NYC in the 60s, 70s and 80s was a melting pot of different cultural genres and a meeting point for important figures in contemporary music. The scene was filled with many artists whose influential body of work has been written about and extensively taught in formal academic curricula across the world. On the flip side, […]
I have loved Julius Eastman’s Femenine since first hearing it earlier this year and this release by Lorraine James is indeed building on something beautiful, taking the essence of Julius Eastman’s art and making something reflective, minimalist and new.
Mix RARO 13 “Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America” by Ale Hop
Beatriz Ferreyra – Echos (1978) Hilda Dianda – Después del silencio (1976) Jacqueline Nova – Creación de la tierra (1972) Jocy de Oliveira – Wave Song (1981) Oksana Linde – Mariposas acuáticas (1985) Vânia Dantas Leite – L’Indien et L’Ovni (1986) Nelly Moretto – Composición 9b (1966) Marlene Migliari Fernandes – Espectros Cromáticos (1967) Graciela Paraskevaídis – Algún sonido de la vida (1993) Graciela Castillo – Y así era (1982) Olga Pozzi Escot – Three Poems of Rilke (1959) Alicia Urreta – Dameros I (1984)
Maria Chavez is a pioneer of Abstract Turntablism, a self-described practice she developed under the guidance of Pauline Oliveros‘ Deep Listening. Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Houston, she cut her teeth as a DJ spinning techno and drum & bass, but the male chauvinism of that scene roused her to experiment further with […]
“…she pushed the boundaries between electronic music, classical music and art in a truly unique way.” – Warp Records
I am absolutely beside myself to hear of the death of Mira Calix. She was one of the rare artists who supported my little venture through the years and for that long distance online connection, I am grateful. Thoughts go out to her family and friends.❤
This year to try and cover as much as is possible for a single person, I am dedicating each month to a specific area of interest or platform and just by chance February is Longlisten month.
Sometimes tracks are just too long for the usual playlist I put together so I decided to put together bite sized playlists for longer tracks. Bite sized in number of artists but not scrimping on the length and quality of the listening : ) Take some time and immerse in the sound waves.
Artists are Leden / Angusdei, Alina Kalancea, Katrine Amsler, Mia Zabelka, Marta De Pascalis, Sophie Delafontaine and Pauline Oliveros.
And if you can’t find anything on the I Don’t Do Lists , try this collection from A Closer Listen-
If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up. A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise. And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers. Some of these were direct responses to the world as it was, while others were simply written […]