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Todays Discovery – Sonic Environment Waves (July 2016) — MAKING WAVES

This month we’re delighted to have Dr. Leah Barclay, Co-Chair of Sonic Environments, and President of the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology , guest-curate this playlist: Sonic Environment Waves. About the playlist, Leah writes: This playlist features composers who are working in innovative ways with place, environmental sound and new technologies. It has been curated to […]

via Sonic Environment Waves (July 2016) — MAKING WAVES

 

“Making Waves is a monthly series of curated playlists streaming one hour of quality, new composed music. Founded in 2015, Making Waves shines a spotlight on the music of Australian composers. Fresh playlists are released on the first day of each month and older playlists are made available all year round via our archives; perfect for those with just a few minutes to explore one track or for hours perusing a myriad of diverse sound-worlds.”

Not solely electronic. Much is Classical music and / electroacoustic but increasingly there are electronic elements in the compositions and a great introduction to Australian composers. Really recommend listening to the beautifully presented playlists.

 

 

 

Weekly Theme – Latin American Electronic and Electroacoustic

There is a rich history of Electronic and Electroacoustic music in South American and Latin American countries with some of the greatest pioneers  including Jacqueline Nova and Beatriz Ferreyra. This rich culture of experimentalism has been built upon by modern artists. Below are two playlists that are the starting points to discovering more.

Jacqueline Nova

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This Weeks Theme is – Minimalism doesn’t mean Nothing

Feminatronic #70 is a playlist of “minimalist” tracks but that does not mean they that have little going on sonically,(sound , noise or voice), you just have to listen for the nuances and there is a lot more going on under the surface. Possibly, you might like to listen with headphones to get the full effect.
Artists on this playlist are –
Hyaena Fierling, Patrizia Mattioli, Miniature Zebra, Queef, Ola Saad, Crys Cole, Rachel Lancaster and Christine Webster.

 Artist of the Week is Jo Thomas

“Jo Thomas is an award winning London based composer who choses to work through sculpting electronic sound into an aural tapestry of technological,biological and emotional states. Her work is based around human fallibility, she chooses to represent the human in sound with a discourse of delicate and detailed sonic failure using a sophisticated combination of micro sound, micro tonal and glitch material.

She creates organic complex and beautiful music’s which are written specifically for spaces and different formats of music release.Her works exist in the extreme of large scale and miniature, striving to work with momentary engagement and long listening continuums.”

 

Weekly Theme – Rhythms

The theme this week Rhythm and Playlist #37 is a diverse collection of rhythmic tracks, using a whole array of electronic processes. The artists are Pilocka Krach, Andrea Parker, Sarah Badr / FRKTL, Madoka, Leah Kardos, Elodie Lauten, Deena Abdelwahed and Sabina Covarrubius.

Web Focus – Sonic Environment Waves — MAKING WAVES

This month we’re delighted to have Dr. Leah Barclay, Co-Chair of Sonic Environments, and President of the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology , guest-curate this playlist: Sonic Environment Waves. About the playlist, Leah writes: This playlist features composers who are working in innovative ways with place, environmental sound and new technologies. It has been curated to […]

via Sonic Environment Waves — MAKING WAVES

Although not strictly electronic – “Making Waves is a monthly series of curated playlists streaming one hour of quality, new composed music.  Founded in 2015, Making Waves shines a spotlight on the music of Australian composers. Fresh playlists are released on the first day of each month and older playlists are made available all year round via our archives; perfect for those with just a few minutes to explore one track or for hours perusing a myriad of diverse sound-worlds.”

 

Weekly Theme – Nothing but the Stars

Playlist #65 is a journey around the Cosmos.
This playlist focusses on the Stars and Cosmos. It gives a chance to spotlight mostly but not exclusively, Ambient Space, Drift and Drone music where women have been generally under represented, although I am discovering there are more out there than I realised. This is music to immerse yourself in and take time to listen for the nuances and changes.

Artists are – Iotronica, Suzanne Doucet, Zalys, Lomita, Joanne Gabriel, Isabel Porto Nogueira, Patrizia Mattioli, and Katlyn Aurelia Smith,

Weekly Theme – Electroacoustic

This week the theme is Electroacoustic music, spurred on by a series of articles in New Music Box. Firstly, The Opportunity of Electroacoustic Musicology

Closeup image of an old patch-cord synthesizer

and secondly, Alice Shields’ thoughts on Electroacoustic music today –

-Structural and Playback Issues in Current Electroacoustic Music | NewMusicBox:

Photo published for Structural and Playback Issues in Current Electroacoustic Music

Playlist#27 highlights Electroacoustic artists. This is just the tip of the Iceberg as the range of music creation covers everything from Tape, Minimalism, Music Concrete, Sound Art and Installation to name a few but all are using electronic sound production and applying them to compositional practice.
Artists on this playlist are –
Caroline Park, Marina Vesic, Miki Yui, Delphine Dora and Bruno Duplant, SonicBright, Marlene Radice, Olivia Block and Julia Teles.

Weekly Theme – Between Continents

Some of you who follow Feminatronic on Twitter and Facebook will know that I post playlists based on a weekly theme. Since I have discovered that there are a lot more women creators out there than I realised, this enables me to highlight as much music as possible but also giving a fair hearing to many genres of electronic music.

These seem quite popular as a means of discovering new artists and music, so it’s about time I posted some here.

This week the theme has been Between Continents and has focussed on artists from, working / living  or have connections with Asia and Africa. Below are the two playlists that I have put together so far and  Album of the Week Ombrophilia by Tomoko Sauvage.

 

Artists on this playlist are Deena Abdelwahed, Kyoka, Liliane Chlela, Tujiko Noriko, Zahra Mani, Midori Hirano, Yoko Ono, Buffalo Daughter.

Artists on this playlist are Mutamassik, _litter, One Man Nation, YTAMO. unii, Yara Mekawei, Applex Twin and Fari B.

Album of the Week

Ombrophilia by Tomoko Sauvage

Melodic Instrumental – Matzumi

The latest playlist on Soundcloud #30 includes tracks from artists who create Melodic Instrumental music and Matzumi is one of the biggest names in this genre of electronic music.

Matzumi

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One woman – one project ! New Age, Ambient and Soundtracks.

REBLOG – Fractured Air 46: Moon Ate the Dark ‘Moon Over Blood Mountain’

Courtesy to Fractured Air for the reblog and suggest you listen to Moon Ate the Dark, who I have featured previously on Feminatronic. Great playlist : ))

FRACTURED AIR

Moon Ate the Dark is the neoclassical-infused drone collaborative project between Welsh pianist Anna Rose Carter and Canadian producer Christopher Brett Bailey. The London-based artists’ two full-length releases – 2012’s self-titled debut and this year’s highly-anticipated follow-up (‘Moon Ate The Dark II’), both released on the prestigious Berlin-based imprint Sonic Pieces – forges a deeply affecting experience for the heart and mind: the rich, dense textures of Bailey’s production is masterfully interwoven with Carter’s stunningly beautiful piano-based compositions.

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Fractured Air 46: Moon Ate the Dark “Moon Over Blood Mountain”

To listen on Mixcloud:

https://www.mixcloud.com/Fractured_Air/fractured-air-46-moon-ate-the-dark-moon-over-blood-mountain/

Tracklisting:

01. Emily Hall ‘Scream’ [Bedroom Community]
02. Laurie Spiegel ‘Drums’ [Philo, Unseen Worlds]
03. Jenny Hval ‘Blood Fight’ [Rune Grammofon]
04. Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind ‘Rocky Mountains’ [Warner Bros.]
05. Ikue Mori ‘Musashi Plain Moon’ [Tzadik]
06. Joanna Newsom ‘The Book of Right On’ [Drag City]
07. Eliane Radigue ‘Kyema’ (excerpt) [Experimental Intermedia Foundation]

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