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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  –

Longlistens

Eclectic Electronic Soundscapes
Sometimes tracks are just too long for the usual playlist I put together so I decided to put together bite-sized playlists for longer tracks.
Bite-sized in number of artists but not scrimping on the length and quality of the listening : )
Take some time and immerse in the sound waves.

As with all the playlists, they are jumping off points to discoveries. They are not meant to be definitive. Just let some of the tracks play onto the next….follow up on “sounds like”….see who’s following, many artists follow other artists……

Artists on this playlist are tfarhad, ramsha, Alina Moldonado, Trinh Hue Luong,Theremidi Orchestra with Irena Tomazin and Liz Helman.

 

Also if you wish another suggestion of a longlisten, you cannot fail with this –

 

 

Spotlight On…

I have been having a giant clearout 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

Aleyda Moreno Ramirez

Aleyda Moreno Ramirez

” The essential elements in her musical creation is the sensory experience of the sound, the sensuality of the music and transmit deep emotions through of gestual with a rich timbre and color and contrasting emotional states.”


PAMELIA KURSTIN

Pamelia Stickney /  Kurstin


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Wild Anima

 

Listening to…

 

 

Beatriz Ferreyra – Argentinian Pioneer of Electronic, Tape and Electroacoustic music.

#Rolemodels – Lena Platonos

Lena Platonos is a Greek musician, pianist and composer and pioneer of Greek electronic and art music. She took a leading role in the electronic music scene in the 1980s, while her work constituted an inspiration for Greek electronic musicians in the subsequent decades. (Wikipedia)

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Lena Platonos and the secret sound of Greek electronica

Thanks to reissues by labels like Dark Entries and Into The Light Records, this electronic pioneer is reaching new audiences. Sarah Souli tells her story.

Wonderful overview here on Resident Advisor


Released in 1984, ‘Μάσκες Ηλίου’ (‘Sun Masks’) was Lena Platonos’ first record to feature her own words and vocals… “I began to reverse my thought process, to let melodies fade out, to turn to minimalism, to experiment on my Yamaha C60 synthesizer and a variety of “boxes” which I used to change the sound of my voice as well as the sound of the synthesizer” says Lena. The album featured experiments with different sounds and a new batch of electronic equipment, such as the legendary Roland TR 808 drum machine.


Lena Platonos – Shadow Of Blood



The album is made exclusively using analog synthesizers and heavily features the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine. Lena narrates each song, reciting her own surreal Greek poetry with unique skill.

 

Everything recommended : )

#Rolemodels – Jean Eichelberger Ivey

There was a long thread about pioneers of electronic music on twitter and the usual names cropped up but as is often the case  there were names I hadn’t heard of and Jean Eichelberger Ivey is one of those names…shame on me.

On further listening, where have my ears been?

Better late than never for me here –

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Jean Eichelberger Ivey

Jean Eichelberger Ivey (1923 – 2010) founded the Peabody Electronic Music Studio in 1967. Dr. Ivey has a large catalog of works in virtually every medium and is frequently represented on the programs of major orchestras and ensembles.


Piano, sounds of nature and electronics


Composer Jean Eichelberger Ivey 

A Conversation with Bruce Duffie

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Music by Jean Eichelberger Ivey for Voices, Instruments and Tape

#Rolemodels – Sound Art

So you know when I said I had a lot in my draft file, well here’s something I put together in 2015 when I started this journey and forgot to post but fits really well in #Rolemodels.

I have often wondered…

WHAT IS SOUND ART?

This was part of a series on Sound  Art and the women who have been and are, at the forefront of this highly eclectic and diverse art form but I never posted this until now…

soundartSound art is here to stay

Sound artist Susan Philipsz’s inclusion on the Turner prize shortlist should make Britain sit up and listen

 

A listener takes in Susan Hiller’s Magic Lantern pieceHear hear: Artangel sound art comes to Radio 4

John O’Mahony asks leading sound artists if their work is moving closer to the mainstream

 

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ANNEA LOCKWOOD

          



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MARGARET NOBLE

 



SUSAN PHILIPSZ

SUSAN PHILIPSZ

Who is Susan Philipsz?



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MIKI YUI