Participate in The British Library’s “inspired by” series.


Babylon Electrified_ the history of an expedition to restore ancient Babylon

The British Library’s “Sound and Vision” site has posted a challenge to people working with sound. The idea is to compose a sound piece, under 3 minutes, that is inspired by one of the 1 million images released by the British Library last year onto Flickr Commons.

I’m happy that my own sound piece, inspired by the above picture, was the first work chosen to be posted for the series. To listen to the work and to read more about the project visit the British Library’s Sound and Vision site.

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I thought it might be an idea to highlight a collection of tracks available to listen, download and buy, by female electronic artists. Music Box is just like a box of chocolates – varied and sometimes not to everyone’s taste but overall, demonstrating the eclectic nature of music creation. Dive in and sonically eat more than one…


Shilpa Gupta: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundary

Miki Yui: Small Sounds, the Cosmos

Thanks to MUSES for this very interesting article about Miki Yui, reblogged by Feminatronic as part of a season of exploration into Sound Art.

Echoes and Dust ~ Musical Therapy

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Musical Therapy The connection between artistry and depression is often termed “the creative fire”.  The website Echoes and Dust has launched a brand new series on the topic, including contributions from musicians, counselors and more. We highly recommend it to our readers.

The specific connection is rather unique.  Echoes and Dust covers the harder edge of music, including post-rock and metal, but devotes a large percentage of its time to instrumental music.  In fact, the first installment of the series (“Let’s just say I wasn’t always a rock star”) comes from Hannah Morgan, the violist of The Rumour Cubes.  Her bold entry seems like a regular memoir until we encounter the words, “I tried to kill myself.”  First off, directly to Hannah, thank you for saying the words.  Part of the problem with depression is the stigma that is attached to any conversation about the subject.  Second, how wonderful it is to…

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It occurred to me that not everyone is on Facebook and often there are interesting news items that come up on the Feminatronic Connect Facebook page that not everyone can see. So I thought that I would have the occasional posts that grouped together some of these items and hopefully bring them to a wider audience. So here goes..

Musician explores gender in electronic genre

Tara Rodgers



Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Imogen Heap


Imogen Heap’s magical music gloves make for handmade beats

CFP: Sound Art Curating Conference

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We’d like to draw your attention to the following Call For Papers.  Go here for the full information.

Histories, Theories and Practices of Sound Art

Call for Papers
Histories, Theories and Practices of Sound Art

May 15 – 16 – 17, 2014
Venues: Goldsmiths, University of London, May 15 and 16, 2014;
The Courtauld Institute of Art, May 17, 2014.

Traditionally, the curator has been affiliated to the modern museum as the persona who manages an archive, and arranges and communicates knowledge to an audience, according to fields of expertise (art, archaeology, cultural or natural history etc.). However, in the later part of the 20th century the role of the curator changes – first on the art-scene and later in other more traditional institutions – into a more free-floating, organizational and ’constructive’ activity that allows the curator to create and design new wider relations, interpretations of knowledge modalities of…

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Celebrating the eclecticism of Electronic Artists who identify as female

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