Electroacoustic Soundscapes // Saharan Sandscapes

Genius or madman?

Genius or madman?

In this episode, we take a journey through the strange and wonderful world of electroacoustic music.  If extraterrestrials bothered to make music, it would likely sound like this..

Curated by Cameron Catalano, president of avant-garde composers guild Vancouver Pro Musica, the first hour bridges the gap between early pioneers of electronic wisdom, and the far out pop music that appropriated the style and brought it into the mainstream.

Hear the electronical sonical mayhem {{HERE}}

Group Doueh: Electric Desert Blues

The second hour takes us to a land split in two..  One of the most sparsely populated territories on the planet, in the north-western Sahara: Western Sahara.  While the majority of this former Spanish colony is still claimed by Morocco (when the Berlin Wall was beginning to crumble in the 1980s, the Moroccan government was busy building a fresh 2,700 km wall of sand to claim their territory) an independence movement has been simmering for decades, and many musicians featured on this program are supporters of the Polisario Front, the main organization fighting for a free nation.

Whether recorded in the Liberated Territories, the Southern States, or in exile, Saharawi soul transcends borders and breathes timelessness…

Hear the Western Saharan soundscape {{HERE}}

Playlist:: HERE

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