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I am an electronic musician who, as someone recently said to me, set up Feminatronic to act as "soft PR" for female electronic artists from all genres and styles. If I can give a little helping hand then why not?

Unsound Festival New York 2014

Headphone Commute


The fourth edition of Unsound Festival in New York, presented by Fundacja Tone and the Polish Cultural Institute New York, rolled in on the last day of March, the streets of the city still covered in snow, the pavement frozen with perpetual layer of water. The official opening night featuring EVOL and Oren Amabrchi with Sinfonietta Cracovia Quintet & Friends was still a few days away, while the synesthetic installation of sounds, scents and visual elements, titled Ephemera, already opened its doors for the first installment, featuring the work of Steve Goodman (aka Kode9) set to an olfactory composition. The “smell” of rumbling bass was strong, loud and acute, like the sharp angled waves of its saw-tooth aural accompaniment. The vibrations and their perfumes spilled onto the street, and an older couple walking through dusky New York alley couldn’t help but peak inside. The other two installations, rotating on a daily…

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On this special Feminatronic 8Tracks are:
Pauline Oliveros
Annea Lockwood
Pamela Z
Margaret Noble
Wendy Carlos Williams
Adina Izarra
Susie Ibarra
Lou Mackenzie
Thank you for listening.

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Qin Yufen : Sound, Art, and Her Chinese Style

Participate in The British Library’s “inspired by” series.


Babylon Electrified_ the history of an expedition to restore ancient Babylon

The British Library’s “Sound and Vision” site has posted a challenge to people working with sound. The idea is to compose a sound piece, under 3 minutes, that is inspired by one of the 1 million images released by the British Library last year onto Flickr Commons.

I’m happy that my own sound piece, inspired by the above picture, was the first work chosen to be posted for the series. To listen to the work and to read more about the project visit the British Library’s Sound and Vision site.

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I thought it might be an idea to highlight a collection of tracks available to listen, download and buy, by female electronic artists. Music Box is just like a box of chocolates – varied and sometimes not to everyone’s taste but overall, demonstrating the eclectic nature of music creation. Dive in and sonically eat more than one…


Shilpa Gupta: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundary

Miki Yui: Small Sounds, the Cosmos

Thanks to MUSES for this very interesting article about Miki Yui, reblogged by Feminatronic as part of a season of exploration into Sound Art.

Echoes and Dust ~ Musical Therapy

a closer listen

Musical Therapy The connection between artistry and depression is often termed “the creative fire”.  The website Echoes and Dust has launched a brand new series on the topic, including contributions from musicians, counselors and more. We highly recommend it to our readers.

The specific connection is rather unique.  Echoes and Dust covers the harder edge of music, including post-rock and metal, but devotes a large percentage of its time to instrumental music.  In fact, the first installment of the series (“Let’s just say I wasn’t always a rock star”) comes from Hannah Morgan, the violist of The Rumour Cubes.  Her bold entry seems like a regular memoir until we encounter the words, “I tried to kill myself.”  First off, directly to Hannah, thank you for saying the words.  Part of the problem with depression is the stigma that is attached to any conversation about the subject.  Second, how wonderful it is to…

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It occurred to me that not everyone is on Facebook and often there are interesting news items that come up on the Feminatronic Connect Facebook page that not everyone can see. So I thought that I would have the occasional posts that grouped together some of these items and hopefully bring them to a wider audience. So here goes..

Musician explores gender in electronic genre

Tara Rodgers



Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Imogen Heap


Imogen Heap’s magical music gloves make for handmade beats