there are women in electronic music

Theremidi Orchestra Women Section presented a tribute to female composers of electronic music from 1950s and 60s like Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, Else Marie Pade, Eliane Radigue at the Red Dawns Feminist and Queer Festival, Menza pri koritu, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Theremidi is believed to be one of the oldest electronic music instruments, and, most probably, the only one which may be played without touching. It emerged in the 1920s as a by-product of radio invention, and is, when connected to the computer, a developed form of the elementary sensory circuits.

Theremidi Orchestra is an audio-video orchestra, producing both images and all kinds of noisy sounds. However, the aim of the group is not merely audio-video entertainment, but the usage od DIY ethics for activist, socially critical, emowering and feminist purposes. Their sound contradicts the clean, polished, and hegemonic mainstream sounds.

The female section of Theremidi Orchestra is continuing the work of the group, with the emphasis to expose female representatives of the group, so that they would not be overlooked. The female section has already performed The Silent Noise on 16th October, 2012 for Ada Lovelace Day at Cyberpipe, Ljubljana. TOWS are in order from left to right: Tina Dolinšek Malina, Robertina Šebjanič, Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder. The later three later in July, 2013 performed a series of performances and jam sessions Picky Noises in New York, USA.

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