In the studio with Zinovia Arvanitidi — Headphone Commute

 

 

Let’s start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? I was around 8 years old when I started taking piano lessons. We had an antique Yamaha upright piano in our living room where I often used to sit and […]

via In the studio with Zinovia Arvanitidi — Headphone Commute

 

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Listening to….

XPO 201​-​3
by Les Graciés

Les Graciés (2012-ongoing) is the conjunction of Eric Douglas Porter (Afrikan Sciences) and Gaël Segalen (IhearU), a French – American tandem of sister & brother in sound, a evident and karmic encounter of free spirit music makers, searchers of spectrum and rhythm for distinction in sound, in full sympathy with the unknown.

On Soundcloud here

hashtag International Women’s Day pt2

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.


 

 

hashtag Everyday is International Women’s Day

I’ve been neglecting here recently and today is no exception as although it is International Women’s Day, I’ve spent a lot of time recently doing what I love.. creating electronic music.

Anyway, everyday is IWD here but I did try a little experiment.

How much electronic music of all genres is being created by artists who just happen to identify as female?

So the following playlists are made up of  tracks that i’ve listened to but not all, in the last month. I haven’t included some due to their length and for that I apologise if you are one of those artists. Of course, there are many many artists that I haven’t heard as yet.
As always, these are in no way an exhaustive list. I’m always just skimming the surface of creativity and as ever they are just starting points…it really is the tip of the iceberg of some of the music I’ve listened to this past few weeks and doesn’t cover all the artists I am following or who follow.
I  just wanted to see for myself how many artists are out there creating a huge range of sounds and I’ve deliberately not put them in any order to underline how eclectic they are. Brace yourselves for IWD2018 playlists –

Artists on the list in no particular order or preference….
Una Lee, Lesley Romano, Sarah Peebles, Anne Guthrie,Yara Mekawei,Brona Martin, Ivonne Paredes, Deutsche Wertarbeit, Carlotta Jacobi, Orphan Ann, Lola de la Mata, Sonae, Shelley Parker, tay_ploops, Daina Dieva, K.M Ende, Suzanne Doucet, Fetter, nosnetrom, Matzumi, Madoka, Nina Kardec, Jane Weaver, Chloe March, Xsara Dion, Immaculate Degenerate, Klara Lewis, flor.con.venas, Lyndsie Alguire, RYO, Jingg Yu, Alyssa Moxley, Georgina Canifru, Caterina Barbieri, Morita, Jayne Dent, Silvia Kastel, Michele Abondano, Gail Priest, Jelena Glazova, Lyn Goeringer, Heidrun Schramm, Carolina Eyck, Norah Lorway, NKISI, Donna Maya, Marlene Claudine Radice, Felicia Lush, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani, Margaret Noble, Ekin Fil, Christine Ott, pinnel, LauraNetzAnaKravanja, dibuk, Ikonika, Alisu, Aylu, Zoe McPherson and Shams Asma.


Artists on the list in no particular order or preference….
Laurel Halo, Flora Holderbaum, Madeleine Cocolas, Asterisk Untitled, Lea Bertucci, Gazelle Twin, Vanessa Rossetto, Puce Mary, Orphan Fairytale, Nadia Khan,Nomadamonada,Kobto, Mirna Castro, Rumblin_Cynth_Rampo, aardor, TAHNZZ, brthlns glnds, France Jobin, piksel, Paper Dollhouse, iPodrido, Bana Haffar, La Cosa Preziosa, Isabel Porto Nogueira, Belly Full of Stars, Wilted Woman, Alma Laprida, Renata Roman, Elyssia Crampton, Dalot and Sound Awakener, Patrizia Mattioli, Aurora Halal, A’Bear, Zalys, Sky High Diamonds, Lucia Luna, Lizzie Kindred, Akane Hosaka, Cyberian Noise, Swan Meat, Alina Herandez, Katrina, Anna Xambo, Marta SmiLga, salama,Tiffany Lunn, Plum, Viv Corringham, Natasha Barrett, Helena Krobarth


 

Artists on the list in no particular order or preference….
Yonneda Lemma, Jo Thomas, SHE / MACHINE, Enchanted Lands, Hiro Kone, sadfem, Panic Girl, Jaslyn Robertson, Julia Kent, A.R.Auditory Rhythms, Kathy Hinde, Giganta, Sarah Thompson, Kalalunatic, Shiva Feshareki, Karen Power, Michaela Melian, April Larson, Blevin Blectum, Anna Peaker, Christin Light, Poly Garbo, SHITNEY, Lucrecia Dalt, Sandunes, Sad Miranda, Maggi Payne, Irradiation, Natalie TBA Beridze, Aisha Devi, Nadia Lena Blue, Kate Carr, Ingenstansland, Mila Chiral, Slow Spin, Alexandra Spence, Jen Kirby, Corset Lore, Chaines, The Violet Black, Just Her, Marta SmiLga, Christina Vantzou, Marjorie Van Halteren and Ana Maria Avram.

 

Review Reblog – Dalot and Sound Awakener – Little Things [Fluid Audio]

Stationary Travels

One of the most unexpected and pleasant surprises of the year so far is a stunning new collaboration between a pair of sound artists from separate continents – Dalot (Maria Papadomanolaki), originally from Greece and currently based in London, and Sound Awakener (Nhung Nguyen) from Hanoi, Vietnam.  Imaginatively conceived and elegantly packaged, Little Thingspresents a pastiche of sonic artifacts and divergent personal narratives transfigured into wondrous inner landscapes that become wholly immersive for the listener.

It starts from ground-level interactions, field recordings of soundwalks in parks, on the streets, hydrophones in rivers and contact microphones on bridges and delicately moves to the ethereal…The album creates a journey for the listener; a journey of changes between the two artists’ lives; the changes in seasons, life-events, ordinary moments and creative processes that affected the perspectives and emotional states within which this album was produced. In ‘Little Things’…

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Review Reblog – Bana Haffar ~ Matiere

It’s only the beginning of the year and I already feel swamped with new releases which is a good thing : )

You can get the release here

 

More here –

a closer listen

All manner of gorgeous tracks occupy Bana Haffar‘s Soundcloud page, many unreleased.  The Los Angeles artist has been swiftly building her sonic resume over the past two years, and Matiere is her latest public declaration.  This follow-up to last year’s Alif 12″ sees her continue to expand the length of her tracks into something resembling mini-sets; “Endo” and “Exo” are dual movements of the same work, at eighteen total minutes a light yet satisfying two course meal.

Much of Haffar’s work is with patches (see photo), but she keeps the shifts to a minimum here, preferring to approach the movements in different manners rather than to alter their base sound.  As “Endo” begins, it sounds like the tuning of a bass guitar, demonstrating the range of the Make Noise modular synthesizer.  One knows a song is going to break out; one simply doesn’t know when.  The wait turns…

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Today’s Discovery – Feed Goals by Enchanted Lands

 

“…assemblages, showing intricate weaving and arranging of sound materials. Her tracks form strange scenes or frames where just when the sound seems to settle down a turnover point is reached and a delicate change of balance results in a whole new plateau. Receiving cues from ASMR, impact blasts, and natural phenomena, these elements become sound ingredients that add microscopic texture, sensuality and depth to their complementary sounds. Moving beyond any high or low fidelity, the nature of the sounds blend together into a space where compression artefacts, phone mic’ing and high-tech sound design mingle fluently. From weeping wind harps to whispered confessionals to immense trance reveries, the result is a sound that eludes itself and forces the ear to expect some curious inversion around every corner.”

Couldn’t attempt to describe this any better – A sonic delight.

 

Enchanted Lands a project by Prague-based artist Barbora Polcerov