Surrounded by metallic sobs

Krzysztof Komeda (1931-1968) was a Polish jazz pianist and composer of film music, by profession a doctor of laryngology.
The precursor of modern jazz in Poland, Komeda is mostly known for soundtracks for over 60 films, including these by Roman Polanski: "Knife In Water" (1962), "Disgust" (1965), "The Trap" (1966), and "Rosemary's Baby" (1968). Recognized as a father of modern Polish jazz he worked with numbers of musicians such as Jerzy Milian, Tomasz Stańko, and Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski.
In December 1968, whilst in Los Angeles, Komeda had a tragic accident which led to a haematoma of the brain, and after having been transported home to Poland in a coma and in terminal state, he died (aged 37).

Calling the ancestral spirits

Mor Thiam (Dakar, 1941) is a Senegalese drummer, cultural historian, entertainment consultant and jazz musician and composer.

For the passion of lovers

Piero Piccioni was a highly skilled pianist and organist, he played regularly for friends in the Italian film world and it was director Michelangelo Antonioni ("Blow Up"; "Zabriskie Point") who first suggested he try to compose for the big screen.
He started to work under the psuedonym of Piero Morgan and specialised in a soft jazz style; especially for comedian/director Alberto Sordi. He also worked with Alberto Lattuada ("I Dolci Inganni", 1965), Vittorio De Sica ("After The Fox, 1966), Luchino Visconti ("The Stranger", 1967), Roberto Rossellini and many more including Francesco Rosi ("Salvatore Giuliano", 1961 "Le Mani Sulla Citta, 1963, "Il Momento Della Verità", 1965 "Il Caso Mattei, 1972 and their final film "Cronaca Di Una Morte Annunciata, 1986). 

He died on July 23, 2004 in Rome at age of 82.

Piero Piccioni - The Seduction Of Piero Piccioni

Immersed in a sound collage

Daniela Casa (1944-1986), also known under the pseudonym Elageron was an Italian singer, composer and synthesist . A genuine pioneer of experimental pop music, abstract electronics, Giallo jazz and even heavy drone rock jams, her elusive and infectious music joins the dots and loops between other Italian female electronic composers such as Giulia De Mutiis (later Giulia Alessandroni), Doris Norton and Suzanne.

Hallucinations from hidden corners

Seven Inches of Love: Twenty Obscure 45 rpm records from Around the World is an oldie Psychedelic/Folk/World compilation made by ShellacHead label.

Murmurs from far away times

Sound Storing Machines: The First 78rpm Records From Japan, 1903-1912 is a Japanese Gagaku/ Min'yō/ Folk compilation from bygone eras, compiled by Seattle based label Sublime Frequencies.


Eight waves from the future

Suzanne Ciani (Indiana, 1946) is an USA musician, sound designer, composer, and record label executive who found early success in the 1970s with her electronic music and sound effects for films and television commercials. Her career has included works with quadraphonic sound. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album five times. Her success with electronic music has her dubbed "Diva of the Diode" and "America's first female synth hero".