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“Lena Platonos is a Greek musician, pianist and music composer. She was one of the pioneers in the Greek electronic music scene of the 1980s, and she remains active today. Lena was born on the island of Crete and grew up in Athens. She began learning how to play the piano at the age of two and became a professional pianist before turning eighteen. Soon afterwards, she received a scholarship to study in Vienna and Berlin, where she was exposed to jazz, rock, and Middle Eastern music. She returned to Greece in the late 70’s and began working with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. She released three collaborative albums between 1981 and 1983, but it was her “triptych” of solo albums, Sun Masks (1984), Gallop (1985), and Lepidoptera (1986) that would lead many to call her the “Greek Laurie Anderson” or “mother of Greek electronica”.

https://www.facebook.com/LenaPlatonos/

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To try to get as many artists some visibility I have been posting compilations. Again, this is not an exhaustive list and are just suggestions of starting points . I may add to it in future.

In no real order or preference and yes, some are diverse….

 

Latin American sound explorations.


 

Experimental noise, noisecore, speedcore, harsh noise, noise wall, power electronics Vancouver


 

A monstrous compilation but only a fraction of french contemporary sound creativity.


 

Inspired by the new scene of independent female artists and electronic music producers from South America.


 

An experimental music compilation featuring ten female composers from far east Asia (Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China).


 

This multi-genre compilation was inspired by Ionesco’s play ‘Rhinoceros’ with various artists voicing their protest via sound.


 

Experimental, ambient, electroacoustic, industrial, noise, ritual.


 

 

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

 

 

 

Listening to….

 

I have a huge admiration and love of Game Music and this encompasses all the great things about the genre. Good Game Music should be that which you can listen to without a controller…….

I came across this release via the Bandcamp interview with Lene Raine. You can find out more here

High Scores, Celeste

Reblog – ICEBERG THE DRIFT on Sublunar Society

There are an awful lot of modular synthesizers and also releases out there at the moment, but Ch. Webster always manages explore subjects that I wish to find out more about and creates something sonically interesting with the technology….

 

 

You can find ICEBERG THE DRIFT here on Sublunar Society

Christine Webster

Iceberg/The Drift is a poetic and sonic tribute to the Larsen C Ice shelf rift in Antartica which caused during the summer 2017 the complete breaking of the oversized A-68 iceberg, drifting now in the open sea for years, maybe decades.

It’s the second sound work, i composed being directly inspired from a natural catastrophy, like i did with the Fukushima Days project in 2012.

With Iceberg/The Drift, i investigate the structural ice shelf perception and the vibrant life hidden inside it from an organic and abstract perspective, working only with modular synthesis.

The seven tracks are available for preview on Soundcloud and the official release is set to the 12 january 2018 on Sublunar Society

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https://www.serein.co.uk/

Reblog – The Top Ten Sounding Out! Posts of 2017!

I don’t like lists but this is an exception – thoughtful and wide ranging .

Sounding Out!

For your January reading pleasure, here are the Top Ten Posts of 2017 (according to views as of 12/28/17). Visit this brilliance today–and often!–and know more fire is coming in 2018!

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10). Unlearning Black Sound in Black Artistry: Examining the Quiet in Solange’s A Seat At the Table

Kimberly Williams

On May 18th, 2017, Solange Knowles took viewers on an expedition as she glided, danced and “agonized” in a “joyful praise break” on the floor of New York City’s Guggenheim museum. Drawing from the museum’s narrative of introspection and multi-sensory connection, Solange’s performance of “An Ode To. . .” prompted viewers to relearn and reorient the melodies of A Seat at the Table (2016). Solange’s performance in this setting hearkened listeners to new concepts and emotions in the record they didn’t catch before as they consumed it. This begs the question– what other sonic elements have we neglected to identify in A Seat…

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