“…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.❤
So, I’ve just had a little look at some of the Electronic History pages on Instagram and you wouldn’t have thought that there were any women in electronic music / instrument development but did find a few nice posts via Synth History –
Since it was Canada Day last Thursday I reposted this playlist for #throwbackthursday…
Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes – “Recent lists of pioneering women in electronic music have bolstered the fact that women were right there making significant work during the nascence of electronic music, from the late ’50s to ’70s, on a quest for sounds and sequences never heard before. Yet most of the women who helped pioneer electronic music in Canada don’t pop up in those lists. On the surface, the early electronic era in Canada looks like a man’s game, yet looking a little deeper you’ll find Canadian women on the margins, surrounded by tape machines, computers and instruments of their own making.” – Red Bull Music Academy. They still are at the forefront and this playlist is just a jumping off point….. Artists are – Ann Southam, Hildegard Westerkamp, Marcelle Deschenes-Harvey, Shimmer Crush, Helena Krobath, Jessica Gabriel, ambient – sonic, Roxanne Turcotte and Rose Bolton.
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
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 Magazineon 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 …