Sarah Angliss is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, roboticist and sound historian, particularly known for her skills on theremin and for the musical automata she’s devised and built to accompany her live on stage.
“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…
For example… What does electronic music look like if we focus on the contributions of individuals whose work is less widely known; less widely recognised? What happens if we step away from the Western European and North American institutions that are normally figured as central to the genesis and development of electronic music?
There are many ways in which an ‘alternative’ history could be framed. The purpose of this conference is to explore all possibilities; to focus upon different ways of telling the story of electronic music; to explore its alternative histories.”
The above is a brief outline but does not cover all the themes that could be explored. Please visit the site for further detailed information.
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.
— elena biserna (@elenabiserna) July 14, 2015
— Maria Chavez (@Chavezsayz) July 14, 2015
— Art Assembly (@Art_Assembly) July 8, 2015
— Scottish Music (@scottishmusic) July 10, 2015
— Listening Club (@Listening_Club) July 9, 2015
So, Feminatronic is looking at Experimental Music and this web focus is a good place to start with contemporary experimentalism –
Early morning sound art, noise, found tapes and electronics radio show on NTS. Presented by artist Graham Dunning with guests live in session on every show. It is
An audio scrapbook compiled by sound artist and musician Graham Dunning, comprised of sonic art and experiments, improvised music, textures and rhythms, as well as selections from Dunning’s archive of found home tape recordings, and a variety of semi-regular features.
FRIDAYS / 8AM-10AM / BI-WEEKLY
Here are a couple of shows from Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone on Mixcloud archive that include amongst others, Dephine Dora, Sarah Angliss, Iris Garrelfs, Leslie Deere,Shelley Parker, as well as other great artists.
I have been doing these for a while but haven’t got around to posting any here yet, so better late than never.
Thank you for listening.
On Twitter @Feminatronic has Sunday afternoon listening suggestion tweets roughly based around a theme and I thought that maybe I can occasionally recreate some of these here. This week the subject is ‘I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky …’ and fits in with the Field Recordings season.
Feminatronic has a YouTube Channel which this months playlist is highlighting female electronic artists who use Field Recordings in their work.
Artists included are –
Sarah Angliss, Hildegard Westerkamp, Jo Thomas, Annea Lockwood, Christina Kubisch, Mira Calix, Janet Cardiff, Susan Philipz and Yuko Nexus 6.