Not the sounds

Pretty good article here about the women who pioneered electronic music: Clara Rockmore, Delia Derbyshire, Wendy Carlos, Suzanne Ciani, Daphne Oram, others.

I especially liked one quote from Ciani:

“People think it’s about making crazy sounds, weird sounds, new sounds – whatever. I always say it’s not about the sound; it’s about the way that the sound moves.”

Yeah, that, exactly. That’s what’s hilariously depressing about sampling vintage synthesizers. That misses the point — in fact it goes in the completely opposite direction to the point.

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