Category Archives: Spotlight

#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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Listening to –

Whities 030
by SØS Gunver Ryberg

electronic, idm, dark ambient, experimental, noise, techno

Listening to…

Para​-​Ti
by Liliana Carvalho

Ambient, field recording, sound art, soundscape

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

Buy Music Lists

Thought I would put together some lists to help support in a very small way, artists, labels and collectives at this difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic and also simply because it’s music that needs to be heard : )

I’ll add new lists regularly but here are the first two.

As always – No order. No preferences.

#1 – Collectives and Compilations

chiptune

 


Feminatronic Buy Music Club – Let’s Stick Together #2

Electro Strings

 

 

Spotlight On..

Moniek_Darge

Moniek Darge – Belgian composer, musician, audio artist and educator.

005: Moniek Darge – An Interview with field recording artist Moniek Darge

 


may-HD

Andrea May (BRAZIL) aka mayHD is a visual and sound artist. Projects include infographics, illustration, collage, video projection (vjing), installation, sound art, djing, and collective actions.


Orphan Fairytale

Orphan Fairytale

Experimental, electronic

 

Listening to…

Compilado Feminoise México
released February 19, 2019

Valley Girl by Madalyn Merkey
released April 2, 2014

Suma Love by Tropical Rock
released January 1, 2015

Tropical Rock is Kathleen Baird & Camilla Padgitt-Coles


Radiant Stars by Lucette Bourdin
released December 12, 2009

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

Alina Maldonado

Alina Maldonado

Violinist, composer, improviser.

Photo by Bradford Bailey

 

 

 

Also a member of AnaTrizas –

A women artists collective conformed by Alina Hernández, Daniela Falcón and Shanttal Saad, who explored through sound and transmedia the meaning of femininity and the dissolution of identity. Concerned about the empowerment of women in the improvisation and experimental music scenes they look up to collaborate with other women in order to create a stronger community in which they support each other.

  • Violin + electronics


Ka Baird

Ka Baird

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer

Feature Interview with Bandcamp Daily


Madalyn Merkey

Madalyn Merkey

Experimental, computer music, max msp, sine waves,

Bandcamp Website –

In 2015, Merkey translated the pioneer electronic music text, Due scuole di musica elettronica in Italia (1968) by composer Enore Zaffiri (b. Turin, 1928), from Italian to English. 

 

Madalyn Merkey on Sound as Material  – Creative Independent  –