Focus – A Closer Listen – The women of pan y rosa discos

 

This warms my heart. –
” The percentage of women on the pan y rosa discos label is equal to the percentage of women in the world. This makes the label a true find: their dedication is impeccable, their selection superb. Stay tuned as the next release is never far away.”

 

a closer listen

Many labels make an effort to raise the profile of female electronic musicians, but pan y rosa discos goes all out.  Of their fifteen releases so far this year, eight are by women.  Their music demonstrates an incredible variety of styles and is drawn from a wide variety of countries.  Incredibly, all of the downloads are free!  Our respect for label head Keith Helt continues unabated as quality music comes our way multiple times each month.

When listening to the first few seconds of attractive synthesis by Latvia’s Līga Smirnova, one thinks, “oh, it’s just another club-based synth track.”  But listen just a little longer, and all preconceptions will be destroyed.  The five-part piece eradicates all traces of club culture on its way to becoming a thick, drone-based suite.  Part two alone begins like a cyclone and ends like a forest fire.  By the fourth segment, the cycle has…

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Friday Focus – The Missing Voice Podcasts

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“The Missing Voice is a podcast series exploring gender within the music industry, produced by Belfast based musicians, Isobel Anderson and Francesca O’Connor. Combining one-to-one interviews with group discussions and special themed editions, the aim of the podcast is to highlight the challenges around gender in music but also where progress and new opportunities are taking place.”

 

Friday Focus – Ladyz in Noyz

Ladyz in Noyz

It is an ongoing series that celebrates experimental/fringe/noise/sound artists/musicians who are women. The projects represented span the globe and aim to increase gender diversity, visibility, and representation within music and sound arts.

It has further developed into an international inclusive collective network that furthers organizations and individuals with similar missions/interests.

Links to Ladyz in Noyz releases can be found here – http://www.corpuscallosumdistro.com/ladyz_in_noyz.html
Also……
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Friday Focus – Women Produce Music

WPM

Changing the Narrative

 

music | production | tech talk | songs | electronic | analogue | digital | in & out the box | studio space | events | stats | research | biz | education

Twitter – https://twitter.com/WPM_org

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WomenProduceMusic

Friday Focus – Polyphones

Polyphones

“Polyphones is a space of visibility created for women in the field of sonic and musical experimentation. This is a network born out of the reality of the Parisian scene with national and international offshoots…. Polyphones aims to promote an artistic practice, through concrete actions, such as, organising concerts, events, workshops, skill sharing, pooling resources and promoting independant labels and micro­publications.
Polyphones is present locally and virtually and manifests itself as a regular fixture in different contexts and proposals.”

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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.

 

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