RADIO // SonoramaTod Dockstadter, Organized Sound
Hosted by Elliott Sharp
Originally aired 3/5/06
Electroacoustic music of the 1950s and 60s by this pioneering sound artist and selected here by composer Elliott Sharp. Tod Dockstader (born 1932 USA), began working in Hollywood in 1955 as a cartoonist and film editor. He became a self-taught sound engineer and sound-effect specialist by 1958. Within a few years, he used the same machines to produce tapes of musique concrete ala Pierre Schaeffer such as Eight Electronic Pieces (1960) and Four Telemetry Tapes (1965). He released three albums of "organized sound": the electronic Apocalypse that employed sine-wave oscillators, Drone/ Water Music and the abstract noise concept Quatermass in the sixties. He re-appeared in 2003 in a collaboration with David Lee Meyers of Arcane Device to create a collection released as Bijou.
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