As NORIENT states –
Norient searches for contemporary music, sounds and noises from around the planet. We discuss current issues critically, from different perspectives, close to musicians and their networks. Through the Norient Online Magazine, the Norient Musikfilm Festival, performances, books, documentary films and radio programs we hope to orient and disorient readers, listeners and spectators. Find out about strong, fragile and challenging artistic positions in today’s fast moving globalized, digitized and urbanized world.
Visit the website and you could be lost for weeks. Music, Film and some very interesting articles that I will try to repost here in the future.
Here are a couple of samplers from the Soundcloud page , a great starting point but just scroll down there’s loads to discover-
SYRPHE has a new website with articles, gig lists and this piece –
Feminism in electronic and experimental music, the failure of most Westerners.
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 –
Here is a fantastic index of innovative composers, improvisers, and sonic artists which if you fulfil the criteria as an artist you can request to be added. Follow the About link –
The focus of this index is on women in experimental/avant garde music: contemporary classical/post-classic composition, free improvisation and avant jazz, electronic/ electroacoustic music, sound art, sound installations, radio art, sound poetry, etc. A few of these artists may also work within relatively mainstream forms, but they are included here because of their other work that is more challenging (example: Yoko Ono)
Courtesy to SoundGirls.org for this spotlight on Female Frequency.
SoundGirls – Interesting articles here showing some other aspects of music production and engineering.
Great site for challenging stereotypes and demonstrating the possibilities out there.