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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.

A BEAUTIFUL READ…

https://thequietus.com/articles/29814-annea-lockwood-interview

A Quietus Interview
Earth, Wind And Fire: An Interview With Annea Lockwood

Jennifer Lucy Allan talks to the New Zealand born composer about love letters on quarter-inch tape, piano gardens and doll shops, and the physical effects of sound upon our bodies


7704A – Tiger Balm
by Annea Lockwood
1977

Experimental, chants, folk, meditation, traditional

YOU MIGHT LIKE TO READ…

Here is another of my occasional posts about articles you might be interested in –

Excellent overview from an oft overlooked pioneer of electronic music on Sound Art Zone, which is itself a mine of information about all things sound art related.


Radiophonic Ladies by Jo Hutton – Sound Art Network

Arushi Jain on Identity, Indian Classical Music & Modular Synthesisers
Words by Chal Ravens

https://composer.spitfireaudio.com/en/articles/arushi-jain-on-identity-indian-classical-music-modular-synthesisers


Pauline Anna Strom’s Music Created Portals to New Worlds by Robert Ham · February 17, 2021 on Bandcamp Daily


BJörk on ‘Biophilia’ and Making Music Interactive – The Icelandic icon speaks to Hans Ulrich Obrist about her revolutionary interactive LP ‘Biophilia’ in this interview from 2011.- Electronic Beats



Some Good Reads…

A little update…I’m still here but like many I’m taking stock of things.  In the meantime, here’s some reading that you might be interested in –

Mayanne Amacher Petra

Maryanne Amacher – Petra – The experimental composer’s Petra steps inside a cyberpunk cathedral. by Geeta Dyal

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Holly Herndon

Bristol in Stereo // Holly Herndon
Published on Apr 25, 2019

Holly Herndon talks about PROTO and not messing up the next internet in Bristol’s live and new music magazine.

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Chipzel has spent a decade making incredible music with Game Boys

 “I thought it was super cool and really punk, and really futuristic and weird and nerdy,” she says of discovering the chiptune scene. “I just loved everything about the aesthetic.”

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kate-bush
Kate Bush – http://www.katebush.com/

Kate Bush’s Never For Ever: From Promising Artist to Innovator and Influential Producer  – November 11, 2020

Sam Liddicott explores the importance of this now forty year old release and Kate Bush as writer, performer and producer.

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Wendy Carlos’s Switched-On Bach topped US classical charts for three years.

‘She made music jump into 3D’: Wendy Carlos, the reclusive synth genius

“She went platinum by plugging Bach into 20th-century machines, and was soon working with Stanley Kubrick. But prejudice around her gender transition pushed Wendy Carlos out of sight”

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Angélica Negrón--Photo by Catalina Kulczar

Resonance: Angélica Negrón and the Poetics of Musical Automata (November 2020)I Care If You Listen

“The world is fortunate to have artists like Angélica Negrón who continually expand what is possible in the arts, and thus the human experience.” Read more from Sun Yung Shin on ICIYL!

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Book Cover
Between Air and Electricity
Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments
Cathy van Eck

Cathy Van Eck – Between Air and Electricity is open access now, free and downloadable per chapter, you’ll find it here:

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Reblog – The Space Lady – greatest hits

You can never have enough of The Space Lady : )

 

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: The Space Lady
Title: greatest hits
Keywords: pop, electronic, synthesizer

I know… I know.. and I’m even fully aware of already having discussed this lovely album over here, but sometimes it’s nice to have it ripen in the back of my head and return to it like a fine wine that has stood through the seasons to make all the flavors pop out for the best. When I first heard it I was just fully flabbergasted and surprised about its discovery through a good friend (graham Boosey) who had seen this lady perform in concert. I was fully blown away by just hearing this album so imagine how blown away his enthusiasm was, but now with the time passing gracefully and the music flourishing like a flower over time in my own memory storage system, I thought reviewing it for a second time was a nice little thing to…

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Reblog – Teresa Rampazzi in the last issue of Positionen n. 114 “Heroines of Sound”

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I just uploaded the full text of my new article on teresarampazzi.it site!

Laura Zattra (2018), “Sie war ihrer Zeit voraus. Teresa Rampazzi, eine wichtige Komponistin elektronischer Musik in Italien”, Positionen. Texte zur Aktuellen Musik, n. 114 “Heroines of Sound”, pp. 9-11, ISSN: 0941-4711.

Enjoy the reading.

DOWNLOAD HERE

gruppo-nps-100-_v-gseapremiumxl The NPS Group during the first phase: 1965-1968 (Teresa Rampazzi with sunglasses).

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Article – Suzanne Ciani: A Lifetime at Electronic Music’s Forefront — Bandcamp Daily

 

 

 

It’s clear from the outset that Ciani was always tireless, but her energy and commitment to artistic excellence has failed to flag.

via Suzanne Ciani: A Lifetime at Electronic Music’s Forefront — Bandcamp Daily

If you like reading…..

In the words of Liquid Architechture “…Take some time to read this insanely productive and purposeful conversation between musician, activist, writer…”

“inter/multi-disciplinary art practice. She dwells in multiple fields, as DJ (DJ General Feelings), writer/ researcher (currently a PhD candidate at Monash University), installation artist, a mother, a co-conspirator in interrogations of whiteness and patriarchal dominance.”


Beatriz Ferreyra: Making Music with all the Sounds in the World

Words: Geeta Dayal

Image: Adriano Ferreira Borges


 

An illustration of a modular synth

Modular Synthesizer Videos Are the YouTube Rabbit Hole You Won’t Want to Leave

by Philip Sherburne
Contributing Editor / Pitchfork

Here’s an example by Anne Annie

 

 

 

If you like to read……

Dr Liz Dobson
academic//curator//collaborator//facilitator

Literature on gender and electronic music

list of texts and also websites. If you feel that a publication or resource is missing contact Dr Liz Dobson with details and she will add it and credit you ( send weblink).


 

Beyond DIY: Meet The Polish Techno Artist Designing Her Own

Ewa Justka’s unusual instruments are breathing life into the world of synthesizer design.
By Ewa Justka. Interview by Chloé Lula.


 

The female revolution in electronic music


 

Researching gender in music: gendered space, female visibility & redesigning environments
News & Features, Research by Lazer Guided ReporterFebruary 7, 2018