Making Conversation, Episode 12: Leah Blankendaal interviews Thea Zimpel

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Thea Zimpel
Website:  soundcloud.com/thea-zimpel

interviewed by: Leah Blankendaal
Website: www.leahblankendaal.com

This conversation was recorded on the 30th of June, 2017, in the composers home in the inner suburbs of Canberra, ACT.

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Experimental Waves (May 2016)

Cello and answering machine, ukulele miniatures related to a picture book, sampling, remixing and processing, an orchestral soundscape, an ‘oral score’ transmitted verbally from composer to performers in the way that the work’s epic poetry theme would have been;  this month’s playlist is dominated by acoustic and electronic musical interactions with an experimental and highly conceptual spirit.  Some of these works are literary, historical or political, and all of them are highly evocative of the extra-musical world. Let this amazing playlist challenge your preconceived notions of what it means to compose ‘contemporary’ music.

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