Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás



Diamanda Galás (born August 29, 1955) is an American avant-garde soprano, composer, pianist, organist, performance artist, and painter.

Galás has been described as "capable of the most unnerving vocal terror".[2] Her works largely concentrate on the topics of AIDS, mental illness, despair, injustice, condemnation, and loss of dignity. She has worked with many avant-garde composers, including Iannis Xenakis, Vinko Globokar and John Zorn, and also collaborated with jazz musician Bobby Bradford, and John Paul Jones, former bassist of Led Zeppelin.[3]



All the Way
All the Way is an album by musical artist Diamanda Galás, released on March 24, 2017.
At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem
At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem is an album by musical artist Diamanda Galás, released on March 24, 2017.
La serpenta canta
La serpenta canta is a live performance album by avant-garde musician Diamanda Galás, released on 24 November 2003 by Mute Records.
Saint of the Pit
Saint of the Pit is the fourth album by American avant-garde artist Diamanda Galás, released on 17 November 1986 by record label Mute.

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10 Creepy Cover Songs
  –  October 19, 2017
True account or not (I’m leaning toward not, here), it is a bleak and harrowing piece of music, which could only be made more so by the mesmerizing vocal talents of Diamanda Galas. With a spare arrangement and a heavy dose of delay on her vocals ...
CHELSEA WOLFE Tour Diary: Austin
  –  October 18, 2017
Upon entry to the foyer, it was immediately questionable whether the venue had ever seen so many black clad patrons; however, Diamanda Galas had performed on the same stage in April. The classical architecture and opera boxes were a departure from the ...
Circuit Des Yeux - Reaching For Indigo
  –  October 17, 2017
Every once in a while a vocalist comes along that sets the usually staid music community aflutter. Think of Boy George, Diamanda Galas, Klaus Nomi, and Nina Hagen. (Or, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Don Van Vliet or Roger Chapman.) Well, listening to Reaching For ...
Wanted/Needed/Loved: Zola Jesus’s Natural World
  –  October 12, 2017
As a teen I got into punk, and then noise, and no wave. When I was about seventeen, I discovered Throbbing Gristle, Swans, Diamanda Galas, and other music that explored the edges of sonic possibility. I also loved early electronic music like Stockhausen ...
The Rise Of Exeloume
  –  September 23, 2017
The name was just something I took from an album with Diamanda Galas. I guess we though a simple word starting with ‘Ex’ was thrash enough, hehe. What band or artist inspired you guys to be musicians? I can only speak for myself, but my urge to play ...
Elvis Presley, 40 years after his death, remains an icon and a cautionary tale
  –  August 9, 2017
"Elvis was a great, great performer," said San Diego-born avant garde vocal wizard Diamanda Galas. "Even at the start of his Las Vegas decline, he was phenomenal. It was sad to see a talent like that go away." U2's Bono has at times emulated both the ...

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