brings jointly twenty-four interviews with girls in digital song and sound cultures, together with membership and radio DJs, remixers, composers, improvisers, software developers, and install and function artists. the gathering is an extension of Pinknoises.com, the critically-acclaimed web site based through musician and student Tara Rodgers in 2000 to advertise ladies in digital track and make information regarding tune creation extra obtainable to girls and ladies. 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 ebook bargains new and lengthier interviews, a severe creation, and assets for additional learn and technological engagement.
Contemporary digital track practices are illuminated throughout 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 front room radio express and the per thirty days Basement Bhangra events in long island. those and plenty of different artists open up approximately subject matters corresponding to their conflicted relationships to formal track education and mainstream media representations of girls in digital tune. They speak 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 efficient solitude with collaboration and group. even if designing and construction modular synthesizers with analog circuits or acting with a wearable gear that interprets muscle events into digital sound, those artists extend notions of who and what counts in issues of invention, construction, and noisemaking. Pink Noises is a robust testimony to the presence and power of ladies in digital tune 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)