Category Archives: Articles

#Rolemodels – Sound Art

So you know when I said I had a lot in my draft file, well here’s something I put together in 2015 when I started this journey and forgot to post but fits really well in #Rolemodels.

I have often wondered…

WHAT IS SOUND ART?

This was part of a series on Sound  Art and the women who have been and are, at the forefront of this highly eclectic and diverse art form but I never posted this until now…

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Sound artist Susan Philipsz’s inclusion on the Turner prize shortlist should make Britain sit up and listen

 

A listener takes in Susan Hiller’s Magic Lantern pieceHear hear: Artangel sound art comes to Radio 4

John O’Mahony asks leading sound artists if their work is moving closer to the mainstream

 

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ANNEA LOCKWOOD

          



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MARGARET NOBLE

 



SUSAN PHILIPSZ

SUSAN PHILIPSZ

Who is Susan Philipsz?



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MIKI YUI

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Reblog – International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

There is always just so much posted on IWD and increasingly I feel overwhelmed by all the sheer amount of articles and playlists. However, here’s one that covers mostly Classical artists, some who use electronic processes but also covering several platforms such as Vimeo, Bandcamp and SoundCloud, all in one post. Concentrating on Australian composers – Really worth checking out.

Website  –  Making Waves – Discover New Australian Music

 

The theme for International Women’s Day in 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. Happy International Women’s Day! The team would like to acknowledge that lists such as these invariably exclude more composers than they promote. However, we embrace the opportunity to reflect on the striking music featured by female-identifying composer in Making Waves playlists and the Making Conversation […]

via International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

 

Reblog – ICYMI – The Theremin’s Voice: Amplifying the Inaudibility of Whiteness through an Early Interracial Electronic Music Collaboration — Sounding Out!

On an October evening in 1934, Clara Rockmore made her debut performance with the theremin, a then-new electronic instrument played without touch, in New York City’s historic Town Hall. Attended by critics from every major newspaper in the city, the performance not only marked the beginning of Rockmore’s illustrious career as a thereminist, it also […]

via The Theremin’s Voice: Amplifying the Inaudibility of Whiteness through an Early Interracial Electronic Music Collaboration — Sounding Out!

 

Such an interesting read via Sounding Out!

Reblog – EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN MUSIC : PART FOUR — Empowerment of Women in Music : India

“Firstly I wish to thank all the people and groups who have read this blog plus all the feedback and input from the readers. Immense gratitude towards all the women and men who have contributed with their views, artwork, information and ideas. It is a small feat yet to say with pride, that this blog […]

via EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN MUSIC : PART FOUR — Empowerment of Women in Music : India

 

I have enjoyed reading the series these last weeks and recommend this highly informative and positive series of posts. Sounds like there are big plans for the future and I hope they come to fruition. More of the series here

Reblog – The Top Ten Sounding Out! Posts of 2017!

I don’t like lists but this is an exception – thoughtful and wide ranging .

Sounding Out!

For your January reading pleasure, here are the Top Ten Posts of 2017 (according to views as of 12/28/17). Visit this brilliance today–and often!–and know more fire is coming in 2018!

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10). Unlearning Black Sound in Black Artistry: Examining the Quiet in Solange’s A Seat At the Table

Kimberly Williams

On May 18th, 2017, Solange Knowles took viewers on an expedition as she glided, danced and “agonized” in a “joyful praise break” on the floor of New York City’s Guggenheim museum. Drawing from the museum’s narrative of introspection and multi-sensory connection, Solange’s performance of “An Ode To. . .” prompted viewers to relearn and reorient the melodies of A Seat at the Table (2016). Solange’s performance in this setting hearkened listeners to new concepts and emotions in the record they didn’t catch before as they consumed it. This begs the question– what other sonic elements have we neglected to identify in A Seat…

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Article Reblog – Out of Sync: Gendered Location Sound Work in Bollywood

Sounding Out! is a definite recommend from me. It never ceases to amaze me how long term issues such as gender and class, amongst others, are covered in engaging, intelligent and interesting ways and this series is a welcome addition to their huge collection of writings, articles and ‘food for thought’.

Sounding Out!

co-edited by Praseeda Gopinath and Monika Mehta

Our listening practices are discursively constructed. In the sonic landscape of India, in particular, the way in which we listen and what we hear are often normative, produced within hegemonic discourses of gender, class, caste, region, and sexuality. . . This forum, Gendered Soundscapes of India, offers snapshots of sound at sites of trans/national production, marketing, filmic and musical texts. Complementing these posts, the accompanying photographs offer glimpses of gendered community formation, homosociality, the pervasiveness of sound technology in India, and the discordant stratified soundscapes of the city. This series opens up for us the question of other contexts in India where sound, gender, and technology might intersect, but, more broadly, it demands that we consider how sound exists differently in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Afghanistan. How might we imagine a sonic framework and South Asia from these…

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Reblog – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Finds Her Inner “Kid” — Bandcamp Daily

 

 

The composer talks with us about music’s place in her personal ecosystem and tracing a coming to awareness with synthesizers.

via Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Finds Her Inner “Kid” — Bandcamp Daily