Streaming NOW: 50 Hours of Electronic Music
December 6, 2017 12:13 PM   Subscribe

Always On is a 50-hour Youtube livestream of electronic music and beats featuring female, nonbinary, and transgender performers from 17 countries, sponsored by Moogfest. The NYTimes has more on Moogfest in May, the livestream, and celebrating these amazing artists. (Stream started at 12PM EST, so should run until 2 PM EST on Dec. 8.)
posted by kristi (7 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is fantastic, thank you!
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 12:39 PM on December 6 [1 favorite]


Seconding; enjoying it!
posted by dendritejungle at 1:07 PM on December 6


OMG they are casting from the Moog assembly room (or one of them) now. Cannot handle this.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 1:19 PM on December 6


Thanks! I was just lamenting the (to my ignorant ass) dearth of women and queer performers in electronic music, a genre I'm not that familiar with but am listening to a lot of lately while I work. This will give me a lot of new names to follow. Enjoying so far.
posted by The Minotaur at 1:53 PM on December 6 [1 favorite]


I was just lamenting the (to my ignorant ass) dearth of women and queer performers in electronic music, a genre I'm not that familiar with but am listening to a lot of lately while I work.

I enthusiastically agree that new names are great, but they're there, and it goes way back to Wendy Carlos and I'm sure earlier. There's also Terre Thaemlitz, Matmos and more.

To me it feels like electronic music (dance in particular) only became a total boy/bro zone over the last 10-15 years or so, and that people in the earlier electronic, ambient and experimental scenes at the time seemed to be so accepting of basically everyone and anyone that they were blase or nearly transparently agnostic about it.

House music has always been super gay/queer, too. I used to go to a lot of gay/queer clubs just for the house music back iun the 1990s, and in retrospect I didn't even realize they were technically gay/queer club nights, because coming from a random techno/underground raver background it wasn't weird or unusual to be surrounded by same sex couples of either (or even totally ambiguous) genders dancing or making out with each other. Granted, there wasn't a whole lot of making out, anyway, people were usually too busy dancing.

In hindsight the dance music scene in LA in the 90s was incredibly free flowing and not as strictly segregated as electronic/dance music feels today. It wasn't unusual at all to go to a goth/fetish/industrial club for the techno or EBM, or a predominantly gay focused club or afterhours for the house music all in the same night.
posted by loquacious at 3:33 PM on December 6 [3 favorites]


Holy cow I just clicked on this on a whim and there's someone in a jumpsuit playing a bunch of vacuumn cleaners and some lamps.
posted by Secretariat at 12:27 PM on December 7


(Looks like this is Nicola Kuperius of ADULT, to give credit where credit is due).
posted by Secretariat at 12:32 PM on December 7


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