Category Archives: SoundCloud Spotlight

Around the world in 8tracks

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes

In March 2020, TQ zine ( tqzine.blogspot.com/ ) put out a call for music related things for an upcoming special edition in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. I thought it might be a good chance to get the word out there to a wider audience that there are many female identifying artists creating ” left field, NAU – No Audience Underground “music. To be honest, some of us have had no audience at all and is one of the original reasons why I began Feminatronic 8 years ago.

That aside, I decided to take one of the playlist themes I use here and create an 8Track list with links to tracks and artists based on my then recent listening, from some of the Covid -19 hit countries around the world. Of course, we all know that now in September 2020, this list could be so much larger and would probably include everyone I follow here. In lieu of that here’s the link to who I am following on Soundcloud, which I add to regularly – https://soundcloud.com/feminatronic/following

As with all the playlists there are no preferences. They are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next….follow up on “sounds like”….see who’s following, many artists follow other artists….

Artists on this playlist are Poulomi Desai (UK / India), _blank [also known by human alias: Blanca Rego] (Spain ), Marta Zapparoli (Italy / Germany), Lương Huệ Trinh (Viet Nam), Todas Las Anteriores (Mexico / USA ), Laughing Ears (China ), Ch. Webster (France ) and Yuko Araki(Japan).

As a final note, I was asked if I would continue to contribute 8Track playlists to TQ for both publication and online and agreed to do it. The playlists are primarily but not wholly electronic artists, as I listen to so much that doesn’t quite fit the genre. I do try and include as much as I can on Feminatronic but some things stretch the general criterias I work to. This is where creating my 8Track choices for TQ has been liberating, because there I can include these artists and sounds, although I am sticking with two general rules. Firstly, to focus on artists that create music who mostly, but not exclusively, just happen to identify as female. Secondly, my listening suggestions fit loosely into the NAU soundworld, although there may be some leeway with this, but I think it’s always good to expand your listening horizons.

Reblog – Sound Propositions 09: Kate Carr — a closer listen

These are strange times and like many I have been spending time taking stock. How to move forward when you feel like your feet are in concrete?

I decided to revisit and also finally visit other people’s sites and repost some gems here. This series Sound Propositions, in the words of A Closer Listen themselves is ” fusing narrative interviews with music, field-recording, and sound design” and there are some very creative artists doing that.

I thought I would post a couple here, well the start of the articles and interviews but they are well worth clicking through for the rest : )

Sound Propositions is an ongoing, semi-regular series of conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Rather than writing copy that can just as easily have come from a press release or a catalog, this […]

Sound Propositions 09: Kate Carr — a closer listen

Spotlight On…

Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey

Sound Artist, DJ, Sound Play

” uses field recordings and found sounds and are inspired by ideas and reflections on silence and absence, architectural urban spaces, and feminist activism. Her electroacoustic compositions are created for a variety of forms, including multichannel and mixed media installations, moving image soundtracks, live performance and dance ”

Ain Bailey

British Music Collection 


Dr Norah Lorway

Dr Norah Lorway

Lecturer, Researcher, live Coding, drones and beats

Music on the xylem record label

norah lorway


Anna Xambo

Anna Xambo, PhD
” Senior Lecturer at DMU. Experimental electronic music maker. Co-Founder of WoNoMute at NTNU. Co-Founder of online records label Carpal Tunnel.”

pyr247 – H2RI  Generated music using her self-built tool MIRLC

 

 

Anna Xambó

 

 

 

Spotlight On…

Cecile Babiole

Cecile Babiole

” …visual and audio arts through installations and performances that investigate digital medias with irony”

Cecile Babiole


Clara de Asis

Clara de Asis

“…electroacoustics and minimal approaches to sound….highlights simplicity, non-intervention and active listening”

 

Clara de Asís


Alexandra Cardenas

Alexandra Cardenas

Composer/Programmer/Improviser/Live Coder

tiemposdelruido

Spotlight On…

I have been having a giant clear-out and I found loads of scraps of paper accumulated over the last 8 years with artist names on them.
So I’ve decided that for 2020 I will post a few here at a time and add them to the artist directory, as well as posting on Twitter and Facebook.

There are many…

As usual, no order – no preference

Patrizia Oliva

Patrizia Oliva

Singer, auteur, improviser of experimental music that crosses electronics, electro-acoustic, free jazz and performing arts.

 


Victoria Lundy

Victoria Lundy

Theremist – “Recently she’s been concentrating on solo ambient work exploring the expressive qualities of the theremin”


Xuan Rong

Xuan Rong

Electronic, ambient electronic, atmospheric, dark experimental, industrial

Spotlight On…

I have been having a giant clearout and I found loads of scraps of paper accumulated over the last 8 years with artist names on them.
So I’ve decided that for 2020 I will post a few here at a time and add them to the artist directory, as well as posting on Twitter and Facebook.

There are many……

As usual, no order – no preference

kali-malone

Kali Malone

Electronic, experimental, dungeon synth, minimalism, modern classical

https://www.facebook.com/kalimalone.music/


Miki Yui

Miki Yui

Experimental, abstract experimental, electronic, sound art


 

MIAUX
MIAUX – https://miaux.bandcamp.com/

MIAUX

Electronic

https://miaux.bandcamp.com/


Fia-Fiell-
Fia Fiell – https://soundcloud.com/fiafiell

Solo electronic/experimental project of Carolyn Schofield (also a member of Rolling Mass and Jaala).

Ambient, electronic, experimental

https://www.facebook.com/fiafiell/

A thought…

Food

I have been putting together playlists since starting out 7 years ago and what never ceases to amaze me is how many of us are out there creating all this electronic music  (and I use that loosely) and much of it goes unheard and /or known. Here is a case in mind.

Recently, I had an email from CHEWn!Zine wondering if there were any tracks by female identifying artists on the subject of food? This got me thinking and was challenging to say the least but what this playlist also highlights is that many of the artists on this list were not heard of by many listeners…

” I didn’t realise there were so many….”

Well yes! We are out there. You just have to look  : )

Please excuse –

a) Unfortunately, there was no embed so you have to listen on SoundCloud

b) the very loose food theme with some tracks,(although it probably demonstrates how my mind works) but in the end, I think it’s worth it.

As with all the playlists, there are no prefences to artist or genre and they very eclectic. They are jumping off points to discoveries. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next….follow up on “sounds like”….see who’s following, many artists follow other artists….

Artists are – Asesina Ilustrada, AGF Antye Greie, Poly Chain, Jenn Grossman, Multa Nox, Anne Lepere, Martyna Poznańska, LaMetaFisica, SHITNEY, Marilyn McNeal, minicomponente, Sifonics, Rumblin_ Cynth_ Rampo, sunmoonstar, Sabiwa, Martina Bertoni, MORITA, Maja S.K Ratkje, Anna Zaradny, La Cosa Preziosa, Petra Kaps, swantje lichtenstein, Marjorie Van Halteren, Ella Guro, Cyanching, brthlns glnds, IhearU, _blank, Karine Dumont, miniature zebra, Hyaena Fierling, Fia Fiell, Blevin Blectum, Furchick, Magali Babin, Tamara Filyavich,Yogo Yolk, Yakui, Helena Krobarth,pinnel.

National Poetry Day..at least here

National Poetry Day gives me an excuse to repost a couple of playlists and a favourite of mine by electronic music pioneer Ruth White : )

Words translated from Charles Baudelaire, “Brumes et pluies” (Mists and Rains) Cover artwork by Henri Matisse.

‘late autumns, winters, springtimes steeped in mud,
o drowsy seasons i love and i praise you…’

 


Reblog – International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

There is always just so much posted on IWD and increasingly I feel overwhelmed by all the sheer amount of articles and playlists. However, here’s one that covers mostly Classical artists, some who use electronic processes but also covering several platforms such as Vimeo, Bandcamp and SoundCloud, all in one post. Concentrating on Australian composers – Really worth checking out.

Website  –  Making Waves – Discover New Australian Music

 

The theme for International Women’s Day in 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. Happy International Women’s Day! The team would like to acknowledge that lists such as these invariably exclude more composers than they promote. However, we embrace the opportunity to reflect on the striking music featured by female-identifying composer in Making Waves playlists and the Making Conversation […]

via International Women’s Day 2019 — MAKING WAVES

 

Listening to…

 

“Bribri Meditation” Deconstructred – Susan Campos Fonseca

Electroacoustic

Music and poetry by Marvin Camacho Villegas
“Meditación Bribrí” (1985-86) by solo contrabass
José Saavedra, contrabass, piano, voice
Ronald Bustamante & Carla Alfaro, electronics
Susan Campos-Fonseca, producer & music director
Sounddesign by Ronald Bustamante
Special colaboration with:
“IV Encuentro sobre estudios sonoros y creación experimental” (November 2017), Escuela de Artes Musicales, Universidad de Costa Rica.
Bernal Chaves -Laboratorio de Experimentación Sonora

Art cover: “Sibö” by Adrián Arguedas (Picture by Susan Campos at Marvin Camacho`s home in Turrialba)

Live performance –