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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 –

EVENT NEWS – PoL # 20 Museum of Portable Sound – Grand Opening Gala

This seems really interesting…

Points of Listening

With John Kannenberg
Date: Wednesday November 11th, 2015
Time: 18:30
Venue: London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle | meet in reception of LCC
Free with limited capacity
To reserve a place please email: s.voegelin@lcc.arts.ac.uk

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The Museum of Portable Sound is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of acoustic objects: cultural artefacts related to the history and culture of sound. With a specific focus on portability, digital initiatives, and community engagement, we bring the culture of sound to the public, one listener at a time. By eschewing a typical architectural model and operating solely as a wandering, portable museum, our institution questions the traditional museum model by leveraging its own portability towards investigating what a museum can and should sound like in the 21st century. With collections spanning the natural sciences, music, art, culture, and portable recoding technologies, our visitors are able to experience the culture of sound in…

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CONFERENCE NEWS – Alternative Histories of Electronic Music

Hurry deadline is nearly here to submit papers and be part of creating an Alternative Electronic History or even to correct the history : )

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International Conference: Alternative Histories of Electronic Music: 15–16 April 2016, The Science Museum Research Centre, Queen’s Gate, London. Call for papers (Deadline: 31 October).

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The story of the genesis and development of electronic/electroacoustic music is often told in the same familiar way. Experiments in musique concrète in Paris and elektronische Musik in Cologne played a central role in European developments, while activities in New York such as those of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, John Cage and his Music for Tape-Recorders group, and Louis and Bebe Barron are frequently proffered as the most prominent American contributions. These activities were significant, of course; but they were not the only progenitors of modern-day electronic music. There are many, many other ways in which the story of electronic music’s history and development could be told. Read More.

Invited Speakers: Sarah Angliss, Georgina Born…

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REBLOG – Electronicgirls Label: CALL FOR SOUNDS

This looks both interesting and a challenge.

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f07aabf7-e35b-4cd7-a678-0c2a2bc1721aI am pleased to share this CALL FOR SOUNDS received from my “electric” friends ELECTRONICGIRLS

DEADLINE 25.12.15

On the occasion of its 6th anniversary, Electronicgirls is pleased to announce Pleiadi: call for sound, a project aimed at the realization of a new release in free-dowload from January 9th.

This year we seek the generation of a collective sound piece: Pleiadum Constellatio. Participants will be asked to submit a 6 minute piece of music composed following the Instructions for the Realization by Johann Merrich.

Each piece of music can be heard individually or in a collective track format, a single body of sound made by the sum of each submitted piece.

The complete work will be presented during electronicgirls release party – 6th anniversary of the netlabel.

how to apply

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EVENT – German Shows with Julia Holter

It’s Monday catch up and here is the first Event post from Delphine Dora.

NEWS / EVENT – Brighton Digital Festival Radio // Future Sounds Conference

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I will be talking at Brighton’s Digital Radio Festival on Sept 24th part of a day long conference being run by Totally Radio a day of inspiring conversation, music, live broadcast and sound art at radio’s cutting edge. More info

http://brightondigitalfestival.co.uk

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NEWS / EVENT – Announcing: Delia Derbyshire Day 2016 at HOME, MCR

NEWS REPOST – Supernormal Special with curator Anne Robinson

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Been giving Supernormal Festival a plug as it has a fantastic line up ( as did FON last week ) including many artists that will be familiar to Feminatronic readers. If not, then it gives you a chance to go and discover for yourselves. The podcast for the show will be on the Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone Mixcloud site here soonish…
https://www.mixcloud.com/discover/fractal-meat-on-a-spongy-bone/

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This Friday 7th August I’ll be away at the incredible Supernormal Festival but have put together an incredible special broadcast as a preview of the fest. The show features incredible sounds by artists and musicians playing at this year’s festival, plus an interview with Anne Robinson, one of the curators of the festival, giving some background and incredible top tips. Tune into NTS from 8-10am on Friday 7th to listen. Incredibedible.

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Electronic Music in Britain in the 1950s and 60s: James Mooney and Monty Adkins in Conversation

So, I began with thoughts of focussing on Experimental Electronic Music and like most went down the route of the standard history that everyone charts.
As some of you by now will realise, although I do post a lot about the well known electronic artists, genres and histories, I also try to give those well under the radar a space to get their music heard or the genre a wider audience. This includes trying to bring to attention the scene in the rest of the world.
I had heard about Hugh Davies and his catalogue of ‘alternative electronic history’ but until today had not had a chance to explore further. So glad I did !
As I knew in my heart, there was and still is an alternative electronic music scene and one where many artists are quietly creating music unknown or ignored.
This is why I am reblogging this article as part of the Experimental Season, as many of the themes are still so relevant today and why Hugh Davies’ work is still vital as a challenge to the traditional historical theory.
Listening to the Soundcloud discussion is recommended as it gives an insight into roles of Daphne Oram ad Delia Derbyshire in the development of British electronic music and technology. Some interesting questions and answers.

Here is the original overview of the concert and presentation on Daphne Oram and Delia Derbyshire –

https://hughdaviesproject.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/daphne-oram-and-delia-derbyshire-electric-spring-festival-18-feb-2015/

Hugh Davies Project

In February 2015, a concert of tape music works by Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram was staged as part of the Electric Spring Festival at University of Huddersfield. The concert was preceded by a public conversation between the curator of the concert, Dr James Mooney, and one of the festival’s artistic directors, Prof Monty Adkins. A complete recording of this pre-concert discussion is now available via SoundCloud: click here.

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The conversation addressed the context of electronic music in Britain in the 1950s and 60s and included discussion of Hugh Davies, his self-built instruments and – in particular – his International Electronic Music Catalog. The tools and techniques of electronic music production in the 50s and 60s were discussed, as was the institutional context of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, where both Derbyshire and Oram worked.

While simultaneously extolling the challenges and contingencies of archival research, Mooney and Adkins discussed the work of some of the key figures in British electronic…

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EVENTS ROUNDUP

Here are a few of the Events that have come to my attention via Twitter lately and decided to also post here in case you missed them.