A little more on Doris Norton….

Because we find her amazing.

Doris Norton (pioneer in the early electronic/computer music) began her musical carrer playing avant-garde and progressive music using synthesizers such as Roland System 700, Roland system 100M and Minimoog. In december 1980 she recorded, at the Fontana Studio 7 (Milan), her first solo album entitled “Under Ground” (Musik Research). Sponsored by Apple computer and the Roland Corporation music instruments, she was more involved in experimental electro computerized music and recorded the albums “Parapsycho” (1981), “Raptus” (1981, Durium), “Nortoncomputerforpeace” (1983), “Personal Computer” (1984), “Artificial Intellingence” (1985). In 1986 she became an official consultant for IBM Computer Music and recorded two compact discs for IBM entitled “Automatic Feeling” (Nuova Era) and “The Double Side of Science” (Musik Research) (both in new age /computer sound and psychoactive music area).”

[via Musik Research]

Perhaps most interestingly (or at least bizarrely), Doris Norton (who was then going by Fiamma Dello Spirito) played in an Italian prog rock band called Jacula, prior to ever making electronic music. The band was founded in 1968 and was heralded for its “innovative” and progressive sounds, similar to Pink Floyd, Genesis,  and Gentle Giant. Later on, Jacula founder Antonio Bartoccetti (also Doris’ husband IRL) later deemed the band “a youth mistake.”

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