Teresa Rampazzi – Immagini Per Diana Baylon LP



Die Schachtel, Italy 2016

Edition of 300 copies in foil-printed sleeve with 4 page booklet and cardstock inner sleeve.

” The long and mesmerizing single piece of analogue electronic music that develops over the two sides of the latest Die Schachtel “silver series” LP is a soundscape composed by Teresa Rampazzi for the artist Diana Baylon’s 1972 exhibition at the modern art gallery “Il Fiore” in Florence (Italy). Diana Baylon (1920-2013) was a cross-disciplinary artist active in abstract and programmatic art. In the summer of 1969 she appeared – along with with Alberto Burri, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Lucio Fontana – at the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto exhibition «Maitres et jeunes d’aujourd’hui».

Italy’s equivalent to Delia Derbyshire, Teresa Rampazzi (1914-2001) has enjoyed a resurgence of recognition in the past decade and has taken her well-deserved place as one of the pioneers of electronic and computer music. A former avant-garde pianist (having taken part in performances with John Cage since the late 50s), Teresa was exposed to electronic music “exactly as its birth” – as she once said during a concert of recorded tape music in Darmstad in 1952. She decided to produce electronic music at the age of 50 and she founded the N.P.S. Group (Nuove Proposte Sonore), which became one of the main Studios active in Italy alongside Pietro Grossi’s in Firenze and Enore Zaffiri’s in Turin. Unlike Grossi and Zaffiri, whose work took a structured and systematic approach, Rampazzi’s music explored sound densities, drones and textures, often integrating environmental sounds and undulated electronic patterns to create organically structured soundscapes.