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NEWS UPDATE – SYRPHE – TODAYS DISCOVERY – FAR EAST ASIAN ELECTRONIC ARTISTS

SYRPHE has a new website with articles, gig lists and this piece –

Feminism in electronic and experimental music, the failure of most Westerners.

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Interesting perspective here and a wonderful insight into what artists are creating in other parts of the World, namely Africa and Asia. I have cited Syrphe on many occasions as a site that tirelessly promotes the creativity of artists in the electronic and experimental fields and the original playlists that I had on 8Tracks were based on the discoveries that I came across via Syrphe. The 8Track playlists I am in the middle of replicating on SoundCloud but this exhaustive list will add to the roster of artists I have linked with from not only Africa and Asia but also South America.
Finally, I recommend you read this article and discover for yourself. It’s great that there is an index of many of the under represented artists as well as the more known.

Here is a recommendation from last year but it still stands –

Todays recommendation from the Syrphe label is this wonderful sampler of  Far East Asian  experimental electronic artists and I shall be discovering more in the coming season but in the meantime –

TODAYS DISCOVERY – YULLIPPE

TODAYS DISCOVERY – JENNY MOON TUCKER

TODAYS DISCOVERY – YOKO HIGASHI

Following on from the review of Dzera in Yeah I Know it Sucks,   I discovered this collection of ambient  voice / fieldscapes from Yoko Higashi

MONDAY REBLOG – SO! Amplifies: Mendi+Keith Obadike and Sounding Race in America

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Here is the original piece which goes into detail about the theory and methodology behind the sound installations of Mendi and Keith Obadike.

                  SO! Amplifies: Mendi+Keith Obadike and Sounding Race in America.

Courtesy to SO! Amplifies for this article.

MONDAY REBLOG – World Listening Day 2015: Mendi + Keith Obadike’s “Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]” (2015) #WLD2015

It’s Monday reblog time and here is a recent post from Sounding Out in celebration of World Listening Day 2015. I have been following the work of Mendi and Keith Obadike for some time as their art looks in detail at Race and Sound in America. I will repost the previous piece above from SO! Amplifies – recommended. Courtesy to Sounding Out for this post.

Sounding Out!

World Listening Month3For World Listening Day 2015, Sounding Out! is honored to debut Mendi + Keith Obadike’s  new documentary video about their recent large-scale urban installation at The New School’s University Center in New York City, “Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]” (April 2015), dedicated to writer and public intellectual James Baldwin (1924-1987). –JS

As Mendi + Keith describe, “For Baldwin sound, music, and the blues in particular were sources of inspiration. The multichannel sound art work meditates on a politics of listening found at the intersection of Baldwinʼs language and the sound worlds invoked in his work. It uses the glass façade of The New School’s University Center as delivery system for the sound, turning the building itself into a speaker. The 12-hour piece is created using slow moving harmonies, melodicized language from Baldwinʼs writings, ambient recordings from the streets of Harlem, and an inventory of sounds contained in Baldwin’s story…

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HOLLY HERNDON – BODY SOUND

I was thinking about the Sounding Out post and about the Fluxus movement and here is a wonderful modern piece utilising the body as an instrument.

If you visit the Infinite Greyscale site here, you can read further about the release.

There is a great review at A Closer Listen and worth a revisit (as I did today).