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Meredith Monk's Joan of Arc [05 Aug 2008|10:40am]

Hi all--

Does anyone know if there are any recordings available anywhere of Meredith Monk's Joan of Arc?

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Happy (Belated) Birthday. . . [07 Sep 2007|01:38am]


Amy Beach

This rightly should have gone up Wednesday. In defense, it made the classroom wall in time.

Finally, a quote from Adrienne Fried Block's 1998 biography of Beach. Her revealing and insightful study offers interesting perspectives on Beach's irrepresible musicality, and the context in which she existed as a developing artist:

"Amy was still four when she composed her first piano pieces while spending the summer with her grandfather in West Henniker. "[W]hen I reached home I told my mother that I had `made' three waltzes. She did not believe it at first, as there was no piano within miles of the farm. I explained that I had written them in my head, and proved it by playing them on her piano." Clara Cheney's reaction to this new achievement was to restrain displays of her own enthusiasm as well as that of others. As friends and relatives soon learned about Amy's precocious abilities at the piano and in composition, her mother went to great lengths to keep Amy's accomplishments from turning her daughter's head. She made no fuss over these waltzes, nor would she allow others to do so in the child's presence."

-- Quote sourced from the above-linked New York Times on the Web article. Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian:
The Life and Work of an American Composer 1867-1944
is published by Oxford University Press.
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[27 Dec 2006|09:06pm]

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Great new community: [07 Oct 2006|08:15pm]

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Women Composers & Sound Artists List [03 Sep 2006|09:26pm]

Steve Peters of the Seattle-based Nonsequitur organisation has a list on his blog of women composers and sound artists. At the moment, there are 320 listed so far, and he's looking for more to add. He invites contributions via nonseq at drizzle dot com.

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Women Take Back The Noise [26 Aug 2006|07:59pm]

Recently released, The Women Take Back The Noise compilation was three years in the making and showcases a collection of 47 women artists worldwide who experiment with sound in various ways, ranging from ambient-organic to quirky-glitch-beat to harsh or extreme noise, as well as categories yet to be defined. A three-CD set, packaged in a plastic purse (in colours purple, pink, and orange), with 25 (double-sided) artist cards, and assorted stickers; the purple versions of the package also have the option of a t-shirt for an extra $15. The plastic purses have a circuit bent "noise cookie" attached to them that makes sound.

The artist featured on the three discs are:
Aedria Hughes (USA), A. L. Dentel (USA), Alicia Wade (USA), Analog Tara (USA), Ava Mendoza (USA), BCO Women's Auxiliary (USA), bLevin bLectum (USA), Cheryl E. Leonard (USA), Christina N (AUSTRIA), Choronzon (USA), CJ Reaven Borosque (USA), Cosey Fanni Tutti (UK), Cyoakha Grace (USA), Dark Muse (USA), Elise Baldwin (USA), Experiment Haywire (USA), Fari Bradley (UK), Fast!Fast!Cash! (USA), Fe-mail (NORWAY), Gydja (NEW ZEALAND), Heidi Mortenson (GERMANY), Hertta Lussu Ässä (FINLAND), Hooray! For Old Timers (USA), Insect Deli (USA), ioioi (ITALY), Irene Moon (USA), Jessica Rylan (USA), Kadet (USA), Khate (USA), Kunt (AUSTRALIA), Leporidae (USA), Maggi Payne (USA), Meri von KleinSmid (USA), Merlin Coleman (USA), Messy (NETHERLANDS), Michelle Webb (USA), Michiko Kawagoe (JAPAN), Nadin Katrin Buben (BELARUS), Noveller (USA), Passiflora (USA), Priya Ray (USA), Rotwangsrobot (UK), Solanas (NEW ZEALAND), Suzanne Quincey (USA), VyL8 (USA), Wisteriax (USA), Xyramat (GERMANY)

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Caroline M Breece [29 Jun 2006|08:56am]

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[12 May 2006|03:30pm]



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Use this mantra until your brain 'splodes. [15 Dec 2005|06:20am]

ZLKNF website now with images from 1.12 & 11.12 live transmissions - latter with SABOTAGE EN MASSE
Availability for bookings:zlk@north.org
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[06 Nov 2005|09:00pm]

i just joined the community so i'm not sure whether or not this has been covered but i'm hoping someone here will be able to help.

i recently purchased a yamaha P140S. i was hoping to use it in conjunction with sibelius 2 - playing pieces directly into the program instead of trying to notate everything by hand - but they simply won't communicate properly with one another.

i've read the manual for the keyboard and gone through the less than helpful help section of sibelius 2. i connected the two with a MIDIsport UNO. i've never tried anything like this before so there's probably a very simple solution... i hope.

the yamaha manual suggests downloading musicsoft downloader to transfer files between the keyboard and the computer, so i thought perhaps i could play something into the keyboard and transfer it over as a midi file, then have sib2 read and convert it (which sounded like it might make sense) but i've not even been able to figure out how to do THAT.

i'm not computer illiterate, but i don't have a clue about this keyboard to computer transfer idea (clearly). i'm not sure what to read or to try next. any suggestions?

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Tune In [08 Sep 2005|11:28pm]


zlknf transmits live on september 16
zdb gallery, bairro alto, lisbon PT

starting at 11 pm
info: zlk@north.org
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[27 May 2005|05:54pm]


zlknf and friends in spoken word channel

ZLKNF is starting a work in progress focusing on an experimental spoken word album based in conversations, dialogues, monologues around the themes of the human condition, the sacred and the profane, human nature, the human relationship and its identifications and conflicts with the animal and the divine - here we go...

these pieces only need to be recorded live and direct, with no preparation whatsoever: the ideal is to capture the sound as the person speaks spontaneously and openly. the recording means can be as basic as it gets as long as the sound quality is decent enough to work with. each exposure must translate one's own vision of the matter, strictly personal exposures.

this project aims to unite a group of people recording themselves speaking over this theme. i will be recording my own pieces and processing them too. those who wish to cooperate will record their pieces and send them to me via email, posting them on the interweb for download or sending by mail.
being aware that this project will strive to be ready to be issued by the end of the current year, there will be a floating deadline on november 1 - this means until then, all entries will be accepted and from there on, will be accepted based on the possibilities of the work that is concluded so far. the messages will then be processed and edited into one whole spoken word album on human condition - by zlknf and friends.

by request, my own recorded pieces will be sent to those who are interested in participating on this project by reworking/remixing my voice pieces at will, and then sending them back at me to be integrated in the final work later.

everyone will be credited in the final work, and this way we are all responsible for a piece of work made in harmonious autogestion.

for more info, feel free to email (zlk@north.org). let's start working!
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[19 May 2005|10:05pm]


new ZLKNF EP "bast babylon" online now on MERZBAU netlabel

mothersite updated
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[19 Apr 2005|08:48pm]

ZLKNF site updated

now with

-pictures from the very first live appearance (april 2, lisbon PT)
-pictures from the "making of" UURHA piece

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[14 Mar 2005|02:21pm]
Greetings all,

I have recently come to discover the beautiful voice of Hildegard Von Bingen, and I would like to know if anyone can please identify the song played on this site...


I would extremely appreciate it, thank you very much for your time.
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ZLKNF dates [01 Mar 2005|03:34pm]

dalem plays knives, cello and brings the n01ze next march 11 at ZDB gallery, lisbon PT + inez, paulo and gonçalo, directed by vitor rua.

ZLKNF will be performing live next april 21 at ZDB gallery, lisbon PT.

stay tuned.
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[21 Feb 2005|04:22pm]

new zlknf temporary virtual home now up and running

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[19 Jan 2005|04:49am]

zlknf.lungo il sentiero verso oltremare

assembled in real-time aleatory composition
december 04
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New to this community... [16 Jan 2005|03:47pm]

Hello, my name's Erica, and I like to compose jazz music. I'm still in high school, but I'm a senior and I'm applying to some music schools. I really like the works of Maria Schneider (if you want to add that to the list of composers), and she may just be my number one influence as of right now. I really like her woodwind doubling that she uses in the sax section, and her harmonies are complex and really beautiful. If you visit her website, she also has some clips about her composition process, in case if anyone is interested. You can also order scores from her website. It's powered by ArtistShare.

Glad to have found this community.
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