Women in Electronic Music                | New World Records 806532

Women in Electronic Music

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Label: New World Records

Cat No: 806532

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 12th February 2007

Contents

Works

Johanna M. Beyer
Music of the Spheres (1938)

Annea Lockwood
World Rhythms (1975)

Pauline Oliveros
Bye Bye Butterfly (1965)

Laurie Spiegel
Appalachian Grove I (1974)

Megan Roberts
I Could Sit Here All Day (1976)

Ruth Anderson
Points (1973–74)

Laurie Anderson
New York Social Life (1977)

Laurie Anderson
Time to Go (1977)

Works

Johanna M. Beyer
Music of the Spheres (1938)

Annea Lockwood
World Rhythms (1975)

Pauline Oliveros
Bye Bye Butterfly (1965)

Laurie Spiegel
Appalachian Grove I (1974)

Megan Roberts
I Could Sit Here All Day (1976)

Ruth Anderson
Points (1973–74)

Laurie Anderson
New York Social Life (1977)

Laurie Anderson
Time to Go (1977)

About

The music on this album exhibits an exciting, wide-open, freewheeling approach to the medium of electronic music which has come to be typical of this genre in the late 1970s. Today we have composers willing to mix media and sonic materials in thoroughly inventive ways to achieve ends which are new-sounding, and often more engaging, than that of the “academic” avant-garde. 
 
"This first anthology of women’s electronic music demonstrates great refinement and skill at work in a variety of different styles, several of which are unfamiliar or new even to those who follow contemporary music. The fact that these pieces are more listenable than that of the Sixties avant-garde does not point to a musical regression as some critics have overeagerly assumed when discussing modern works using, say, consonant harmonic structures. Rather, and I think this is common denominator for these pieces and something which women composers and artists have been instrumental in legitimizing again for this period in time, these works signify a new consciousness of the relationship of art to human life and the important and positive interaction which can be the role of a more personalized art in our day-to-day experience.” —Charles Amirkhanian, August 1977

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