Category Archives: Web Focus

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

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Soundgirls – http://www.soundgirls.org/

 

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
For information on events and opportunities subscribe to the newsletter:
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Friday Focus – Pink Noises

 

“Pink Noises promotes work by women who are DJs, electronic musicians and sound artists, make information on music production more accessible to women and girls, and encourage critical thinking about audio technologies and cultures.

The website Pinknoises.com was founded in 2000 by musician and writer Tara Rodgers (Analog Tara). It was supported by a large community of contributors and participants in online discussions and occasional events. The site was updated for a few years and has remained online as an archive since then. This page continues its mission with links to info and videos of inspiring artists, gear, and audio esoterica.”

Friday Focus – WISWOS

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“The Women in Sound/Women on Sound network seeks to redress a growing knowledge gap concerning the impact women have in the field of sound studies.”

 

Website – http://www.wiswos.com/

Blog – http://www.wiswos.com/blogs/

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

 

 

Friday Focus – Electronicgirls

 

 

Electronicgirls is a netlabel that produces and distributes works made by electronic and electroacoustic musicians. Solo projects and collective releases can be downloaded for free from the website – http://www.electronicgirls.org/

“The label offers visibility, distribution, press office services for free: we believe in the freedom of culture.
We don’t believe in the contemporary music market’s rules.
Our releases are licensed under Creative Commons.
Electronicgirls was born in 2010 as an innovative hub
dedicated to the effort of women – from the past –
and contemporary artists in the field of electronic music.
Electronicgirls believe that music has no sex.
FEEL FREE TO SEND US YOUR MUSIC.
ENJOY OUR PRODUCTIONS.”

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

 


Reblog – From the Vaults – Daphne Oram And Delia Derbyshire: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Gallery — Binary Heap

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, one of the sound effects units of the BBC, was created in 1958 to produce effects and new music for radio, and was closed in March 1998. Daphne Oram was a true pioneer of electronic music and this great gallery of photographs gives some great insight into the work being done at BBC. The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: http://whitefiles.org/rwg/index.html %5B…%5D

via Daphne Oram And Delia Derbyshire: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Gallery — Binary Heap