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WEB FOCUS – NORIENT

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NORIENT

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-

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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 –

WEB FOCUS – Many Many Women – About

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)

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REBLOG – Meet Female Frequency

Courtesy to SoundGirls.org for this spotlight on Female Frequency.

WEB FOCUS – SIX PILLARS

I have been following Six Pillars for a while as it covers all the arts from Iran and further afield. It was the doorway into discovering the importance of electronic music in Iran and subsequently, elsewhere in the World. Looks like a great Sonic event happening in December. Please support if you can.

Six Pillars

six pillars logo smearSix Pillars began as an audio-research adventure into arts and culture from Iran and its diaspora in 2005, and the website began in 2007. This weekly experimental radio show has since expanded over the years into performance events, residencies, art exhibitions, installations and an avant garde sound ensemble. Six Pillars’ focus has now progressed into West Asian, South Asian and North African arts and culture. it has taken its producers and collaborators to West Asia, Columbia and more. It has taken its listeners into anonymous bedrooms in Tehran and major art events and galleries around the world.

Nominated for a Radio Academy Award in 2014, Six Pillars has an adaptive format and a pedagogical approach to programming, resulting in guest producers from a far afield as Malaysia, Iran and Egypt.

Current broadcasts: Wednesdays 9-9.30pm, repeat Fridays 3.30-4pm.
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WEBFOCUS – SoundGirls.Org – July 2015

SoundGirls – Interesting articles here showing some other aspects of music production and engineering.

Great site for challenging stereotypes and demonstrating the possibilities out there.

MONDAY REBLOG – World Listening Day 2015: Mendi + Keith Obadike’s “Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]” (2015) #WLD2015

It’s Monday reblog time and here is a recent post from Sounding Out in celebration of World Listening Day 2015. I have been following the work of Mendi and Keith Obadike for some time as their art looks in detail at Race and Sound in America. I will repost the previous piece above from SO! Amplifies – recommended. Courtesy to Sounding Out for this post.

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World Listening Month3For World Listening Day 2015, Sounding Out! is honored to debut Mendi + Keith Obadike’s  new documentary video about their recent large-scale urban installation at The New School’s University Center in New York City, “Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]” (April 2015), dedicated to writer and public intellectual James Baldwin (1924-1987). –JS

As Mendi + Keith describe, “For Baldwin sound, music, and the blues in particular were sources of inspiration. The multichannel sound art work meditates on a politics of listening found at the intersection of Baldwinʼs language and the sound worlds invoked in his work. It uses the glass façade of The New School’s University Center as delivery system for the sound, turning the building itself into a speaker. The 12-hour piece is created using slow moving harmonies, melodicized language from Baldwinʼs writings, ambient recordings from the streets of Harlem, and an inventory of sounds contained in Baldwin’s story…

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