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LONGLISTEN…

Mix RARO 13 “Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America” by Ale Hop

Tracklisting

Beatriz Ferreyra – Echos (1978)
Hilda Dianda – Después del silencio (1976)
Jacqueline Nova – Creación de la tierra (1972)
Jocy de Oliveira – Wave Song (1981)
Oksana Linde – Mariposas acuáticas (1985)
Vânia Dantas Leite – L’Indien et L’Ovni (1986)
Nelly Moretto  –  Composición 9b (1966)
Marlene Migliari Fernandes  –  Espectros Cromáticos (1967)
Graciela Paraskevaídis  –  Algún sonido de la vida (1993)
Graciela Castillo  –  Y así era (1982)
Olga Pozzi Escot  –  Three Poems of Rilke (1959)
Alicia Urreta  –  Dameros I (1984)

“I wanted to contribute to the conversation around women pioneers of electronic and electroacoustic music in this mix, showing the Latin American composers’ elegance and complexity around the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. These works are in dialogue with the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century, but they are not simply reverberations from the Anglo-European traditions; they condensed a unique and particular spirit.

You can read the full mini essay here at Sounds and Colours – Ale Hop

REBLOG – SP* Episode 24: KAKAPHONY – with Maria Chavez [podcast] — a closer listen

Maria Chavez is a pioneer of Abstract Turntablism, a self-described practice she developed under the guidance of Pauline Oliveros‘ Deep Listening. Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Houston, she cut her teeth as a DJ spinning techno and drum & bass, but the male chauvinism of that scene roused her to experiment further with […]

SP* Episode 24: KAKAPHONY – with Maria Chavez [podcast] — a closer listen

Really worth a click through to read more and listen to Maria Chavez work.

PLAYLIST #191 – FOLLOW MY LEADER #14

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
I’ve always added this short note to all the playlists –
As with all the playlists, they are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next….follow up on “sounds like”….see who’s following, many artists follow other artists….
but I thought I’d put it into practice myself.
I started with the first artist and then followed the sound trail to other connected artists. There is no preference on first choice or the sound trail but the playlist is always eclectic and it does give a chance for artists to be heard who may slip through the net : )


Beginning with Mariam Gviniashvili, artists are Alyssa Moxley, Cheryl. E. Leonard, FH HF, Felicity Mangan, puits de venin, Concepcion Huerta, agg, Mabe Fratti, GA /Gabriela Ga , Alina Maldonado, M.Elikone

There are many more playlists to explore here https://soundcloud.com/feminatronic/sets

#SOUNDCLOUDSPOTLIGHTMONTH pt2

I seem to have missed a whole month here but to be honest there are far more important things on my mind at the moment and I’m sure yours.

I have been highlighting some SoundCloud pages on twitter and thought it would be good to post them here too. As usual no preferences and literally just random…

About 1200 artists here and growing…




MIRA CALIX (1970 – 2022)

“…she pushed the boundaries between electronic music, classical music and art in a truly unique way.” – Warp Records

Mira Calix in an interview with Dr Tara Rodgers in Pink Noises



I am absolutely beside myself to hear of the death of Mira Calix.
She was one of the rare artists who supported my little venture through the years and for that long distance online connection, I am grateful. Thoughts go out to her family and friends.❤

#SOUNDCLOUDSPOTLIGHTMONTH pt1

I seem to have missed a whole month here but to be honest there are far more important things on my mind at the moment and I’m sure yours.

I have been highlighting some SoundCloud pages on twitter and thought it would be good to post them here too. As usual no preferences and literally just random…




Martyna Poznańska
London/Berlin












#LONGLISTENMONTH

This year to try and cover as much as is possible for a single person, I am dedicating each month to a specific area of interest or platform and just by chance February is Longlisten month.

Sometimes tracks are just too long for the usual playlist I put together so I decided to put together bite sized playlists for longer tracks.
Bite sized in number of artists but not scrimping on the length and quality of the listening : )
Take some time and immerse in the sound waves.

Artists are Leden / Angusdei, Alina Kalancea, Katrine Amsler, Mia Zabelka, Marta De Pascalis, Sophie Delafontaine and Pauline Oliveros.


Following the INCLUSIVES project, the Fair_Play network and Tsuku Boshi Records have decided to continue their joint adventure through a temporary collection presenting female and non-binary composers from various backgrounds: ]FairTsuku[

Each disc will feature two artists, both of whom have “carte blanche”.

The first collection is from Audrey Poujoula & Maria Costa and the following collection will be between Limpe Fuchs & Valérie Vivancos


Here are a couple of other long listens that I have enjoyed this week –

SPOTLIGHT ON…

Kelly Ruth

TODAY’S LONGLISTEN…

electronic, dark ambient, experimental, experimental electronic, ritual, ritual music, sound art, sound poetry, soundscape

ROLE MODELS

Pamela Z – http://pamelaz.com/