Couple of different things tonight…Thanks and Courtesy to PonDeWayWayWay for the reviews
I’m going to be honest and say from the start that this review underwent a complete overhaul right at the last minute. Originally I tried to look at how fans and casual listeners would view Imogen Heap’s latest album but, as I am myself a diehard fan, that became too difficult. What I concluded in that draft was that, for the casual listener, the success of the album rests on how they deal with what is, really, a rather fractured listen. Imogen’s new protracted approach to making an album has resulted in a release that lacks the sonic or thematic cohesion that would usually draw the songs on an album together. If you’re a fan whose followed the run-up to Sparks though this probably won’t prove to be a stumbling block because you’ll know about the projects that accompanied most songs. As a soundtrack to Imogen’s adventures over the last…
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I have been doing these for a while but haven’t got around to posting any here yet, so better late than never.
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Feminatronic is now on SoundCloud and here is playlist #2
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.
This post is a little longer than usual due to being occupied with my other life but I think it is a varied and interesting set of articles.
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So here goes..
Organized by Molly Smith in collaboration with The Kitchen, Women’s Synth Workshop is the first event in a continuing series focused on inspiring women to learn about the technical aspects and ideas behind modular synthesis and experimental electronic music. Led by various prominent wom…en in the field—including Alice Cohen, Rose Kallal, Delia Gonzalez, Lori Napoleon, Abby Echiverri, and Liz Wendelbo—the event will feature daytime discussions, lectures, and interactive demonstrations before transitioning to performances. Floor model synthesizers will be provided by the Williamsburg synth shop Control. All visitors welcome regardless of gender.
Created in 1971, The Kitchen is among the oldest non-profits in the country, whose legacy in electronic and experimental music is especially strong. Among composers and performers who presented some of their earliest and seminal works here early are Maryanne Amacher, Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, Harold Budd, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, and Steve Reich. Today the organization’s board features such composers as Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly.
Schedule of events:
12:00 – 12:15: Introduction
12:15 – 1:00: Abby Echiverri
1:00 – 1:45: Lori Napoleon
1:45 – 2:15: Open Synth Play
2:15 – 3:00: Liz Wendelbo
3:00 – 4:00: Delia Gonzalez, Alice Cohen, Rose Kalal, Camilla Padgitt
4:15 – 5:00: Open Synth Play
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..