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Celebrating the Work of Women within Sonic Art: an expanding archive promoting equality in the sonic field

Graphic Scores by Women Composers – Heresies 1980

Graphic scores by women composers.
From Heresies magzine #10, “Women and Music”, New York, 1980.

  • Kathleen St. John, Centipede
  • La Donna Smith, PARTBE
  • Kay Gardner, Atlantis Rising
  • Daria Semegen, Jeux des Quatres
  • Heidi Von Gunden, Whistle Music: A Sonic Exorcism
  • Beth Anderson, The People Rumble Louder

Download full PDF of magazine here

Heresies, a Feminist Publication on Art and Politics.

Laurie Spiegel

Laurie Spiegel

Laurie Spiegel is an American composer. She has worked at Bell Laboratories, in computer graphics, and is known primarily for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software Music Mouse…

Ivana Stefanović – The Epistle of Birds 1976

Ivana Stefanović is a Serbian composer born 1948 in Belgrade. She trained as a violinist, and since the late 1960s, worked as music editor at Belgrade’s national radio and television. Her compositions include orchestral and vocal music, as well as radio art and stage music.

Ivana Stefanović – ‘The Epistle of Birds’ – a tape collage of bird songs published on 7″ in 1976 by Russian state label Melodyia

Geneviève Calame – Labyrinthes Fluides

“During the 1970s, classically trained Swiss composer Geneviève Calame (1946-1993) worked at Geneva’s Studio de Musique Contemporaine, where she composed various electronic music compositions likeL’Oiseau Du Matin (1972) or Geometry I, II, III (1975-1976). She was the co-founder of the Artistic Research Team, or A.R.T., in 1971, working on intermedia projects including video and new technologies. Created in the A.R.T. studio in 1976, Labyrinthes Fluides, is based on the EMS Spectron video sythesizer. allowing sound waves to generate pictures and movement.” Continuo

Maryanne Amacher – Music for Sound Joined Rooms 1980

Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009): Living sound, for “Sound-joined Rooms” series (1980).

“…meanwhile, the entire house was full of sound, circulating throughout the rooms, out the doors and windows, down the hill, past sedate Victorian mansions…cont

Pozzi Escot – The Poetics of Simple Mathematics in Music

Pozzi Escot

In 1999, American music composer and researcher Pozzi Escot published The Poetics of Simple Mathematics in Music, a study of the geometrical grounding and mathematical structure of various music traditions from the Middle Ages, Romantic era, Native American Indians or contemporary European avantgarde. Born in Lima, Peru, in 1933, Pozzi Escot teaches music theory and composition at New England Conservatory. She is the editor of Sonus – Journal of Investigations into Global Musical Possibilities. In 1976, she wrote Sonic Design: The Nature of Sound and Music.

Hildegard Westerkamp

Hildegard Westerkamp is a composer, radio artist and sound ecologist. She presents soundscape workshops, lectures internationally, performs and writes She is a founding member of the World Forum on Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) and a co-founder of Vancouver Co-op Radio

Listen via her website HERE