Friday Focus – Femmecult

 

Modern perspectives in art, music and culture.

Seattle-based electronic music composer, Bardo:Basho (Kirsten Thom) did a live set exclusively for Femmecult

Interview with her on the website. http://www.femmecult.com/sound/bardob…

For more Bardo:Basho please visit her online.
https://soundcloud.com/bardobasho
https://www.facebook.com/bardobasho

 


Plum (Shona Maguire) hosts the Femmecult January 2014 podcast showcasing some of the musicians that have been influential on her work along the way.

Plum is an electro-pop producer & multi-instrumentalist who became the first female artist ever to win a Scottish Alternative Music Award, securing “Best Electronic” award in March 2013, having been heralded “One to Watch for 2013” by Best of British Unsigned in January 2013, and with her album The Seed in the ‘Best Albums of 2012’ list for many bloggers home and abroad.

Check out more of her work at her website: www.http://plumtunes.com

 

All info courtesy of Femmecult.

Friday Focus – Women’s Audio Mission

Women’s Audio Mission addresses two critical issues:

  1. Less than 5% of the people creating the sounds, music and media in the daily soundtrack of our lives are women.
  2. The alarming 70% decline in women/girls enrolling in college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs since the year 2000.

Women’s Audio Mission uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of a training environment –  the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women –  to attract over 1,200 under-served women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.

 

#changingthefaceofsound

Today’s Discovery – multa nox

 

Experimental ambient, drone, electronic from Sally Decker aka multa nox.

 

 

Multa Nox’s Dreamy New Drone Explores the Loneliness in Human Connection   – Thump

 

” under the umbrella of ambient music, she works with damp synth patches, blustery vocals, and foggy effects processing. Her pieces move slowly and deceptively, producing an illusory stillness—a respite from the world where you can stop and think for a second.”

 

Reblog / Preview – Jlin – Black Origami

 

The Indiana producer pulls from a host of influences to make music that proudly upsets tradition.

via Jlin’s Dizzying, Detail-Oriented Take on Footwork — Bandcamp Daily

Friday Focus – Girls Pushing Buttons

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” Girls Pressing Buttons is a global initiative to engage girls and women of all ages in creating music. Through community, sharing of experience and information and promoting artists and similar causes, we hope to bring visibility to the movement and those involved through sharing information, artists, methods, and hosting workshops. Contact us if you’d like to be a contributor.”

girlspressingbuttons@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/GirlsPressingButtons/

Today’s Discovery – Light Sleep – Phew

“Propulsive rhythms from early drum machines, whirring electronics and dreamlike vocals make for a jaw-dropping late-career masterpiece from legendary Japanese musician Phew, recorded solo at Phew’s home in Tokyo.”

Phew

Japanese Experimental Pioneer Phew Is Back with Her First Solo Record in 20 Years 

Friday Focus – Female Frequency

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Female Frequency – http://www.femalefrequency.com/

https://www.facebook.com/femalefrequency/

Female Frequency is a music collective dedicated to empowering women & girls in the music industry through the creation of media that is entirely female generated.