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By Tara Rodgers

Pink Noises brings jointly twenty-four interviews with ladies in digital track and sound cultures, together with membership and radio DJs, remixers, composers, improvisers, device developers, and deploy and function artists. the gathering is an extension of, the critically-acclaimed web site based via musician and pupil Tara Rodgers in 2000 to advertise girls in digital song and make information regarding tune construction extra obtainable to ladies and women. That website featured interviews that Rodgers performed with girls artists, exploring their own histories, their artistic equipment, and the jobs of gender of their paintings. This publication bargains new and lengthier interviews, a severe creation, and assets for additional examine and technological engagement.

Contemporary digital track practices are illuminated during the tales of ladies artists of alternative generations and cultural backgrounds. They contain the creators of ambient soundscapes, “performance novels,” sound sculptures, and customized software program, in addition to the developer of the Deep Listening philosophy and the founders of the Liquid Sound living room radio convey and the per 30 days Basement Bhangra events in manhattan. those and lots of different artists open up approximately issues equivalent to their conflicted relationships to formal track education and mainstream media representations of ladies in digital tune. They talk about utilizing sound to paintings creatively with buildings of time and area, and voice and language; problem differences of nature and tradition; query norms of technological perform; and stability their wishes for effective solitude with collaboration and group. no matter if designing and construction modular synthesizers with analog circuits or appearing with a wearable equipment that interprets muscle routine into digital sound, those artists extend notions of who and what counts in concerns of invention, construction, and noisemaking. Pink Noises is a robust testimony to the presence and energy of girls in digital song cultures, and to the relevance of sound to feminist concerns.

Interviewees: Maria Chavez, Beth Coleman (M. Singe), Antye Greie (AGF), Jeannie Hopper, Bevin Kelley (Blevin Blectum), Christina Kubisch, Le Tigre, Annea Lockwood, Giulia Loli (DJ Mutamassik), Rekha Malhotra (DJ Rekha), Riz Maslen (Neotropic), Kaffe Matthews, Susan Morabito, Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, Pamela Z, Chantal Passamonte (Mira Calix), Maggi Payne, Eliane Radigue, Jessica Rylan, Carla Scaletti, Laetitia Sonami, Bev Stanton (Arthur Loves Plastic), Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat)

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