Category Archives: Listening to…

#THROWBACK TRACKS 5/7/21

A little late but better late than never…

Norma Beecroft – String Quartet with Tape (1992)

Quitratue
by Marta De Pascalis
2014

Experimental


Alien Bog​/​Beautiful Soop
by Pauline Oliveros
1966/ 1967
re-released 1997

classical, avant-garde, contemporary, experimental, experimental electronic, tape music


Since it was Canada Day last Thursday I reposted this playlist for #throwbackthursday…

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes –
“Recent lists of pioneering women in electronic music have bolstered the fact that women were right there making significant work during the nascence of electronic music, from the late ’50s to ’70s, on a quest for sounds and sequences never heard before. Yet most of the women who helped pioneer electronic music in Canada don’t pop up in those lists. On the surface, the early electronic era in Canada looks like a man’s game, yet looking a little deeper you’ll find Canadian women on the margins, surrounded by tape machines, computers and instruments of their own making.” – Red Bull Music Academy.
They still are at the forefront and this playlist is just a jumping off point….. Artists are –
Ann Southam, Hildegard Westerkamp, Marcelle Deschenes-Harvey, Shimmer Crush, Helena Krobath, Jessica Gabriel, ambient – sonic, Roxanne Turcotte and Rose Bolton.

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

Moon Drip
by Electric Sound Bath
2016

ambient, cosmic, drone, electro-acoustic, experimental, head music, meditation, micro, outsider, stillness, transcendental

IMAGE OF THE DAY

Jez riley French remembers the musician, artist, recordist and researcher known as Embla Quickbeam




Stones that move and grow
by Embla Quickbeam
2019

experimental, ambient, electroacoustic, electronic, field recordings, music concrete, psychedelic, tape music

#THROWBACK TRACKS 27/6/2021

Tâches
by Rocio Cano Valiño
2017

electronic, experimental, acousmatic, contemporary, electroacoustic, musique concrete


Vigilante Margarita
by Vigilante Margarita
2013

experimental, pop experimental, punk femenino, rock, songs


Silvertone e il sentimento oceanico
by angelica castello
2013

experimental


Atom Eye
Trilogy 120 – Seamless Version (28mins)
2012

drone, field recording, experimental, soundtrack, longlisten


Reasons For Balloons
by Me, Claudius
2017

experimental, drone, field recordings, noise, sound art, tape manipulation


Welcome, Electricians
by Anne-F Jacques
2016

experimental, drone, field recordings, noise, sound art, tape manipulation


Trazar líneas rectas, curvas
by Eliana Rosales
2019

experimental, electroacoustic, electronic, experimental noise

IMAGE OF THE DAY


Annette Peacock’s Voice-Activated Moog Modular System


The Quietus | Features | Strange World Of… | The Strange World Of… Annette Peacock

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

To All Frequencies I Can Not Sense for Quartet
by Marta Forsberg
2017

electronic, drone, experimental, installation art, jazz, minimal

LATEST READING AND LISTENING

Here are a few articles you may enjoy that also include listening…

If you are interested in Sound Art, I have just found this great site The Thames Submarine that combines audio and video into a deeper exploration of the sound art practice of artists – as it states An online space for sound works and ideas.

Here’s one of my favourites but it is well worth looking at the archive and listening on soundcloud

Ellen Fullman – Street Walker – The Thames Submarine – May 2021


Deeper Listening: An Introduction to Drone Composition
By Vanessa Ague · May 17, 2021


The Wall-Shaking Delights of Stockholm’s Experimental Drone Scene
By Samuel Tornow · July 28, 2020


via The Wire Magazine on twitter here’s a wonderful collection of sounds, archive, writings from Nameless Sound….everything you would wish to know about Pauline Oliveros from the Nameless Sound archives …

EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF NAMELESS SOUND THROUGH FEATURED ESSAYS, NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED AUDIO, LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCES, AND OTHER MEDIA GEMS FROM THE HISTORIC VAULT.

#THROWBACK TRACKS 20/6/2021

Still trying to flood the airwaves…

Alpha Piscium
by Motion Sickness of Time Travel
2014

electronic, ambient, drone, minimal


Quarantine
by Laurel Halo
2012

electronic, ambient, experimental, techno


Orbit Beyond
by Dawn Tuesday
2015

electronic music, ambient, drone, space music


Abandoned
by Stevia Sphere
2017

electronic, utopian, virtual, ambient, creative commons, instrumental, metrosong, openmpt, sunvox, vaporwave


Starcalc
by Vektroid
2011

electronic


Piece of Peace​​/​​1
by TAKOTAMO
2016

experimental

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

A bit late…

Black Gate
by Kali Malone
2016

electronic, experimental, dungeon synth, minimalism, modern classical

MONDAY MUSING

Today I came across a discussion of how the history of electronic music often omits the women who had a major role in it’s development technically, as well as sonically.

I am putting together a few thoughts on this for a future post as it’s not so clear cut and to be honest, there aren’t many now, who haven’t come across the names Daphne Oram or Delia Derbyshire, via their social media platforms.

Not denying their importance at all but I do feel there is a pedestal effect which is often western centrist and white. With this in mind and back to my original morning read, I came across a discussion that sought to question, rightly, this western view, with a few suggestions of women from around the world AND a great mixcloud playlist.

“This episode is curated by theorist, collector and artist Cedrik Fermont.
Cedrik writes: “This mix took inspiration from Sisters with Transistors, a film that raises awareness about female pioneers in electronic/electro-acoustic music who have often been ignored or whose role has been minimized but unfortunately the film fails to include non-Westerners who were also active from the 1950s onward… I understand that one cannot include every single pioneer but failing to include non-Westerners is comparable to when male’s narrative excludes women. This is not the first time I notice this kind of behavior and my guess is that it is not only about gender, but ethnicity and sometimes class too. This criticism doesn’t mean that it’s a bad film, nevertheless it is incomplete”.