by Red Cell
Pink Noises is an important new book put out by the Duke University Press. It contains 24 interviews with women in every area of electronic music and sound culture, including club and radio DJs, remixers, composers, improvisers, instrument builders, and installation and performance artists. 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).
The book comes from writer and musician Tara Rodgers who started the pinknoise.com website a decade ago to promote women in electronic music and to provide information to women and girls about music production. Both the book and the site are important not only in maintaining the history of women in the electronic scene, but to inspire further generations and those currently working in the scene. You can read much more about this awesome book here at the Duke site.