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Dr Liz Dobson
academic//curator//collaborator//facilitator

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

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Maria W. Horn: Excitation – Frustration – Excitation

The title expresses everything in a good way..

 

We need no swords

HornConditional cassette / DL

Less shot through the head with a diamond bullet than being walloped repeatedly with a crystal hammer, Maria W. Horn’s ‘Excitation – Frustration – Excitation’ matches elegance with brutality in admirably brain-wrenching fashion. Tough kickdrums and serrated noise jags serve the pain, their unquiet digital gristle occasionally recalling Ben Frost at his glowering best. The title track is a fine example, its percussion stomping holes in the space time continuum through which pour gibbering waves of sleety, saturated howl.

Despite all that slurry, Horn’s compositions have a stony grandeur that impress as much as they terrify. Rapid-fire squelches, carousel synths and silky keystroke jabs lift things from the abyss, their textures nodding towards the disco, even if Horn keeps things awkward and arrhythmic. The clubby bleeps of ‘Voluntary Auto Intoxication’ sparkle in the spluttering backdrop like gemstones set into a cliff-face, while the steely, D&B-tastic tessellations…

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Reblog – Album of the Day: Phew, “Voice Hardcore” — Bandcamp Daily

 

“Her latest album, Voice Hardcore, takes this to the extreme. It features nothing but the sound of Moritani’s voice, often layered on top of itself or warped into new forms.”

 

“Voice Hardcore” is one of the more extreme projects from an artist long pushing beyond the norm.

 

 

via Album of the Day: Phew, “Voice Hardcore” — Bandcamp Daily

 

Phew

 

ICYMI – Japanese Experimental Pioneer Phew Is Back with Her First Solo Record in 20 Years  

 

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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Reblog – The Women of Latin American Electronic Music — Bandcamp Daily

 

Seven artists changing the game within the predominantly male-dominated genre.

via The Women of Latin American Electronic Music — Bandcamp Daily

ICYMI – Article Reblog – Speaker Dress by Pauchi Sasaki — Between Air and Electricity

Pauchi Sasaki wears her Speaker Dress (2014), containing 96 loudspeakers. Photo by Juan Pablo Aragon. © Pauchi SasakiOur clothes can be seen as a form of communication between ourselves and the outside world. They give a visual impression of who we are and how we would like to be seen by others. Pauchi Sasaki designs dresses…

via Speaker Dress by Pauchi Sasaki — Between Air and Electricity

 

Recommended site – Between Air and Electricity  – Cathy van Eck

 

 

Today’s Discovery – Delayed – Marlo Eggplant

Just listen…

This was part of a noise community monthly trade series in 2017.
Released February 17, 2017

Experimental, Ambient, Electronic, Avant-garde, Drone, Noise.