Reblog – Maiya Hershey – Tides [Shimmering Moods]

A quiet start to the week…

Stationary Travels

If you visit the Soundcloud page of Lebanese sound producer and visual artist Maiya Hershey, you’ll find a veritable menagerie of beautiful experiments in ambient & electronic music and other sonic ephemera constructed from piano, loops, and voice. There is arguably enough material there to have allowed her to cobble together a complete album, but her full-length debut demonstrates she was willing to be patient enough to develop something truly substantial and cohesive. Tides is presented as a fictional story whose protagonist is an unseen creature born from deep waters that “inherited all of human consciousness and memory” and it possesses all the strange, otherworldly beauty such a concept portends.

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Friday Focus – The Missing Voice Podcasts

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“The Missing Voice is a podcast series exploring gender within the music industry, produced by Belfast based musicians, Isobel Anderson and Francesca O’Connor. Combining one-to-one interviews with group discussions and special themed editions, the aim of the podcast is to highlight the challenges around gender in music but also where progress and new opportunities are taking place.”

 

Today’s Discovery – Sound Map

 

Travel the world through mini sound postcards….

 

” Sound Map is an audio project by artists Hannah Kemp-Welch and Lisa Hall, first shown at Tate Modern during Uniqlo Tate Late, June 30th 2017.

Responding to Cildo Meireles’s sonic vision of the Tower of Babel, we invite participants to listen to the most widely spoken languages across the globe, and reconsider the world map by language and listening, rather than country. This series of audio works form sonic postcards — snapshots of each language.
Collecting speech and song from online radio stations, news channels and live web cams, we’ve sought to capture each language in a two-minute mix. The audio was gathered at midday in the respective locations to ensure a chance selection process, free from bias. Where needed, environmental sounds were also sourced from online databases.”

 

More here

Review Reblog – Jane Weaver, “Modern Kosmology”

 

I was lucky enough to see Jane Weaver when she toured her last release The Silver Globe and bathed in the sonic psychedelic synths, a sound that resonates with the past but is still of today and melodic too, which is an art in itself : )

Today’s Discovery – Paper Moon by Anda Volley

 

Released June 1, 2017

tags: alternative, dark ambient, dream pop,  electro gothic, indie rock, Boston.

 

Today’s Discovery – Tribute to Pauline Oliveros

Latin American electronic / electroacoustic artists tribute and creative responses to, the writings and thoughts of Pauline Oliveros.

On September 13, 1970, a young composer named Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) published in The New York Times an article entitled “And Don’t Call Them ‘Lady’ Composers”, Ms. Oliveros addressed an unasked yet (tellingly so) critical question: “Why have there been no ‘great’ women composers?” Her argument is guided by a questioning of critical, historiographic and technical discourse. Oliveros explained how the cult of innovation constructs figures of “greatness,” and to what extent society promotes the virilisation of these discursive models…..

Read more of the background to this project, curated by Susan Campos-Fonseca here

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