Reblog – on the early immersive music of joan la barbara, via mode records

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hashtag International Women’s Day pt2

To try to get as many artists some visibility I have been posting compilations. Again, this is not an exhaustive list and are just suggestions of starting points . I may add to it in future.

In no real order or preference and yes, some are diverse….

 

Latin American sound explorations.


 

Experimental noise, noisecore, speedcore, harsh noise, noise wall, power electronics Vancouver


 

A monstrous compilation but only a fraction of french contemporary sound creativity.


 

Inspired by the new scene of independent female artists and electronic music producers from South America.


 

An experimental music compilation featuring ten female composers from far east Asia (Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China).


 

This multi-genre compilation was inspired by Ionesco’s play ‘Rhinoceros’ with various artists voicing their protest via sound.


 

Experimental, ambient, electroacoustic, industrial, noise, ritual.


 

 

If you like reading…..

In the words of Liquid Architechture “…Take some time to read this insanely productive and purposeful conversation between musician, activist, writer…”

“inter/multi-disciplinary art practice. She dwells in multiple fields, as DJ (DJ General Feelings), writer/ researcher (currently a PhD candidate at Monash University), installation artist, a mother, a co-conspirator in interrogations of whiteness and patriarchal dominance.”


Beatriz Ferreyra: Making Music with all the Sounds in the World

Words: Geeta Dayal

Image: Adriano Ferreira Borges


 

An illustration of a modular synth

Modular Synthesizer Videos Are the YouTube Rabbit Hole You Won’t Want to Leave

by Philip Sherburne
Contributing Editor / Pitchfork

Here’s an example by Anne Annie

 

 

 

If you like to read……

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

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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