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Building Curriculum Diversity: Pink Noises (Interview)

Pink Noises on NewMusicBox

“There has been a lot of talk in the past year about the need for greater gender and racial diversity in programming from large performance organizations… For this series on building curriculum diversity, I interviewed various scholars, performers, and educators who have been creating wonderful resources that highlight these often ignored communities.

Tara Rodgers is a performer, composer, and scholar based in D.C. Her book Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound is a collection of interviews with some of the greatest minds in electronic music today. She generously agreed to an in-depth interview over email…”

Read Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti’s interview with Tara Rodgers on NewMusicBox.

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Pink Noises in Cuba

“The cost and inconvenience of getting online in Cuba is forcing its small but bustling dance music community to seek out creative ways to make beats. …

Iván Grajalo and Julio Cesar Jimenez make beats together under the name Electro Palestina. Grajalo, a professor by day, is fortunate enough to have an Internet connection at his university—not that his office hookup is much of an improvement. [They] recently devoured a bootlegged e-book copy of Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound.

What little nuggets of digital gold they are able to mine from the interwebs in turn get passed among their small but rabid circle of electronic music heads in eastern Cuba…”

Read the full article in Vice by Greg Scruggs on electronic music producers in Cuba.