These are the final posts for the season on Feminatronic centred around African and Asian Electronic Artists, which began with the discovery of the Syrphe website and label.
The Syrphe site is a treasure trove of wonderful electronic and experimental music and soundscapes from mainly Africa and Asia. I thought that I would take some time through May to discover for myself and bring you some of the creative electronic music gems female artists are producing. It has led me on a trail of discovery, which I hope to continue to bring you in the future.
In the meantime, I hope that you have enjoyed listening as much as I have.
The past month Feminatronic has had a season spotlighting some of the African and Asian artists, spurred on by the discovery of the Syrphe label and site.
Today the focus is on Mutamassik and her album Masri Mokkassar: Definitive Works
REVIEW OF DEFINITIVE WORKS ON POP MATTERS
Here is a spotlight on one of the great pioneers of electronic experimental music, Ikue Mori, which is part of the African and Asian Season .
IKUE MORI INTERVIEW – PERFECT SOUND FOREVER
INTERVIEW BY JASON GROSS (1997)
PHANTOM ORCHARD: STEVE ELKINS INTERVIEWS
ZEENA PARKINS AND IKUE MORI
One of the first female composers of popular music, a pioneer of rap, live electronic music and synth-pop, Annette Peacock’s achievements are monumental and should not be overlooked as a pioneer.
ANNETTE PEACOCK INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD MASON
PERFECT SOUND FOREVER
So it is the start of a new year for Feminatronic and I was thinking what should I cover next as a subject and whilst mooching around looking for interesting items to highlight I thought, OK let’s look at the craft of Field Recordings and subsequent music created from Field Recordings. I am no expert in this area but I will try to cover as much of the work of female artists in this field ( no pun intended). Yes……a Season on Field Recordings, starting with….. Alastair R. Nobles’ article about the development of the concept of sound as music,which is my starting point for this season.