Tomorrow (March 8th) is International Women’s day so I thought it worth reminding you of the Tone Generation episode dedicated to celebrating the lesser known female electronic composer’s working in the ’50s and ’60s.
The Tone Generation, originally made as a 10 part series for London`s Resonance FM, has expanded beyond its initial coverage of early electronic music around the world, and continues with a new topic in each subsequent program. Still using his record and cd collection as source material, Ian Helliwell has explored electronics in jazz and dance, and looked in detail at Expo 58, the RCA Synthesizer and electronic music authors. Women in Electronics, is the 19th show and the electronic music tracks all come from a selection of female composers who worked with tape or analogue synthesizers. Featuring Else Marie Pade, Jean Ichelberger-Ivey, Pril Smiley, Daria Semegen, Ludmilla Frajt, Laurie Spiegel and Lily Greenham. To listen to the podcast series go here.
The latest episode of The Tone Generation, is now available here. Focusing on music composed on the legendary Buchla range of electronic music boxes, Ian Helliwell plays and discusses tracks by Morton Subotnick, Ernst Krenek, Michael Czajkowski, Warner Jepson, Bulent Arel and Arthur Krieger.