Listening to –

 

“Lena Platonos is a Greek musician, pianist and music composer. She was one of the pioneers in the Greek electronic music scene of the 1980s, and she remains active today. Lena was born on the island of Crete and grew up in Athens. She began learning how to play the piano at the age of two and became a professional pianist before turning eighteen. Soon afterwards, she received a scholarship to study in Vienna and Berlin, where she was exposed to jazz, rock, and Middle Eastern music. She returned to Greece in the late 70’s and began working with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. She released three collaborative albums between 1981 and 1983, but it was her “triptych” of solo albums, Sun Masks (1984), Gallop (1985), and Lepidoptera (1986) that would lead many to call her the “Greek Laurie Anderson” or “mother of Greek electronica”.

https://www.facebook.com/LenaPlatonos/

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In the studio with Zinovia Arvanitidi — Headphone Commute

 

 

Let’s start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? I was around 8 years old when I started taking piano lessons. We had an antique Yamaha upright piano in our living room where I often used to sit and […]

via In the studio with Zinovia Arvanitidi — Headphone Commute

 

Listening to….

 

” Dabblings…”  from Jessica Grant

Thanks to Yeah I Know it Sucks for tonight’s listening : )

Review Reblog – Jessica Grant – Salt the Roots

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Jessica Grant
Title: Salt the Roots
Keywords: alternative electronic experimental eclectica minimalism neoclassical triphop United Kingdom

Let this delightful EP of Jessica Grant be the lighthearted kindness to fill up your heart and ears. With a lovely melodic showcase she brings us the nightly sleepy pleasantness of a electronic composition called ‘cascade’, which feels like the experienced touch of a feather, while at the same time being tightly programmed for a bright energetic friendly future. I heard this as the clock hit 4:00 AM as just opening my eyes from a fantastical dream & instead of walking all over it (like most music does) it became a lovely collider that kept my dreams intact & functioned as a bridge between this reality and the one as experienced as dreamland. I expect that children would be appreciative of this form of music too; I might have to test it out…

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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.


 

 

hashtag Everyday is International Women’s Day

I’ve been neglecting here recently and today is no exception as although it is International Women’s Day, I’ve spent a lot of time recently doing what I love.. creating electronic music.

Anyway, everyday is IWD here but I did try a little experiment.

How much electronic music of all genres is being created by artists who just happen to identify as female?

So the following playlists are made up of  tracks that i’ve listened to but not all, in the last month. I haven’t included some due to their length and for that I apologise if you are one of those artists. Of course, there are many many artists that I haven’t heard as yet.
As always, these are in no way an exhaustive list. I’m always just skimming the surface of creativity and as ever they are just starting points…it really is the tip of the iceberg of some of the music I’ve listened to this past few weeks and doesn’t cover all the artists I am following or who follow.
I  just wanted to see for myself how many artists are out there creating a huge range of sounds and I’ve deliberately not put them in any order to underline how eclectic they are. Brace yourselves for IWD2018 playlists –

Artists on the list in no particular order or preference….
Una Lee, Lesley Romano, Sarah Peebles, Anne Guthrie,Yara Mekawei,Brona Martin, Ivonne Paredes, Deutsche Wertarbeit, Carlotta Jacobi, Orphan Ann, Lola de la Mata, Sonae, Shelley Parker, tay_ploops, Daina Dieva, K.M Ende, Suzanne Doucet, Fetter, nosnetrom, Matzumi, Madoka, Nina Kardec, Jane Weaver, Chloe March, Xsara Dion, Immaculate Degenerate, Klara Lewis, flor.con.venas, Lyndsie Alguire, RYO, Jingg Yu, Alyssa Moxley, Georgina Canifru, Caterina Barbieri, Morita, Jayne Dent, Silvia Kastel, Michele Abondano, Gail Priest, Jelena Glazova, Lyn Goeringer, Heidrun Schramm, Carolina Eyck, Norah Lorway, NKISI, Donna Maya, Marlene Claudine Radice, Felicia Lush, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani, Margaret Noble, Ekin Fil, Christine Ott, pinnel, LauraNetzAnaKravanja, dibuk, Ikonika, Alisu, Aylu, Zoe McPherson and Shams Asma.


Artists on the list in no particular order or preference….
Laurel Halo, Flora Holderbaum, Madeleine Cocolas, Asterisk Untitled, Lea Bertucci, Gazelle Twin, Vanessa Rossetto, Puce Mary, Orphan Fairytale, Nadia Khan,Nomadamonada,Kobto, Mirna Castro, Rumblin_Cynth_Rampo, aardor, TAHNZZ, brthlns glnds, France Jobin, piksel, Paper Dollhouse, iPodrido, Bana Haffar, La Cosa Preziosa, Isabel Porto Nogueira, Belly Full of Stars, Wilted Woman, Alma Laprida, Renata Roman, Elyssia Crampton, Dalot and Sound Awakener, Patrizia Mattioli, Aurora Halal, A’Bear, Zalys, Sky High Diamonds, Lucia Luna, Lizzie Kindred, Akane Hosaka, Cyberian Noise, Swan Meat, Alina Herandez, Katrina, Anna Xambo, Marta SmiLga, salama,Tiffany Lunn, Plum, Viv Corringham, Natasha Barrett, Helena Krobarth


 

Artists on the list in no particular order or preference….
Yonneda Lemma, Jo Thomas, SHE / MACHINE, Enchanted Lands, Hiro Kone, sadfem, Panic Girl, Jaslyn Robertson, Julia Kent, A.R.Auditory Rhythms, Kathy Hinde, Giganta, Sarah Thompson, Kalalunatic, Shiva Feshareki, Karen Power, Michaela Melian, April Larson, Blevin Blectum, Anna Peaker, Christin Light, Poly Garbo, SHITNEY, Lucrecia Dalt, Sandunes, Sad Miranda, Maggi Payne, Irradiation, Natalie TBA Beridze, Aisha Devi, Nadia Lena Blue, Kate Carr, Ingenstansland, Mila Chiral, Slow Spin, Alexandra Spence, Jen Kirby, Corset Lore, Chaines, The Violet Black, Just Her, Marta SmiLga, Christina Vantzou, Marjorie Van Halteren and Ana Maria Avram.

 

Listening to….

 

I have a huge admiration and love of Game Music and this encompasses all the great things about the genre. Good Game Music should be that which you can listen to without a controller…….

I came across this release via the Bandcamp interview with Lene Raine. You can find out more here

High Scores, Celeste