Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jocy de Oliveira - Estórias para Voz, Instrumentos Acústicos e Eletrônicos (FIF, 1981)

Jocy de Oliveira is a Brazilian pianist, composer and multimedia artist. In her youth, she performed as a concert pianist for notable composers including John Cage. She studied with Marguerite Long in Paris and with Robert Wykes in St. Louis where she received her MA from Washington University. The pieces heard on Estórias showcase Oliveira's compositional eclecticism and skill by blending electronic instruments with voice and elements of concrete music to create collages of sound. This has been reiussed on disc by Creel Pone and is available here through Mimaroglu Music Sales. They have also provided translations from the back cover of the notes about each composition. Read while you listen and be sure to purchase a copy if you enjoy it.

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