The Digital Divide for March 2018: A Brief History of Women & Electronic Music


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Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
The digital divide w Host Rabia Yeaman: Women in electronic music
The Digital Divide for March 2018: A Brief History of Women & Electronic Music

Today as we celebrate Women's History Month 2018, we'll continue our focus on women in electronic music and I'll be talking about the women who came before Laurie Anderson, who likely has had the most commercial success as an electronic and experimental music artist. I'm taking you back to the roots of electronic music, love it or hate it. What the women you'll meet in today's episode invented, experimented with, composed and created, affects nearly all recorded music you hear in every genre. We owe it to them to give them the sunlight they always deserved for their accomplishments, innovation and brilliance.

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Delia Derbyshire

The Delian Mode (Kara Blake, 2009) is a a short experimental documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, best known for her groundbreaking sound treatment of the Doctor Who theme music. A collage of sound and image created in the spirit of Derbyshire’s unique approach to audio creation and manipulation, this film illuminates such soundscapes onscreen while paying tribute to a woman whose work has influenced electronic musicians for decades.



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