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Open Sources #29: Early Sound Synthesis in the “Non-West”

2 February 2021

This twenty-ninth episode of Open Sources presents a selection of early non-western electronic and electro-acoustic music, mostly involving the use of different sound synthesis techniques and who have been relatively overlooked. The listener gets to know the context surrounding the chosen recordings.

“Electronic India 1969-73” on BBC radio 3: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000j969

Interview with Paul Purgas about “Electronic India”, The Wire: https://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/interviews/electronic-india-moog-interview-paul-purgas

Erratum: Mashayekhi’s two opening tracks are played in the order of the playlist, and not the one announced in the show.

Playlist

Alireza Mashayekhi - Yaad, Op.66 (1970)

Alireza Mashayekhi - Chahargah I, Op.75 (1979)

Sote - Moscels X (2020)

Halim El-Dabh - Wire Recorder piece (1944)

KZLK - SY6R (2019)

Toshiro Mayuzumi - Mandara (1970)

Makoto Moroi - Shoshanke, for electronic sounds and Japanese traditional instruments (1969)

Jocy de Oliveira - Guayupia (1993)

Juan Blanco - Cirkus Toccata (1986)

Francis Bebey - Super Jungle (1982)

Duke - Duke (2019)

SC Sharma - “Dance Music” excerpt

Sapto Raharjo - “Win” excerpt (1993)

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