At A Year In The Country there has been a recent series of posts about various dioramas and collectors figures of electronic music innovators.
In one of the recent posts about those electronic innovator dioramas etc, I mentioned how there is a curious confluence, connection and intertwining between the flipside of or otherly pastoralism and a romantic nostalgia for electronic music techniques and areas of innovation from previous eras such as the work of The Radiophonic Workshop.
In amongst that intertwining you could well include a romantic nostalgia for brutalist architecture.
Part of what all such things seem to represent, whether the electronic music innovations of The Radiophonic Workshop, otherly pastoralism or brutalist architecture, is a sense of them containing some form of loss, of lost progressive futures or arcadic rural dreams and ways of life, of being spectrally imprinted with such loss and a layering of related tales.
So I thought to that growing family of homages to electronic music innovators I would add in Zupagrafika’s Brutal London – Construct Your Own Concrete Capital and Build Your Own Brutalist Eastern Bloc.
Cut out and keep etc…
(File post under: Other Pathway Pointers And Markers)
Directions and Destinations:
Zupagrafika’s Brutalist explorations and homages
Local Places Of Interest:
(We would recommend sturdy walking shoes and bringing a substantial, nutritious packed lunch, as this is something of an intensive tour.)
Week #39/52: An elegy to elegies for the IBM 1401 / notes on a curious intertwining
Ether Signposts #4/52a: Brutal London – Construct Your Own Concrete Capital
Ether Signposts #8/52a: Build Your Own Brutalist Eastern Bloc
Ether Signposts #2/52a: Delia Derbyshire Handmade Diorama
Ether Signposts #36/52a: Bob Moog Press Pop Figures And Synthesizer Discoveries
Ether Signposts #37/52a: The Raymond Scott Figure, Something Of A Growing Family Of Electronic Music Innovators And A Dream Center Where The Excitement Of Tomorrow Is Made Available Today
Ether Signposts #38/52a: Raymond Scott Diorama And Further Additions To The Electronic Innovators Family
Ether Signposts #39/52a: Daphne Oram Diorama, A Further Addition To A Family Of Electronic Innovators And Pastoral Confluences