Herstory – The Musical: ELECTRIC SISTERS

Did you know that the composer of the Doctor Who Theme, Delia Derbyshire, is one of the most important/influential electronic experimental 20th Century UK composers? Why is it you don’t know her name?


THE ‘Electric Sisters’ PLAYLIST FEATURES A SELECTION OF WOMEN ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS.

For further information about women’s contribution to the development of electronic music check out these fascinating articles:

7 VISIONARY WOMEN WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC
The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech
NERDGIRLS. A herstory of Women in Electronic Music by AGF

 

Herstory – The Musical

This series, called ‘Herstory – The Musical’, is a set of playlists designed to highlight women’s musical contribution – which so often is under-valued, if not rendered completely invisible.


So far in the series: Electric SistersJazz Sisters

 Sources: books, colleagues, networks, the internet, more specifically:

http://hernoise.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_electronic_musicians
http://www.cyndustries.com/woman.cfm
http://flavorwire.com/335503/10-female-electronic-music-pioneers-you-should-know/5/
http://brancolina.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/female-pioneers-of-the-experimental-electronic-music/
http://www.kylegann.com/women.html
http://www.cyndustries.com/woman.cfm
http://www.kmag.co.uk/editorial/features/top-20-women-in-drum-and-bass.html
http://www.dramonline.org/albums/new-music-for-electronic-and-recorded-media-women-in-electronic-music-1977-2/notes
http://www.leilzahra.com/?p=594
http://www.social-tainment.com/hidden-perspectives-the-atlanta-dj-community/
http://bestfemaledjs.wordpress.com/
http://www.mtviggy.com/lists/10-female-producers-youve-got-to-have-heard/
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2010/03/25/synthtopia-gives-much-respect-for-the-women-of-synthesis-for-ada-lovelace-day/

Books:
Pink Noises/ women in electronic music by Tara Rodgers
Keathley, Elizabeth L. (2009). Women Composers and Music Technology in the United States: Crossing the Line. Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, Volume 13. ISSN 1553-0612
Christine Ammer (2001). Unsung: a history of women in American music.

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