ABOUT

I am an electronic musician who just happens to be female. I have found that over the years of releasing music I wasn’t really aware of the great female electronic artists out in the world. Yes, I had heard of the pioneers such as Pauline Oliveros, Wendy Carlos, Laurie Spiegel et al and some of the new pioneers such as Bjork and Holly Herndon but I had a feeling that there were others like me quietly creating music, soundscapes and sonic art, beavering away using a huge plethora of electronic means to create music, a sound, installations and a voice for themselves.

After being included on an all female electronic artist podcast (Sequences Electronic Music #30 – Mixcloud) I found there were a lot more women creating Ambient / Space / Electronic music out in the ether than I had realised and was shocked by the lack of perceived visibility on my part. Spurred on by this and an increasing sense of isolation, I set up Feminatronic as a Facebook page, to link with artists from my genre but this quickly evolved into covering as much electronic music, sound art and installations created by women that I came across. In essence, to try to highlight the long history and diversity of sounds.

To do this Feminatronic is on several platforms –

official-twitter-logo-tile      official-facebook-logo-tile         soundcloud     yt-logo

VIMEO     MIXCLOUD

Despite all the creativity, that I have finally begun to uncover, only a fraction of female electronic artists ever get their heads above the parapet and get huge coverage, or even some coverage. Since beginning this site in 2013, I have discovered for myself so much talent and much of it is well under the radar. In essence, Feminatronic aims to be a small cog in the movement to shed light on artists who create music via electronic processes, who just happen to be women and who deserve to be seen and heard.

Feminatronic is just one site that aims to raise the profile of female artists and increase visibility. Here are some other sites you may be interested in, who have similar aims 

fp visibility    AUD WOMEN     opensignal

EKHO2     WOMEN IN EXP1        wmn

WAM        femmecult       female pressure

soundgirls        WOMENIN EL MUSIC      Pink Noises

the girls are      SHEJAY     herbeats3

go girls      yswn1      WOMEN COMPOSERS

SOUNDWOMEN      WOMEN PRODUCE MUSIC     HERNOISE

analog ladies     Electronic Girls1   SAFEGIGS4WOMEN

 

 

There are also many other sites that help raise awareness of female artists and creators on the Links – Connections Page.

My aim is to try to cover as much sound and music as possible and therefore this project is a never-ending work in progress, perennially under construction.

 

 

 

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