Friday Focus – Femmecult

 

Modern perspectives in art, music and culture.

Seattle-based electronic music composer, Bardo:Basho (Kirsten Thom) did a live set exclusively for Femmecult

Interview with her on the website. http://www.femmecult.com/sound/bardob…

For more Bardo:Basho please visit her online.
https://soundcloud.com/bardobasho
https://www.facebook.com/bardobasho

 


Plum (Shona Maguire) hosts the Femmecult January 2014 podcast showcasing some of the musicians that have been influential on her work along the way.

Plum is an electro-pop producer & multi-instrumentalist who became the first female artist ever to win a Scottish Alternative Music Award, securing “Best Electronic” award in March 2013, having been heralded “One to Watch for 2013” by Best of British Unsigned in January 2013, and with her album The Seed in the ‘Best Albums of 2012’ list for many bloggers home and abroad.

Check out more of her work at her website: www.http://plumtunes.com

 

All info courtesy of Femmecult.

Friday Focus – Women’s Audio Mission

Women’s Audio Mission addresses two critical issues:

  1. Less than 5% of the people creating the sounds, music and media in the daily soundtrack of our lives are women.
  2. The alarming 70% decline in women/girls enrolling in college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs since the year 2000.

Women’s Audio Mission uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of a training environment –  the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women –  to attract over 1,200 under-served women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.

 

#changingthefaceofsound

Friday Focus – Girls Pushing Buttons

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” Girls Pressing Buttons is a global initiative to engage girls and women of all ages in creating music. Through community, sharing of experience and information and promoting artists and similar causes, we hope to bring visibility to the movement and those involved through sharing information, artists, methods, and hosting workshops. Contact us if you’d like to be a contributor.”

girlspressingbuttons@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/GirlsPressingButtons/

Friday Focus – Female Frequency

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Female Frequency – http://www.femalefrequency.com/

https://www.facebook.com/femalefrequency/

Female Frequency is a music collective dedicated to empowering women & girls in the music industry through the creation of media that is entirely female generated.

Friday Web Focus – SoundGirls

 

Mission Statement
To inspire and empower the next generation of women in audio.
Our mission is to create a supportive community for women in audio and music production,
providing the tools, knowledge, and support to further their careers.

Is SoundGirls.Org for women only?

No, SoundGirls.Org is for anyone who has a desire and drive to succeed in professional audio. The ratio of women to men members is approximately 65% women and 35% men.


Why does SoundGirls.Org exist?

SoundGirls.Org exists to provide a support network for women working in the professional audio industry and to assist those with a drive to be successful in audio. Women make up only 5% of the professional workforce in audio and music production. This profession thrives on word of mouth and networking. SoundGirls.Org gives women working in the industry an opportunity to meet and network with other industry professionals, creating a strong support network.

Today’s Discovery – sin titulo – Valentina Villarroel

 

Ambient, circuit bending, experimental, hacking.

 

Valentina Villarroel is a sound artist / experimental composer from Concepción, Chile.

 

Brilliant site about Circuit Bending and the Workshops that Valentina puts on – http://talleressonoros.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Friday Focus – Fair_Play

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FAIR_PLAY is a network designed to promote the visibility to the practices of women, cis, trans and sociocultural minorities ignored by the mainstream visibility systems in the fields of sound art, experimental and alternative music and related arts.
The aim is to set up spaces for creation and fair representation through organising events, workshops and mentoring schemes, relaying calls for projects, and sharing tools for boosting visibility and the dissemination of information.
F.AQ. https://fairplay.hotglue.me/faq
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