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.

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Some Weekend Reading……

Pioneering Italian Women in Electronic Music

September 15, 2017
By Johann Merrich


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Radiophonic Ladies by Jo Hutton on Sonic Arts Network


Pioneering Canadian Women In Electronic Music

September 29, 2016
By Robyn Fadden


Early Electronic Music in Québec: A Brief History

October 4, 2016
By Roger Tellier Craig


Review Reblog – On the reissue of Maggi Payne’s Crystal by Aguirre — The Hum Blog


“For decades, Maggi Payne has quietly lingered in the realms of avant-garde and experiential music, laying influence just out of view.” 

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Reblog – Pioneer Spirits: New media representations of women in electronic music history

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“Pioneer Spirits: New media representations of women in electronic music history” is a new important article by Frances Morgan in the current issue of Organised Sound, Vol. 22, Issue 2 (Alternative Histories of Electroacoustic Music) August 2017, pp. 238-249.

Teresa Rampazzi is numbered amongst those composers previously “either ignored or thought to be marginal […]. Some media representations of the female electronic musician raise concerns for feminist scholars of electronic music history. Following the work of Tara Rodgers, Sally MacArthur and others, [Frances Morgan considers] some new media representations of electronic music’s female ‘pioneers’, situate them in relation to both feminist musicology and media studies, and propose readings from digital humanities that might be used to examine and critique them”.

You can read the complete abstract here.

Frances Morgan is Deputy Editor of The Wire, former editor of plan b magazine, writes the Soundings column for Sight & Sound…

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Article Reblog – How Oakland’s Experimental Music Scene Became Queerer, Browner, and More Femme

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Kohinoorgasm Kohinoorgasm by Jasdeep Kang

While, for many, the words “noise music” might conjure images of white dudes in dank basements assaulting their audience’s eardrums with feedback, there have always been artists who aren’t white men working with the medium. The scene has been shifting all across the U.S., allowing greater space for diversity. In the Bay Area, some of the most exciting new artists to come out of Oakland and Berkeley’s experimental, punk, and noise scenes in recent years are women, and predominantly queer women of color.

Historically, the Bay Area’s different countercultures have been somewhat stratified among racial lines. In the ’90s, the rave and punk scenes skewed white, while underground hip-hop shows drew out primarily black and brown audiences. But in the late ’00s and early ’10s, things began to shift, as party promoters made concerted efforts to integrate the scenes, hosting shows that featured punk bands, rappers…

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Article Reblog – Pauline Oliveros – Listening | Juno Plus

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


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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Article Reblog – Beyond the Grandiose and the Seductive: Marie Thompson on Noise

Sounding Out!

Dr. Marie Thompson is currently a Lecturer at the Lincoln School of Film and Media, University of Lincoln. Her new book Beyond Unwanted Sound: Noise, Affect and Aesthetic Moralism has just been published by Bloomsbury. We’ve been following each other on Twitter for a while(@DrMarieThompson and @AbstractTruth)  and I have become very interested in her ideas on noise. I’m David Menestres, double bassist, writer, radio host, and leader of the Polyorchard ensemble (“a vital and wonderfully vexing force of the area’s sonic fringes”) currently living in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.

Cover of “Beyond Unwanted Sound Noise, Affect and Aesthetic Moralism,” By Dr. Marie Thompson

In her new book, Dr. Thompson covers a wide variety of ideas from Spinoza to Michel Serres’s cybernetic theory, acoustic ecology and the politics of silence to the transgressiveness of noise music, and many other concepts to show…

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