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December 17, 2017 4:17 PM   Subscribe is an active index dedicated to collecting and curating women artists working in the avant-garde, electronic, experimental, noise, classical, jazz and other non-mainstream audio/music arts. "As of December 12th, 2017, there are 1,205 artists listed in this index."
posted by loquacious (11 comments total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
Hat tip to The Minotaur from this electronic music thread earlier this month, who was looking for more women in electronic music.

If you know any names that aren't on the master list, please do submit them. I'm excited that I have a couple I can possibly submit, but I need to cross-check aliases and project names.
posted by loquacious at 4:41 PM on December 17, 2017 [1 favorite]

Good to give it its own entry.
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 7:30 PM on December 17, 2017

Just submitted LASTorder. As far as I can tell, her only album is Unreal Dialogue, a name-your-price download at that link full of mellow, hiphoppy electronica. It's a shame, because it's one of my favorite albums.
posted by J.K. Seazer at 8:28 PM on December 17, 2017

Given how ignored women tend to be in non-traditional music, I'm really looking forward to perusing this.
posted by happyroach at 11:56 PM on December 17, 2017 [1 favorite]

I feel like coverage of women and non-binary people in electronic music has finally started improving, and (some) forums are gradually becoming a little bit less of a boys' club.

Pink Noises is next on my reading list after I finish Oathbringer -- it was published in 2010 but I didn't hear about it until 2017.

I'm really digging Florconvenas so far.
posted by Foosnark at 6:57 AM on December 18, 2017

Also good: female:pressure, a tumblr of 500+ women who compose/perform electronic music, all with photos showing them working on music production.
posted by naju at 11:04 AM on December 18, 2017 [2 favorites]

(Pink Noises is highly recommended!)
posted by naju at 11:07 AM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

This is so flippin' great! And thanks for the shoutout loq or I might have missed this post.
posted by The Minotaur at 12:55 PM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

This is super cool. I was a little surprised to see Yoko Ono included as I intially thought it was non famous folk.
posted by agregoli at 6:55 PM on December 18, 2017

Yeah, the constraints of the list are a little odd in that its essentially non-mainstream artists or solo projects only from any era, but not from groups/bands. As well known as Yoko Ono is, I wouldn't call her creative output to be remotely mainstream or populist, really.
posted by loquacious at 12:31 PM on December 20, 2017

I don't really know the criteria for that site, but someone that's not on there is Angina P.
Breakbeat sort of stuff. Good.
posted by bongo_x at 8:22 PM on December 23, 2017

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