Friday Web Focus – SoundGirls

 

Mission Statement
To inspire and empower the next generation of women in audio.
Our mission is to create a supportive community for women in audio and music production,
providing the tools, knowledge, and support to further their careers.

Is SoundGirls.Org for women only?

No, SoundGirls.Org is for anyone who has a desire and drive to succeed in professional audio. The ratio of women to men members is approximately 65% women and 35% men.


Why does SoundGirls.Org exist?

SoundGirls.Org exists to provide a support network for women working in the professional audio industry and to assist those with a drive to be successful in audio. Women make up only 5% of the professional workforce in audio and music production. This profession thrives on word of mouth and networking. SoundGirls.Org gives women working in the industry an opportunity to meet and network with other industry professionals, creating a strong support network.

Reblog – Writings on Teresa Rampazzi

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Teresa Rampazzi website has finally a new page containing a list of articles, books, and other material dedicated to this awesome pioneer pf electroacoustic music: http://www.teresarampazzi.it/writings-on-t-rampazzi/)

I contributed with many writings to this emerging literature, since my Master thesis in 2000, and I’m proud of this. The first text dedicated to her dates back to 1979, with an interview Teresa Rampazzi gave to M. Mollia.

Many of these items are available online. Enjoy the reading!

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Focus – Teresa Rampazzi

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Teresa Rampazzi

Pioneer of Italian Electronic Music

The long and mesmerizing single piece of analogue electronic music that develops over the two sides of the latest Die Schachtel “silver series” LP is a soundscape composed by Teresa Rampazzi for the artist Diana Baylon’s 1972 exhibition at the modern art gallery “Il Fiore” in Florence (Italy).

Focus – Mixcloud Podcasts

Here are some Mixcloud Podcasts that I have enjoyed listening to recently –

 





Reblog – The Tape Escape #10

Listening tonight to…

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An hour of new discoveries (Ellen Fullman, Christina Kubisch, & Jocy de Oliveria) and some Buchla pieces that I’ve been listening to since Don Buchla’s recent passing. Including a track which is apparently Buchla & Keiji Haino, although I can’t find anything online to suggest they ever met or worked together – but it sounds good 😉

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Article Reblog – Pauline Oliveros – Listening | Juno Plus

Some people just make a massive impression on the world ….

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po_v1Pauline Oliveros muses on sixty years of experimentation and unorthodox practice and tells Jo Kali why we should be listening instead of merely hearing.

“First I listen,” Pauline Oliveros says. “When I perform now, with my accordion, there’s no score. There’s no thought about what I’m going to do. I come onto the stage and I just listen.” There’s a welcoming quality to Oliveros; her voice is soothing and her features warmly lit by slivers of sunlight escaping her drawn blinds. “Then I begin to play and I follow what it is I am playing,” she continues, “because it is my whole body that’s engaged in making the music. It’s not just centred in what I might think about it. It’s really what I do about it.”

Oliveros’ approach to music is slightly unconventional. As a composer, performer and teacher, she’s not interested in the final piece or her students reading…

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Today’s Discovery – Golden Diskó Ship ~ Imaginary Boys

A wonderful suggestion led to Today’s Discovery – Thanks ACL : )

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golden-disk%e2%80%a1-ship_cover_1400x1400On most albums, there’s a single moment in which one leans into the album or leans away.  On Imaginary Boys, the moment arrives early, at 2:02 of the opening track.  The Middle Eastern groove of “Flaming Flamingo” has already been established with bass and breath, when suddenly the timbre shifts to modern composition with field recordings.  Only 22 seconds later, it shifts again to the tone of a suspense film in a darkened cinema.  But the track ends with the dominant presence of Theresa Stroetges’ wordless voice, flying speaker to speaker over a series of boings and light percussion.  This type of music is worth one’s full attention.

As Golden Diskó Ship, Stroetges has been making creative music for years, at first drawing comparisons to other artists, but now coming into her own.  She’s one of a group of inventive artists who subvert the ideas of radio-friendly music without dismantling them…

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