Having a focus on the Theremin on all platforms this week so I am reposting some old and new posts this weekend starting with this –
Rockmore was without peer as a performer in the early decades of the instrument’s use. While many listeners have heard the theremin played poorly or used mostly as a spooky special-effects device, Rockmore used it to perform classical works. Under her control, the theremin sounded like a blend of the cello, violin and human voice.
— Wiki Birthday 🙂 (@wikibirth) May 30, 2015
Female composer Pauline Oliveros interested in meditation practices wrote Crow Two where performers communicate with audience via telepathy
— SJR Music Department (@Sjr_Music1) May 30, 2015
— feminatronic (@feminatronic) May 30, 2015
Here are a couple of “cold” reviews from A Closer Listen –
Here are a couple of my favourites
Here’s some Sunday reading as part of the Pioneers of Electronic music season:
female:pressure is an international network of over 1400 female artists from 65 countries in the wider fields of electronic music. This blog was inspired by Bjork’s Pitchfork article in January 2015 where she notes the lack of photographic documentation of women at work. Here we offer a visual catalogue of female producers, DJ’s, media artists and electronic music performers at work. These are not our press photos. This is a collective effort to demonstrate women and their use of technology in music and media production. Contributions welcome!
I couldn’t have said it better myself.