of Visual Music. By Heike Sperling.
http://visualmusicarchive.org/
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VISUAL MUSIC BLOG is a regular updated blog of Maura McDonnell about – well yeah – visual music and video art
http://visualmusic.blogspot.com
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DATAISNATURE is a weblog of Paul Prudence’s personal and recreational research containing information and links covering the following topics – Robot Art, Algorithmic and Procedural Art, Computational Aesthetics, Glitch Aesthetics, Vj’ing, Video Art, Computational Archaeology and similar subjects.
http://dataisnature.com/
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UBU Avantgarde! Avantgarde! Serious Avantgarde!
Resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts
http://ubu.com
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FFFFOUND: The everlasting favorite inspirational image-bookmarking site!
http://ffffound.com/
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