Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes
Today is International Women’s Day (March 8th 2017) and I put together this playlist of electronic music creators to celebrate as part of a week of Feminatronic overload on all platforms : )
This is in no way an exhaustive list. I’m just skimming the surface of creativity and as ever it’s just a starting point…
Artists are Truus, Anne Gillis, Bjork/Katie Gately, Marie Davidson, Ann Southam, Laetitia Sonami, Ikue Mori, Holly Herndon, Maja S. K. Ratkje, Lucrecia Dalt, AGF, Lily Greenham, Annette Peacock, Gudrun Gut, Constance Demby, Elodie Lauten, Doris Norton, Suzanne Doucet, Adina Izarra, Ruth White, Berengere Maximin, Laurie Anderson, The Space Lady and last but never least, Pauline Oliveros.
via Now Listening: Bleie — Many Many Women
Todays Discovery via Many, Many Women is Sarah Bly aka Bleie.
This piece uses “Moog Mother 32, x0xb0x, Elektron Analog Keys, Kaoss Pad, Ableton Live, and some random pedals. Vocal sample at 22:00 is from Don Hertzfeldt’s “World of Tomorrow.” Find it here: vimeo.com/ondemand/worldoftomorrow”
There is a rich history of Electronic and Electroacoustic music in South American and Latin American countries with some of the greatest pioneers including Jacqueline Nova and Beatriz Ferreyra. This rich culture of experimentalism has been built upon by modern artists. Below are two playlists that are the starting points to discovering more.
Feminatronic #70 is a playlist of “minimalist” tracks but that does not mean they that have little going on sonically,(sound , noise or voice), you just have to listen for the nuances and there is a lot more going on under the surface. Possibly, you might like to listen with headphones to get the full effect.
Artists on this playlist are –
Hyaena Fierling, Patrizia Mattioli, Miniature Zebra, Queef, Ola Saad, Crys Cole, Rachel Lancaster and Christine Webster.
Artist of the Week is Jo Thomas
“Jo Thomas is an award winning London based composer who choses to work through sculpting electronic sound into an aural tapestry of technological,biological and emotional states. Her work is based around human fallibility, she chooses to represent the human in sound with a discourse of delicate and detailed sonic failure using a sophisticated combination of micro sound, micro tonal and glitch material.
She creates organic complex and beautiful music’s which are written specifically for spaces and different formats of music release.Her works exist in the extreme of large scale and miniature, striving to work with momentary engagement and long listening continuums.”
The theme this week Rhythm and Playlist #37 is a diverse collection of rhythmic tracks, using a whole array of electronic processes. The artists are Pilocka Krach, Andrea Parker, Sarah Badr / FRKTL, Madoka, Leah Kardos, Elodie Lauten, Deena Abdelwahed and Sabina Covarrubius.