In celebration of International Women’s Day, this episode of Sound It Out features songs by women from around the world who make music of an experimental sort. While most of the tracks you will hear are soothing and listenable, there are also a few selections that provide an ‘ear cleaning’ treatment, to use R. Murray Schafer’s expression: they may not be pleasant but the unpleasantness is good for you. Artists: Joëlle Léandre, Catherine Jaunaiux, Ikue Mori, Julianna Barwick, Kim Gordon, Jane Rigler, France-Marie Uitti, Susie Ibarra, and Sainkho Namtchylak.
The research for this episode is influenced in Dana Reason Myers’ doctoral dissertation(2002): The Myth of Absence: Representation, Reception and the Music of Experimental Women Improvisors.
Sound It Out airs on CFRU in Guelph on Tuesdays at 5pm. New episodes usually appear on a fortnightly basis. Sound It Out is produced and hosted by Rachel Elliott in conjunction with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.
This episode aired on March 13th, 2018.