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
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.
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer
Feature Interview with Bandcamp Daily
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 –
It is an honor to present this extended conversation with Félicia Atkinson, whose latest record, The Flower and The Vessel, has just been released on Shelter Press. We discuss her multifaceted art practices, her musical formation, the importance of running an independent press, and the power inherent in stones. Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular […]
via Sound Propositions 016: Félicia Atkinson — a closer listen
This is a wonderful in depth long read for a Sunday or any day afternoon.
Tissa Mawartyassari’s Harsh Noise Compositions Are Sonic “Ghost Stories”
“Harsh noise wall is dedicated to “blistering cacophony,” but Tissa Mawartyassari’s compositions can be oddly contemplative.”
Tissa Mawartyassari Bandcamp
via Ladyz in Noyz on Facebook here is a new release if you are into Experimental, harsh noise, harsh noise wall, power electronics
In this incarnation Cronaca Nera is Adriano Vincenti: analog synth and Tissa Mawartyassari is Monica Isabel Sanchez: harsh noise
There was a long thread about pioneers of electronic music on twitter and the usual names cropped up but as is often the case there were names I hadn’t heard of and Jean Eichelberger Ivey is one of those names…shame on me.
On further listening, where have my ears been?
Better late than never for me here –
Jean Eichelberger Ivey
Jean Eichelberger Ivey (1923 – 2010) founded the Peabody Electronic Music Studio in 1967. Dr. Ivey has a large catalog of works in virtually every medium and is frequently represented on the programs of major orchestras and ensembles.
Piano, sounds of nature and electronics
Composer Jean Eichelberger Ivey
A Conversation with Bruce Duffie
Music by Jean Eichelberger Ivey for Voices, Instruments and Tape
Kate Carr is a sound artist whose work investigates our relationship with the natural world, and explores place and non-place, being and imagining. Her music is often composed using field recordings and sounds sourced from location. Besides her recorded output and live performances, she has contributed to artist residencies that have taken her all over […]
via Interview with Kate Carr —
Lovely long interview here….
This piece explores sonic transmissions and emissions, radio, morse code, sonar, satellite, blue tooth, and wireless. From our efforts to track and transmit into our solar system using radio, to blue tooth connections across the room, this work examines the ephemeral sonic tools we use and the traces these leave as we attempt to reach each other. It is an ode to the fragility, dynamism and determination encapsulated in the ways we attempt to connect.
Contact is an edited version of a live performance at Radiophrenia Festival in Glasgow on May 15, 2019.
An occasional series where I try and shine a little light on some of the women at the forefront of electronic music who I think should have more acknowledgement.
Daria Semegen (b. 1946) is a composer of instrumental, vocal and electronic music. She is a recognized authority on electronic music composition.
This article in New Music USA set me on a journey to find out more –
Daria Semegen: So Many Awareness Pixels Going On at the Same Time
Here’s a great podcast interview I enjoyed listening to from More from Art + Music + Technology with Darwin Grosse
“ JK: I’m always interested in processing organic textures and combining them with electronic textures in a way that blurs the boundaries between both, so that it’s hard to tell where one leaves off and the other begins.”
“Creative work–whether it’s making music or writing or performing physically–can sometimes produce its own chronology and in that way seem to escape time.” —Julia Kent Words: Mark Carry Last month saw the eagerly awaited return of world-renowned Canadian cellist and composer Julia Kent’s fifth studio album, ‘Temporal’: a deeply transformative journey into our very being […]
via Chosen One: Julia Kent — FRACTURED AIR