As the site states –
“Sonic Terrain is dedicated to explore the reality of sound, encouraging to not just hearing it, but to listening to it (and recording it) for reflection, relaxation, art, science, etc, valuing sound as a fundamental element that is practiced and studied by an incredibly wide array of professions: laypeople, sound designers, multi-media artists, philosophers, musicians, scientists, researchers, ecology conservationists, educators and many more. That’s why Sonic Terrain aims to offer a place for those disciplines to be cross-pollinated in order to expose everyone to aspects of sound, recording and reality they may not have considered yet.”
A huge resource for all things sound and here are a couple of tasters:
Christine Sun Kim on SonicTerrain
Polar Explorations: An Exclusive Interview with Cheryl Leonard
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.
Fantastic website covering all aspects of women producing electronica. A great resource for interviews, sounds and visuals.
Todays twitter posts all have African and Asian artists in common or sites that promote them and their music: –
The Syrphe site is a treasure trove of wonderful electronic and experimental music and soundscapes from mainly Africa and Asia and was spotlighted by @reaktorplayer on Twitter. I thought that I would take some time this month and through May, to discover for myself and bring you some gems of female artists that are producing creative electronic music from these areas of the world, beginning with Litter aka Elyse Tabet an audio-visual artist based in Beirut, Lebanon. As Syrphe says – “In her first album, omnipresent is the image of a machine running out of power while passing through a stream of hazy, often almost melodic sonic landscapes.”
Here is an interesting article from ))) Sound Reflections which is worth a visit
Recently I posted a round up of resources for female sound artists and audio engineers : the debate on whether there is a need for gender-specific resources remains open, but the fact remains that female artists in the field remain a minority, and remain under-represented.
To read more visit…
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
A Sound Art and Field Recording Blog of La Cosa Preziosa
I’ve been learning a lot about the art of field recording via this accessible site and there are some great personal blog posts to read.
Here are some examples of La Cosa Preziosas’ sound art
Here is the link to the most recent post about sites that aim to promote female sound artists.
7 Online Resources for Female Sound Artists & Audio Professionals
Celebrating the Work of Women within Sonic Art: an expanding archive promoting equality in the sonic field.
For International Womens Day Feminatronic has Painted it Purple