Category Archives: ICYMI

Listening to…

Compilado Feminoise México
released February 19, 2019

Valley Girl by Madalyn Merkey
released April 2, 2014

Suma Love by Tropical Rock
released January 1, 2015

Tropical Rock is Kathleen Baird & Camilla Padgitt-Coles


Radiant Stars by Lucette Bourdin
released December 12, 2009

Spotlight On…

I have been having a giant clear-out and I found loads of scraps of paper accumulated over the last 8 years with artist names on them.
So I’ve decided that for 2020 I will post a few here at a time and add them to the artist directory, as well as posting on Twitter and Facebook.

There are many…

As usual, no order – no preference

Alina Maldonado

Alina Maldonado

Violinist, composer, improviser.

Photo by Bradford Bailey

 

 

 

Also a member of AnaTrizas –

A women artists collective conformed by Alina Hernández, Daniela Falcón and Shanttal Saad, who explored through sound and transmedia the meaning of femininity and the dissolution of identity. Concerned about the empowerment of women in the improvisation and experimental music scenes they look up to collaborate with other women in order to create a stronger community in which they support each other.

  • Violin + electronics


Ka Baird

Ka Baird

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer

Feature Interview with Bandcamp Daily


Madalyn Merkey

Madalyn Merkey

Experimental, computer music, max msp, sine waves,

Bandcamp Website –

In 2015, Merkey translated the pioneer electronic music text, Due scuole di musica elettronica in Italia (1968) by composer Enore Zaffiri (b. Turin, 1928), from Italian to English. 

 

Madalyn Merkey on Sound as Material  – Creative Independent  –

Longlistens

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes
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.

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……

Artists on this playlist are tfarhad, ramsha, Alina Moldonado, Trinh Hue Luong,Theremidi Orchestra with Irena Tomazin and Liz Helman.

 

Also if you wish another suggestion of a longlisten, you cannot fail with this –

 

 

I Don’t Do Lists…Continued

During the year I myself fail to cover everything that is released. I just cannot keep up (which is a good thing) and miss a lot too, try as hard as I do to listen. I thought that I would try to recap as many 2019 releases as possible here throughout December, as a way to rectify this.
Anyway here goes. No order, no preference –













 

I Don’t Do Lists…Continued

During the year I myself fail to cover everything that is released. I just cannot keep up (which is a good thing) and miss a lot too, try as hard as I do to listen. I thought that I would try to recap as many 2019 releases as possible here throughout December, as a way to rectify this.
Anyway here goes. No order, no preference –

I don’t do lists but other people do and these are from a list of Drone releases by Anti – Gravity Bunny  You can see the full list here and were released in 2019-














 

As I have stated I don’t do lists but sometimes lists are worth it and these releases from Anti-Gravity Bunnys’ list are some of the best Drones around  : )

I Don’t Do Lists…

I have an aversion to lists.

They create an atmosphere of  competition between artists and genres. They also often only plug those releases that are ‘readily’ there in view – easy to find.  That is, the artists and/ or labels / PR etc who have the most money and time, often are the ones that get the most focus. Consequently, many female identifying artists don’t even get a look in and /or get overlooked, as proved by the many studies and reports available to prove this fact. I will refer you to female:pressure FACTS and Counting the Music   although sadly and even very recently, there are many more studies from Classical to Jazz as well as Electronic, that report the same findings.

Believe me when I say, that there are large numbers of female identifying artists out there. You only have to look.

Of course, during the year I myself fail to cover everything that is released. I just cannot keep up ( which is a good thing) and miss a lot too, try as hard as I do to listen. I thought that I would try to recap as many 2019 releases as possible here throughout December, as a way to rectify this.

Anyway here goes. No order, no preference –

I don’t do lists but these were released in 2019-











Listening to…

 

 

Beatriz Ferreyra – Argentinian Pioneer of Electronic, Tape and Electroacoustic music.