Friday, June 24

Meet Four Women Who Pioneered Electronic Music: Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel, Éliane Radigue & Pauline Oliveros


Daphne Oram
"... And that impression would be entirely off the mark, even if it has been reinforced again and again in retrospectives, documentaries, and popular histories. But perspectives are shifting, and we’ve tried to highlight some of the alternate histories of electronic music that document female artists’ indispensable contributions to the field. Recent documentaries about influential BBC Radio composer and musician Delia Derbyshire, for example, have reintroduced her work to a new generation. A wider appreciation came in the form of KPFA’s 'Crack O’ Dawn' program broadcasting seven hours of music by over two dozen important women composers and musicians from 1938-2014. ..."
Open Culture (Video)
Guardian - Mothers of invention: the women who pioneered electronic music

2012 February: Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound, 2011 May: Laurie Spiegel, 2012 November: Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe, 2011 January: Maryanne Amacher, 2012 October: Ikue Mori, 2009 October: Sound collage, 2014 February: Women And Their Machines: A Think-piece About Female Pioneerism in Electronic Music.

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