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As the About page states,

“A Closer Listen was founded on the principles of kindness, communication, and partnership.  We also aim to be a resource for the discovery of new music.  Here at A Closer Listen, a bedroom artist is just as likely to get reviewed as a major label artist.  We hope that if you enjoy a particular release on our site, you’ll click on the category (for example, “Field Recording and Soundscape”) to find related releases.  You may be surprised to find new names and amazing underground sounds; your next favourite album may be only a click away.  In addition, we’ve prepared a steady stream of exclusive mixes for your listening pleasure.  We love doing what we do, and we hope you’ll love what you see and hear!”




As the website states:

OPENSIGNAL is a collective of artists based in Providence RI concerned with the state of gender + race in experimental electronic-based sound and art practices. We host technical skillshares, critical discussions, and events featuring artists pushing the boundaries of thought and practice in electronic performance.

opensignal compilation

OPENSIGNAL compilation records are now available – limited to 100 copies.

There are 8 artists on this coke-clear 12″ vinyl record: Asha Tamirisa, Wilted Woman (cc Eel), Caroline Park, Blevin Blectum, Claire Kwong, Bridget Feral, Lucy Lewis, Akiko Hatakeyama.



This is a new feature for Feminatronic where each month I will be highlighting the music of women who create and produce electronic music in all its’ forms.

This month, I thought that I would start with one of the giants in electronic music creation, development and innovation –

pauline oliveros


As her website says:

PAULINE OLIVEROS is a senior figure in contemporary American music.  Her career spans fifty years of boundary dissolving music making.  In the ’50s she was part of a circle of iconoclastic composers, artists, poets gathered together in San Francisco. Recently awarded the John Cage award for 2012 from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Oliveros is Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College.  Oliveros has been as interested in finding new sounds as in finding new uses for old ones –her primary instrument is the accordion, an unexpected visitor perhaps to musical cutting edge, but one which she approaches in much the same way that a Zen musician might approach the Japanese shakuhachi.  Pauline Oliveros’ life as a composer, performer and humanitarian is about opening her own and others’ sensibilities to the universe and facets of sounds.  Since the 1960’s she has influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual.  Pauline Oliveros is the founder of “Deep Listening,”  which comes from her childhood fascination with sounds and from her works in concert music with composition, improvisation and electro-acoustics.  Pauline Oliveros describes Deep Listening as a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing.  Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, of one’s own thoughts as well as musical sounds. Deep Listening is my life practice,” she explains, simply.  Oliveros is founder of Deep Listening Institute, formerly Pauline Oliveros Foundation.


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Album: Sanctuary (1995).The Deep Listening Band was founded in 1988 by Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and Panaiotis. David Gamper replaced Panaiotis in 1990. The band is named after Oliveros’ term, concept, program and registered servicemark of the Deep Listening Institute, Ltd., Deep Listening, and specializes in performing and recording in resonant or reverberant spaces such as cathedrals and huge underground cisterns including the 2-million-US-gallon (7,600 m3) Fort Worden Cistern which has a 45 second reverberation time.




As Her Beats states…

It all started with the Women in Electronic Music Last.FM group in 2008. A couple of years later we expanded to a FACEBOOK  page, and now we’re a blog! Hopefully we can add something a little extra to WEM at Her Beats, though posts will continue to cross over (more or less) between platforms.


EM15  Festival

Dedicated to live performance and forward thinking visions in sound and image, EM15 promises festivalgoers an expansive and multidimensional experience!

Artists who are involved –


france jobin i8u

France Jobin

alicia hush

Alicia Hush

Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon

Le Fruit Vert

Le Fruit Vert

Lucrecia Dalt

Lucrecia Dalt



Marie Davidson

Marie Davidson