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A New Year….A New Start

For those of you who know me well and /or understand what this site is about, you will be aware that I believe in collaboration, support, and co-operation to try and shine a spotlight on those ‘electronic’ artists from many genres, who just happen to identify as female.

This is a personal journey that I began 6 years ago and increasingly have found that I cannot cover everything, especially as I am an artist myself and have my own projects to create and finish.

Feminatronic is on many platforms. Although I do not have a public contact link here ( for particular reasons), I am contactable via social media and it has been a pleasure to receive messages out of the blue from artists, labels and reviewers, as well as messages of support. I have made clear from the start it is not about me as an individual. The name suggests the subject and although centred around female identifying artists is NOT exclusive and / or divisive, which is against the ethos of the site and me personally.

By the methods of RT and reblogging (by means of the WordPress mechanisms), I have been able to make a small contribution to getting some focus on what is in fact only a tiny proportion of the many female artists, from all genres of electronic music, creating art out there. I am a tiny cog in the wheel of progress, which I have seen over the past years.

This site is a portal where you can click through to the original site / articles and I have had the honour to reblog many articles and reviews from respected writers via their own sites for many years. In doing this I discover and learn so much about a subject dear to my heart, find new artists and listen to their work, as well as enjoy reading the varied viewpoints and thoughts of writers.

The ultimate aim is to enable visitors to go on their own journey’s of discovery, like I have been doing these past years, as you never know what you will find and listen to from one day to the next. Hopefully, by doing this, lesser known artists also get some focus and maybe you will listen to more of their music and even buy it and thereby support artists in a concrete way.

I am not going to go into detail what sparked this post but it has given me a chance to take stock and maybe rethink how I may do things in the future. Watch this space.

What I do know is that I will be continuing here, at least for the present, in some way.

Thank you for reading this and supporting the concept of Feminatronic.

I wish you all the best for 2019, whoever and wherever you are.

O

 

 

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News – Fall Music Preview: Electronic – A Closer Listen

Plenty to look forward to here……

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To dance is to forget one’s problems and to underline the vibrant nature of life.  Our Electronic Preview points in the direction of the club, but even if one can’t get out there in public, there’s always the living room, the lawn, the car.  Let’s say you were a robot beached on a distant island.  Wouldn’t you still have a locked groove in your electronic heart?  We know we would!  The best beats of the season are waiting to be discovered in the largest of our five fall previews.

Our cover image is taken from Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot, one of the finest YA books in recent memory.  A sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes, will be published next spring.  For more on Brown and the Wild Robot series, visit his website here.

Rich’s Pick:  Jilk ~ Joy in the End (Project Mooncircle, 1 September)
We’ve waited a long…

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Ana Maria Avram (1961 – 2017)

Ana-Maria Avram – Zodiaque Antique

 

 

Ana-Maria Avram: PARHELION for ensemble and computer sounds

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ANA MARIA AVRAM

1961 – 2017

 

“Gifted idiosyncratic composer and musician, truly capable of creation & bringing forth alternate universes.”

Stephen. F. O’Malley

SUNN O)))

 

 

 

 

News – This Friday, Stand With Bandcamp in Support of Trans Rights

Support artists by buying their music and 100% of Bandcamp’s share of every sale on Friday, August 4th (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time) will go to the Transgender Law Center, a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to change law, policy, and culture for the more equitable. TLC does critical policy advocacy and litigation on multiple fronts, fights for healthcare for trans veterans, defends incarcerated trans people from abuse in prisons and detention centers, supports trans immigrants, and helps trans youth tell their stories and build communities.

News / Event – Teresa Rampazzi on WDR 3’s “Open Sounds: Studio Elektronische Musik” programme

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Frank Hilberg, producer of the channel WDR 3 of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne, and Reinhold Friedl, are the auhors of a two-hour-feature about the Electronic Music of “Nuove Proposte Sonore” (NPS) and Teresa Rampazzi.

I was interviewed by Reinhold Friedl on February 3rd for this purpose, alongside Francesca Rampazzi (Teresa Rampazzi’s daughter).

The documentary will air next Saturday night, at 22:04 on WDR 3 (it will be possible to listen to it on the WDR 3 Podcast in the forthcoming months).

Open Sounds | 27 May 2017, 22.04 – 23.00 Uhr | WDR 3

Open Sounds: Studio Elektronische Musik

Live-stream of the program: http://www1.wdr.de/radio/wdr3 –> click “Live hören” or go directly to: http://www1.wdr.de/radio/player/radioplayer106~_layout-popupVersion.html

gruppo-nps-100-_v-gseapremiumxl The N.P.S. Group during the first period 1965-1968: left to right, Memo Alfonsi, Ennio Chiggio, Rampazzi (with sunglasses), Serenella Marega, Gianni Meiners – Courtesy: Ennio Chiggio.

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Friday Focus – Fair_Play

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FAIR_PLAY is a network designed to promote the visibility to the practices of women, cis, trans and sociocultural minorities ignored by the mainstream visibility systems in the fields of sound art, experimental and alternative music and related arts.
The aim is to set up spaces for creation and fair representation through organising events, workshops and mentoring schemes, relaying calls for projects, and sharing tools for boosting visibility and the dissemination of information.
F.AQ. https://fairplay.hotglue.me/faq
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