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 …
by Mireille Kyrou / Vox Populi!
Experimental, ambient, electroacoustic, field recording, musique concrete
Track 1 “Étude 1” originally released on “Musique Concrète” compilation LP (Philips, 1964).
Track 3 “Koro Wild” originally released on Vox Populi! “Soft Entrance To Nature’s Camino De Luz” CDr (taâlem, 2008).
Not all Sunday’s have a quiet drift. Sometimes Sunday can sound like this and be challenging in a good way…
GOL, Ana-Maria Avram, Iancu Dumitrescu And Members Of Ansamblul Hyperion – Musique Directe (Full)
“Volume 1, hence the title “Musique Directe”, shows the band facing the leaders of Roumenian spectralism Ana-Maria Avaram and Iancu Dumitrescu. Electric and intense spontaneous experiments, on the edge of electroacoustic music and primitive avant-garde.” – Soundohm
Full details here, which I will be exploring more in future weeks –
‘Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America’, with pieces from the twentieth century (mainly 60s-80s)’
Tracklisting 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)