Monday, February 6, 2012

Enter the drone zone

I'm back on deck, and you can tune in to SoundScape to hear some wonderful ambient music this Thursday (Feb 9) from 9 pm on Yarra Valley FM 99.1 or get it streamed live from the website.

We will feature some music by Sheila Chandra, who was born in London, of Indian descent.

She started of singing pop numbers, but soon became dissatisfied with keeping that up.

Chandra went on to release a number of albums in the 1980s, at times experimenting with her voice as an instrument through a range of techniques. In the 1990s she released three albums on Peter Gabriel's Real World label, these were in the minimalist ‘solo voice and drone’ style which she developed especially for live performances, so that she could perform alone on stage with only the occasional taped drone for accompaniment.

Vocal stamina issues caused her to abandon live performances in 1994 and she only returned to the concert stage in 2007.

Our Goon Show will be 'The Policy'.

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