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Listen to Electronic Ladyland, a mixtape celebrating the women who pioneered electronic music

We just stumbled across an awesome mixtape. It’s called Electronic Ladyland, and it’s a 45-minute celebration of the women who pioneered electronic music – of which there are many.

Compiled by enigmatic French producer Arandel, the mixtape features 55 songs from 35 women who have made significant contributions to the genre, everyone from Delia Derbyshire (one of the foremost composers in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in the ’60s) to Suzanne Ciani (who won the Moog Innovation Award just last year). Check it out below.

Electronic Ladyland

Listen to Electronic Ladyland, a 55-song, 45-minute mixtape celebrating the women who pioneered electronic music.

“We realised that an unconscious feminine electronic music Internationale has existed throughout the ages and we wondered whether a secret intuition might have gathered around shared research,” says Arandel in an interview on InFinè.

“Was their mutual desires achieved differently in different countries, with different tools in different timezones? The idea was to see what would happen if we gathered them in the same fictitious room for 45 minutes, and built a choir from all their productions.”

“We spent a year and a half working on this mix,” they continued. “At times there are more than 8 tracks playing at once in harmony. We did a lot of research,  revisions and further re-works to get the mixtape to flow as a coherent and consistent piece. It’s difficult to know what ties all these tracks together but they coalesce and provide the mixtape with proper character that may be completely fictional.”

Listen to the playlist and check out the tracklisting below.

1. Glynis Jones : Magic Bird Song (1976)

2. Doris Norton : Norton Rythm Soft (1986)

3. Colette Magny : « Avec » Poème (1966)

4. Daphne Oram : Just For You (Excerpt 1)

5. Laurie Spiegel : Clockworks (1974)

6. Pauline Oliveiros : Bog Bog (1966)

7. Megan Roberts – I Could Sit Here All Day (1977)

8. Suzanne Ciani : Paris 1971

9. Laurie Anderson : Tape Bow Trio (Say Yes) (1981)

10. Glynis Jones : Schlum Rooli (1975)

11. Ruth White : Mists And Rains (1969)

12. Wendy Carlos : Spring (1972)

13. Ann McMillan : Syrinx (1978)

14. Delia Derbyshire : Restless Relays (1969)

15. Maggi Payne : Flights Of Fancy (1986)

16. Else Marie Pade : Syv Cirkler (1958)

17. Daniela Casa : Ricerca Della Materia (1975)

18. The Space Lady : Domine, Libra Nos (1990)

19. Johanna Beyer : Music Of The Spheres [1938]

20. Maddalena Fagandini : Interval Signal (1960)

21. Eliane Radigue : Chryptus I (1970)

22. Ruth White : Owls (1969)

23. Ursula Bogner : Speichen (1979)

24. Beatriz Ferreyra – Demeures Aquatiques (1967)

25. Doris Norton : War Mania Analysis (1983)

26. Tera De Marez Oyens : Safed (1967)

27. Daphne Oram : Rhythmic Variation II (1962)

28. Mireille Chamass-Kyrou : Etude 1 (1960)

29. Laurie Spiegel : Drums (1983)

30. Teresa Rampazzi : Stomaco 2 (1972)

31. Teresa Rampazzi : Esofago 1 (1972)

32. Suzanne Ciani : Fourth Voice: Sound Of Wetness (1970)

33. Ursula Bogner : Expansion (1979)

34. Alice Shields : Sacrifice (1993)

35. Megan Roberts and Raymond Ghirardo : ATVO II (1987)

36. Laurie Anderson : Drums (1981)

37. Doris Hays : Somersault Beat (1971)

38. Lily Greenham : Tillid (1973)

39. Ruth Anderson : Points (1973-74)

40. Pril Smiley : Kolyosa (1970)

41. Catherine Christer Hennix : The Electric Harpsichord (1976)

42. Joan La Barbara : Solo for Voice 45 (from Songbooks) (1977)

43. Slava Tsukerman, Brenda Hutchinson & Clive Smith : Night Club 1 (1983)

44. Monique Rollin : Motet (Etude Vocale) (1952)

45. Sofia Gubaidulina : Vivente – Non Vivente (1970)

46. Ruth White : Spleen (1967)

47. Doris Hays : Scared Trip (1971)

48. Daphne Oram : Pulse Persephone (Alternate Parts For Mixing)

49. Maggi Payne : Gamelan (1984)

50. Laurie Spiegel : The Unquestioned Answer (1980)

51. Ursula Bogner : Homöostat (1985)

52. Wendy Carlos : Summer (1972)

53. Suzanne Ciani : Princess With Orange Feet

54. Pauline Oliveiros : Poem Of Change (1993)

55. Suzanne Ciani : Thirteenth Voice: And All Dreams Are Not For Sale (1970)

[via Open Culture]