hashtag International Women’s Day pt2

To try to get as many artists some visibility I have been posting compilations. Again, this is not an exhaustive list and are just suggestions of starting points . I may add to it in future.

In no real order or preference and yes, some are diverse….


Latin American sound explorations.


Experimental noise, noisecore, speedcore, harsh noise, noise wall, power electronics Vancouver


A monstrous compilation but only a fraction of french contemporary sound creativity.


Inspired by the new scene of independent female artists and electronic music producers from South America.


An experimental music compilation featuring ten female composers from far east Asia (Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China).


This multi-genre compilation was inspired by Ionesco’s play ‘Rhinoceros’ with various artists voicing their protest via sound.


Experimental, ambient, electroacoustic, industrial, noise, ritual.




hashtag Everyday is International Women’s Day

I’ve been neglecting here recently and today is no exception as although it is International Women’s Day, I’ve spent a lot of time recently doing what I love.. creating electronic music.

Anyway, everyday is IWD here but I did try a little experiment.

How much electronic music of all genres is being created by artists who just happen to identify as female?

So the following playlists are made up of  tracks that i’ve listened to but not all, in the last month. I haven’t included some due to their length and for that I apologise if you are one of those artists. Of course, there are many many artists that I haven’t heard as yet.
As always, these are in no way an exhaustive list. I’m always just skimming the surface of creativity and as ever they are just starting points…it really is the tip of the iceberg of some of the music I’ve listened to this past few weeks and doesn’t cover all the artists I am following or who follow.
I  just wanted to see for myself how many artists are out there creating a huge range of sounds and I’ve deliberately not put them in any order to underline how eclectic they are. Brace yourselves for IWD2018 playlists –

Artists on the list in no particular order or preference….
Una Lee, Lesley Romano, Sarah Peebles, Anne Guthrie,Yara Mekawei,Brona Martin, Ivonne Paredes, Deutsche Wertarbeit, Carlotta Jacobi, Orphan Ann, Lola de la Mata, Sonae, Shelley Parker, tay_ploops, Daina Dieva, K.M Ende, Suzanne Doucet, Fetter, nosnetrom, Matzumi, Madoka, Nina Kardec, Jane Weaver, Chloe March, Xsara Dion, Immaculate Degenerate, Klara Lewis, flor.con.venas, Lyndsie Alguire, RYO, Jingg Yu, Alyssa Moxley, Georgina Canifru, Caterina Barbieri, Morita, Jayne Dent, Silvia Kastel, Michele Abondano, Gail Priest, Jelena Glazova, Lyn Goeringer, Heidrun Schramm, Carolina Eyck, Norah Lorway, NKISI, Donna Maya, Marlene Claudine Radice, Felicia Lush, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani, Margaret Noble, Ekin Fil, Christine Ott, pinnel, LauraNetzAnaKravanja, dibuk, Ikonika, Alisu, Aylu, Zoe McPherson and Shams Asma.

Artists on the list in no particular order or preference….
Laurel Halo, Flora Holderbaum, Madeleine Cocolas, Asterisk Untitled, Lea Bertucci, Gazelle Twin, Vanessa Rossetto, Puce Mary, Orphan Fairytale, Nadia Khan,Nomadamonada,Kobto, Mirna Castro, Rumblin_Cynth_Rampo, aardor, TAHNZZ, brthlns glnds, France Jobin, piksel, Paper Dollhouse, iPodrido, Bana Haffar, La Cosa Preziosa, Isabel Porto Nogueira, Belly Full of Stars, Wilted Woman, Alma Laprida, Renata Roman, Elyssia Crampton, Dalot and Sound Awakener, Patrizia Mattioli, Aurora Halal, A’Bear, Zalys, Sky High Diamonds, Lucia Luna, Lizzie Kindred, Akane Hosaka, Cyberian Noise, Swan Meat, Alina Herandez, Katrina, Anna Xambo, Marta SmiLga, salama,Tiffany Lunn, Plum, Viv Corringham, Natasha Barrett, Helena Krobarth


Artists on the list in no particular order or preference….
Yonneda Lemma, Jo Thomas, SHE / MACHINE, Enchanted Lands, Hiro Kone, sadfem, Panic Girl, Jaslyn Robertson, Julia Kent, A.R.Auditory Rhythms, Kathy Hinde, Giganta, Sarah Thompson, Kalalunatic, Shiva Feshareki, Karen Power, Michaela Melian, April Larson, Blevin Blectum, Anna Peaker, Christin Light, Poly Garbo, SHITNEY, Lucrecia Dalt, Sandunes, Sad Miranda, Maggi Payne, Irradiation, Natalie TBA Beridze, Aisha Devi, Nadia Lena Blue, Kate Carr, Ingenstansland, Mila Chiral, Slow Spin, Alexandra Spence, Jen Kirby, Corset Lore, Chaines, The Violet Black, Just Her, Marta SmiLga, Christina Vantzou, Marjorie Van Halteren and Ana Maria Avram.


If you like reading…..

In the words of Liquid Architechture “…Take some time to read this insanely productive and purposeful conversation between musician, activist, writer…”

“inter/multi-disciplinary art practice. She dwells in multiple fields, as DJ (DJ General Feelings), writer/ researcher (currently a PhD candidate at Monash University), installation artist, a mother, a co-conspirator in interrogations of whiteness and patriarchal dominance.”

Beatriz Ferreyra: Making Music with all the Sounds in the World

Words: Geeta Dayal

Image: Adriano Ferreira Borges


An illustration of a modular synth

Modular Synthesizer Videos Are the YouTube Rabbit Hole You Won’t Want to Leave

by Philip Sherburne
Contributing Editor / Pitchfork

Here’s an example by Anne Annie





Listening to….


I have a huge admiration and love of Game Music and this encompasses all the great things about the genre. Good Game Music should be that which you can listen to without a controller…….

I came across this release via the Bandcamp interview with Lene Raine. You can find out more here

High Scores, Celeste


Listening to…..

Black Gate by Kali Malone

Drone, minimalist, experimental.

I came across this via the site Many Many Women, an index of over a 1000 female identifying composers, impovisers and sonic artists.



If you like to read……

Dr Liz Dobson

Literature on gender and electronic music

list of texts and also websites. If you feel that a publication or resource is missing contact Dr Liz Dobson with details and she will add it and credit you ( send weblink).


Beyond DIY: Meet The Polish Techno Artist Designing Her Own

Ewa Justka’s unusual instruments are breathing life into the world of synthesizer design.
By Ewa Justka. Interview by Chloé Lula.


The female revolution in electronic music


Researching gender in music: gendered space, female visibility & redesigning environments
News & Features, Research by Lazer Guided ReporterFebruary 7, 2018


Review Reblog – France Jobin – scènes — Fluid Radio


The various interlocking scenes of experimental and ambient music are geographically dispersed but nonetheless close-knit, and the effects of significant events in these genres ripple out far and wide. 285 more words

via France Jobin – scènes — Fluid Radio


New review: France Jobin’s “scènes” is a beautiful and moving tribute to her friend Mika Vainio