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LATEST READING AND LISTENING
Here are a few articles you may enjoy that also include listening…
If you are interested in Sound Art, I have just found this great site The Thames Submarine that combines audio and video into a deeper exploration of the sound art practice of artists – as it states An online space for sound works and ideas.
Here’s one of my favourites but it is well worth looking at the archive and listening on soundcloud
Ellen Fullman – Street Walker – The Thames Submarine – May 2021
Deeper Listening: An Introduction to Drone Composition
By Vanessa Ague · May 17, 2021
The Wall-Shaking Delights of Stockholm’s Experimental Drone Scene
By Samuel Tornow · July 28, 2020
via The Wire Magazine on twitter here’s a wonderful collection of sounds, archive, writings from Nameless Sound….everything you would wish to know about Pauline Oliveros from the Nameless Sound archives …
EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF NAMELESS SOUND THROUGH FEATURED ESSAYS, NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED AUDIO, LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCES, AND OTHER MEDIA GEMS FROM THE HISTORIC VAULT.
Some Good Reads…
A little update…I’m still here but like many I’m taking stock of things. In the meantime, here’s some reading that you might be interested in –
Maryanne Amacher – Petra – The experimental composer’s Petra steps inside a cyberpunk cathedral. by Geeta Dyal
Bristol in Stereo // Holly Herndon
Published on Apr 25, 2019
Holly Herndon talks about PROTO and not messing up the next internet in Bristol’s live and new music magazine.
Chipzel has spent a decade making incredible music with Game Boys
“I thought it was super cool and really punk, and really futuristic and weird and nerdy,” she says of discovering the chiptune scene. “I just loved everything about the aesthetic.”
Kate Bush’s Never For Ever: From Promising Artist to Innovator and Influential Producer – November 11, 2020
Sam Liddicott explores the importance of this now forty year old release and Kate Bush as writer, performer and producer.
‘She made music jump into 3D’: Wendy Carlos, the reclusive synth genius
“She went platinum by plugging Bach into 20th-century machines, and was soon working with Stanley Kubrick. But prejudice around her gender transition pushed Wendy Carlos out of sight”
Resonance: Angélica Negrón and the Poetics of Musical Automata (November 2020) – I Care If You Listen
“The world is fortunate to have artists like Angélica Negrón who continually expand what is possible in the arts, and thus the human experience.” Read more from Sun Yung Shin on ICIYL!
Cathy Van Eck – Between Air and Electricity is open access now, free and downloadable per chapter, you’ll find it here:
Reblog – Teresa Rampazzi’s voice and her unique piece “Taras” — laura zattra
Curious to hear what Teresa Rampazzi’s (1914-2001) voice sounded like? This is a unique opportunity. This audio track I’ve uploaded on SoundCloud is part of a radio programme aired in 1985 “Le nuove frontiere della musica” (New frontiers of music; director: Tonino Delfino). Rampazzi and Delfino are discussing her piece “Taras su tre dimensioni”. The […]
via Teresa Rampazzi’s voice and her unique piece “Taras” — laura zattra
Here are a few links that you may be interested in courtesy of Laura Zattra –
music – sound – musicology
Short stories of electronic music #2 | A music perfectly edible: photography by Teresa Rampazzi by by Johann Merrich
#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…
Sound artist Susan Philipsz’s inclusion on the Turner prize shortlist should make Britain sit up and listen
Hear hear: Artangel sound art comes to Radio 4
John O’Mahony asks leading sound artists if their work is moving closer to the mainstream
Who is Susan Philipsz?
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 .
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!
10). Unlearning Black Sound in Black Artistry: Examining the Quiet in Solange’s A Seat At the Table
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’.
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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