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Diamanda Galas

A fiercely confrontational avant-garde performer noted for her wailing, four-octave vocal range, Diamanda Galás was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Galás was the daughter of Greek Orthodox parents and her singing was roundly discouraged, although her prowess as a classical pianist was nurtured; ultimately, her strict upbringing resulted in a reckless, drug-fueled youth prior to her entrance into the University of California's music and visual arts program. Galás made her performing debut in 1979 at France's Festival d'Avignon, which led to an invitation to assume the lead role in composer Vinko Globokar's politically charged opera Un Jour Comme un Autre. In subsequent solo performance art pieces like Wild Women with Steak Knives and Tragouthia Apo to Aima Exon Fonos, Galás further honed her unique, shattering vocal style, inspired by the Schrei ("shriek") opera of German expressionism (a form employing a system of four microphones and a series of echoes and delays).

Galás made her recorded debut in 1982 with The Litanies of Satan, a provocative work comprised of a vocal adaptation of a poem by Charles Baudelaire. After the prison-themed performance piece Panoptikon (documented on a self-titled 1984 release), she began developing a trilogy of albums known collectively as The Masque of the Red Death; released independently between 1986 and 1988 as The Divine Punishment, Saint of the Pit, and You Must Be Certain of the Devil, the three records catalogued Galás' litany against the AIDS epidemic, which claimed her brother, playwright Philip-Dimitri Galás, in 1986. With 1990's The Singer, she made her first subtle advances into the realm of pop music; reprising some of the same gospel material that snaked through The Masque of the Red Death, the record also featured her covers of Willie Dixon's "Insane Asylum" and Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You." The 1993 a cappella effort Vena Cava preceded 1994's The Sporting Life, a collaboration with former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. A record of Galás' 1994 radio work Schrei X followed in 1996, in tandem with her first book collection, The S**t of God. She returned two years later with Malediction & Prayer. The solo live recordings Serpenta Canta and Defixiones: Will and Testament, Orders from the Dead were released in November 2003, followed by another live music set, Guilty Guilty Guilty, in 2008. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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Wow, Pandora has Diamanda Galas!!!* I can hang out here more often :)
I have listened to this band because of suggestions from others. Now I'm tracking them down to kill them for insisting this band was good on any level. Just crude with no direction, and sh+t just thrown together to call it music and then put out an album in hopes it might generate an income.
This is what early Alanis Morissette seemed to promise but delivered less of over time.
one of my faves.
bio is abou john paul jones..wtf
Increible
Her yowling is less irritating than the nattering of my co-workers; thus, I listen to her at work.
barbieshowli v e
wrong profile!
I have emailed them multiple times about the profile being wrong. Must be abug they are unable to fix.
Uh why is the bio/picture for Diamanda Galas actually for John Paul Jones? That's annoying
My husband can play like gonzo. LED ZEPPELIN ROCKS!!!
Always in awe!!!!
sawoman242
Diamanda emanates, is the essence of, passion
Diamanda Galas sings like an avenging angel come to take you to the next world. I had the privilege of seeing her twice at the MCA last October. Her version of "Gloomy Sunday" gave me goosebumps and made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. That voice ... I have never been in the presence of such a powerful instrument. She was featured on all the ads for the MCA's music program that season and it's been great seeing her face on posters, buses and street lamps all over Chicago.
Saw her at Oberlin '92, and London '96. Met her for her post- show reception, and was stupidly tongue-tied. I felt dumb, in a stupid moment of idol worship. For the SERIOUS nature, and beauty of her work, both artistically , and as a political activist, she is a hero in a world full of shallow, meaningless idolatry, and clueless, careless people. For her work, and views, she remains among the ranks of those whom I truly lionize; Roland Kirk, Taslima Nasrin, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Dr. Helen Caldicott.
jeleo242
There are no words, no, words cannot describe.

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