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DAPHNE 2017 - ERIS DREW & SOLD - HUGO BALL MIX

As promised, this two hour mix of intense music is sold and Eris Drew’s follow-up to their presentation at 2017’s Daphne workshop on women in electronic music at Smart Bar. At the extremes the mix includes some of the most healing, refined and focused music ever committed to tape (e.g., C.C. Hennix, Oliveros) and also some of the most raw and cathartic (e.g., Hogg, Cc, Fire-Toolz). Where we hear techno it is created on hand made devices (Antenes borrowed radio technology) or on esoteric systems like Laurie Spiegel’s compositions for the digitally controlled analog oscillators at Bell labs in the mid-70s. Musique concrète is represented by its principal innovators and contemporary artists like Olivia Block. Life and death energies are explored by solitary voices, whether through the musical activism of Moor Mother or the solitary mediation of Elaine Radigue’s “Trilogie de la Mort” (Trilogy on Death). In keeping with Daphne’s ethos, we approached our curation with a queer view of gender and inclusive view of womanness so as not to exclude marginalized non-binary voices and trans musicians. We mixed live off cassette, vinyl, CD, and Youtube to democratize our libraries. Because we are Hugo Ball selectors we included music both old and new, from people we know and also from times, places and cultures that we connect to only through the magic of this music.
The mix was recorded live on April 9, 2017. Eris and sold would like to thank Alex Bond for their invaluable assistance in compiling and recording the mix and Shane Christian for her assistance in compiling artists for the mix. Following the track list below is a list of the music journalists and writers sold discussed during the Workshop.
Tracklist:
ulla ANONA – seed v1.1
Lykanthea – Telos
Suzanne Ciani – Second Breath
Joan La Barbara – Vocal Extensions
Cc – Dido’s Lament
Helena Celle – Streaming Music for Biometrics
Daphne Oram – Costain Suite
HOGG – My House is Nice
Moor Mother – Deadbeat Protest
Fire-Toolz – ALL DETH Is U
Marie Davidson – Denial
Jlin – Nyakinyua Rise
Umfang – Ecstatic Layer
Olivia Block – Dissolution A
Eliane Radigue – Kaliasha
Laurie Spiegel – Drums
Viki Viktoria – Casual Matters
Antenes – The Track of the Storm
Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage (Catherine Christer (C.C.) Hennix) – Blues Auf Lam Mim In the Modes of Rag Infinity / Rag Cosmosis
Pauline Oliveros – Horse Sings From Cloud
Matchess – Aweh Sophia Loizou – Order of Elements (Singulacra – Kathexis, 2016)
Laurie Spiegel – Appalachian Grove I
Suzanne Ciani – Paris 1971
Alice Coltrane – The Ankh of Sun-Ra
MJ Lallo – Before Brazil
Clara Rockmore – Rachmaninoff: Song of Grusia
Wendy Carlos – Scarlatti: Sonata in D Major, L 465/K. 96
Midori Takada – Trompe L’œil
Cherushii – I Dreamed I Saw You By The Lake
Music journalists and writers to follow and read (Twitter handles in parenthesis if applicable):
Lakshmi Ramgopal (@lykanthea); Geeta Dayal: Guardian (@geetadayal); Lauren Martin: Red Bull Music Academy (@codeinedrums); Soraya Brouwer: Truants (@sorayea); Aurora Mitchell: Electronic Beats, Dazed, The Wire (@auroramitch); Ashley Zlatopolsky: Detroit Free Press, Rolling Stone, Guardian, Billboard, Washington Post, Hour Detroit (@ashley_detroit); Jes Skolnik: Bandcamp, Tight/Not Tight (@modernistwitch); Lorena Cupcake: Store Brand Soda, Do312 (@lorenacupcake); Sophie Weiner: The Baffler, Red Bull, The Village Voice, Thump (@sophiecw); Britt Julious: Vice, Thump, Esquire, Elle (@britticisms)

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Posted on: April 26th, 2017 by Severin Delabar