Category Archives: Spotlight On

THROWBACK TRACKS 16/5/2021

It seems, at the moment, that like many, I’m just treading water, so these Sunday posts about some of my listening through the week have kept me going and given some airing and possible audience for lesser known artists….

Martha Riva Palacio – Soundscape
from Silent Spring at 50 by Silent Spring at 50
2012

music, poetry, theatre


Unfinished movie
by Svetlana Maraš
2015

contemporary, electronic, experimental, sound art, experimental film music


WHOLE
by LIEW PICHAANAN NIYOMKARN
2015

electronics, experimental, classical electronics, experimental electronic, field recordings, psychedelic, sound art


Music for the Answer
by France Jobin and Stephan Mathieu
2016

electronic, experimental, ambient, experimental electronic, minimal


glaciers and the devaluation of real time
by Geneva Skeen
2015

ambient, drone, electronic experimental, musique concrete, noise


THROWBACK TRACKS 18/4/2021

Everything here…to space and back…

Water’s Edge
by Future Shuttle
2011

Spaced


Kissing Infinity
by Mira Martin-Gray
2019

Experimental, noise, ambient, drone, field recordings, glitch, improvised, musique concrete


MANIPULATION
by Lauren Sarah Hayes
2016

Experimental


IX Pieces for UPIC
by Christi Denton
2003

Ambient, experimental, experimental electronic, noise


AUTOSAVE
by may hd
2019

Experimental, bootleg, free improvisation, improvisation, mixtape, noise, sound art


Uno todo tres
by Clara de Asís
2016

Drone. electronic, experimental, ambient, concrete, contemporary classical, drone ambient, electric guitar, electroacoustic, minimal, sound art


REBLOG – RARO 13: Ale Hop (Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America) — female:pressure

Source: RARO 13: Ale Hop (Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America)

RARO 13: Ale Hop (Female Pioneers of Electronic and Electroacoustic Music in Latin America) — female:pressure

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)

A BEAUTIFUL READ…

https://thequietus.com/articles/29814-annea-lockwood-interview

A Quietus Interview
Earth, Wind And Fire: An Interview With Annea Lockwood

Jennifer Lucy Allan talks to the New Zealand born composer about love letters on quarter-inch tape, piano gardens and doll shops, and the physical effects of sound upon our bodies


7704A – Tiger Balm
by Annea Lockwood
1977

Experimental, chants, folk, meditation, traditional

LISTENING TO…

Pioneers EP
by Johanna Knutsson, Lioness, Tora Vinter, Fjäder, Ravens’vor
2020

Electronic, experimental, house, ambient, ambient electronic, deephouse, new age, techno

These tracks were inspired by three pioneers within electronic music, Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire and Clara Rockmore. The approach was to mould these artists tools, sounds and mannerisms, but filter them trough our own, contemporary creative lenses.

Sunday Ambience

Eliane Radigue – Born 24th January, 1932

Octopus
by Helene Breschand / Eliane Radigue / Kasper T. Toeplitz

Experimental, avant-garde, classical, electronic, improv, postmodern


It Wouldn’t Be Christmas here without…

Finally, made it to Christmas eve and probably, like many, I feel that it’s been a hard slog of a year, more so for some, especially those working in the Entertainment and Hospitality sectors. If you are able, and I know it’s hard, try and buy someone’s’ music this Christmas. Many artists are struggling and a ka=ching, however small, could mean more than you will ever know.

I’m going to post a couple of usual suspects, an old playlist that’s still good, and also a crazy happy new release from Xylitol that made me smile : )





Signing off now for a few days. Wishing you ALL, whoever you are, wherever you are, hopefully, a Peaceful and Happy Christmas. O / Feminatronic

#Throwback 4/12/2020

I have always been reluctant to use hashtags, not sure why but after 8 years I think maybe I should join the modern age : D

I have begun to do the #throwback on twitter , an album on Tuesdays and one on Thursdays, no order or prefences, it just has to be released before this year but it is a good way to get more music that might have been missed, a little spotlight. I’m trying to post contrasting releases, so this week is a collection of noise artists and idm –

ladyz in noyz 3
by Various Artists
2013

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Cyclizine
by Lux E Tenebris – Now known as Meemo Comma
2016

#Throwback

I have always been reluctant to use hashtags, not sure why but after 8 years I think maybe I should join the modern age : D

I have begun to do the #throwback on twitter , an album on Tuesdays and one on Thursdays, no order or prefences, it just has to be released before this year but it is a good way to get more music that might have been missed a little spotlight. Here’s two quite contrasting releases to start –

Santiago
by Flavia Goa
2019

experimental, experimental guitar

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Where Time Meets Space
by Mila Chiral
2017

electronic, ambient, dance, techno

Some Good Reads…

A little update…I’m still here but like many I’m taking stock of things.  In the meantime, here’s some reading that you might be interested in –

Mayanne Amacher Petra

Maryanne Amacher – Petra – The experimental composer’s Petra steps inside a cyberpunk cathedral. by Geeta Dyal

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Holly Herndon

Bristol in Stereo // Holly Herndon
Published on Apr 25, 2019

Holly Herndon talks about PROTO and not messing up the next internet in Bristol’s live and new music magazine.

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Chipzel has spent a decade making incredible music with Game Boys

 “I thought it was super cool and really punk, and really futuristic and weird and nerdy,” she says of discovering the chiptune scene. “I just loved everything about the aesthetic.”

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kate-bush
Kate Bush – http://www.katebush.com/

Kate Bush’s Never For Ever: From Promising Artist to Innovator and Influential Producer  – November 11, 2020

Sam Liddicott explores the importance of this now forty year old release and Kate Bush as writer, performer and producer.

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Wendy Carlos’s Switched-On Bach topped US classical charts for three years.

‘She made music jump into 3D’: Wendy Carlos, the reclusive synth genius

“She went platinum by plugging Bach into 20th-century machines, and was soon working with Stanley Kubrick. But prejudice around her gender transition pushed Wendy Carlos out of sight”

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Angélica Negrón--Photo by Catalina Kulczar

Resonance: Angélica Negrón and the Poetics of Musical Automata (November 2020)I Care If You Listen

“The world is fortunate to have artists like Angélica Negrón who continually expand what is possible in the arts, and thus the human experience.” Read more from Sun Yung Shin on ICIYL!

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Book Cover
Between Air and Electricity
Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments
Cathy van Eck

Cathy Van Eck – Between Air and Electricity is open access now, free and downloadable per chapter, you’ll find it here:

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