Santa Monica Feminism and electronic music

October 3, 2005

Documentation room details

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*IO CASINO, solo albums:
. Mundo das Ferramentas, 2001
. Cicalà, 2003
. diente, 2005

Gudrun Gut: “Members Ocean Club” (2004)
Original tracks with: Anila Lane, Danielle de Picciotto, Blixa Bargeld, Jovanka von Willsdorf, Jayney Klimek, Inga Humpe, Myra Davies, Katharina Franck, Manon P. Duursms. Remixes by: Paul van Dyk, Klaus Schulze, Thomas Fehlmann, Effective Force,
Ian Pooley, The Orb, Spinout, Ellen Allien, CoBra & 3 videos.

Myra Davies / Gudrun Gut: “Miasma 3” (1995)

XX01/2003 Pt. 1- Christiane Erharter

01 Laurie Spiegel ”Appalachian Grove I”, 1974
taken from the compilation ”Women in Electronic Music –1977”
02 SPUNK ”Strøm”, 2002
taken from the album ”Den øverste toppen på en blåmalt flaggstang”
03 Susanne Brokesch ”Mobile Data Shred On Night Shift”, 2002
taken from the album ”So easy hard to practice”,
04 Sophie Rimheden ”Who I am”, 2003
taken from the album ”HI-FI”,
05 Tujiko Noriko ”I”, 2002
taken from the album ”Make Me Hard”,
06 Miss Dinky ”Neruda”, 2001
taken from the album ”Melodias Venenosas”,
07 Pauline Oliveros ”Bye Bye Butterfly”, 1965
taken from the compilation ”Women in Electronic Music –1977”
08 Kevin Blechdom ”Binaca”, 2003
09 Kevin Blechdom ”Always Frank”, 2003
taken from the album ”Bitches without britches”,
10 Erase Errata ”Owls”, 2003
11 Erase Errata ”A Thief Detests the Criminal, Elements of the Ruling Class”, 2003
taken from the album ”At Crystal Palace”,
12 Hugger-Mugger ”Frenesia”, 2001
taken from the compilation ”Electric Leak – the North of it”,
13 Emi Maeda ”Storm Windows”, 2003
taken from the compilation ”Electric Leak – the North of it”,
14 Fe-Mail ”Modogin”, 2002
taken from the album ”Syklubb fra Hælvete”,

Playing time 70min 59sec
compiled by Christiane Erharter for ”XX01/2003”, Barcelona, October 2003

Re-Punk Electronic Music! DVD 2


01 Christina Ertl and Tobias Hassels, Realplayer: genderfuck, 2003 / 04
51 min; directed by Christina Ertl and Tobias Hassels

Video clips

02 Angie Reed, “Cherry Blossom”, 2003
Directed by Angie Reed,

03 Chicks on Speed feat. Peaches, “We Don’t Play Guitars”, 2003
Directed by Deborah Schamoni,

04 Hanin Elias, “One Of Us”, 2003
Written by Hanin Elias, video by Philipp Virus,

05 Rhythm King And Her Friends, “Serene”, 2003
Written by Rhythm King And Her Friends, Live at Bastard, Berlin, Juni 2003,

06 AGF, “Still Not Still”, 2003
Directed by Sue Costabile, music and words by AGF,

07 Kevin Blechdom, “In Too Oh!”, 2003
Written by Kevin Blechdom. A Dudini Production Of Your Butt,

08 Peaches, “Rock’n’Roll”, 2003
Written by Peaches, Gonzales and Taylor Savvy, video edited by Peaches
Courtesy XL Recordings / Beggars Group,

09 Malaria! vs. Chicks on Speed, “Kaltes Klares Wasser”, alternate version, 2001
Written by Malaria!, video by Juliane Solmsdorf

Compiled by Max Freudenschuß for the 3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art /
HUB SONIC SCAPES Part 1: Re-Punk Electronic Music!

Chicks on Speed

Radio programs from female DJs / Psicosoma Factory

Chico y Chica

Las Dolores

Sybil Vane

Documents leant by Anna Bofill
Magazine of Women ComposersRevista mujeres compositoras, 8 de marzo de 1998
Her works and writings


*female+queer words+beats
Katharina Ellerbrock 2004, 82 min.
Musik-Doku Starting out with ‘le tigre’ their feminist background and their interesting performance on stage the film gathered more and more bands, interviews and concert pics from the feminist/queere bandscene… and here it is for ladyfestwien 2004! Starring: le tigre, hanin elias, räuberhöhle, peaches and rhythm king and her friends.

*RealPlayer: genderfuck
Christina Ertl + Tobias 2003, 52 min.
The Film shows different portraits of female musicians, working in the kontext of contemporary electronic music, i.e. HANIN ELIAS, SACHIKO M, PEOPLE LIKE US, MARINA ROSENFELD, KAFFE MATTHEWS and KEVIN BLECHDOM. The interviews center around questions of music production, which instruments are used by the musicians and what experiences they have made, producing the music. Only then, question about gender-roles are brought into the film.Why are there so few female musicians? What about the idea of a gender neutral machine music? And is it maybe not the lack of female musicians but mainly a question of their representation in the media and also within the electronic music scene which leads to the questions above?

*Neue Kraft, Neues Werk (Transcodeur Express) (to be confirmed)
documentary by Ninon Liotet, Olivier Schulbaum and Platoniq
With: Shu Lea Cheang, Electric Indigo, Jenny Holzer, Chris Korda, Netochka Nezvanova, Sadie Plant, Francesca da Rimini, Terre Thaemlitz…….
“Neue Kraft, Neues Werk (Transcodeur Express)” presents visual artists, music makers, activists and scholars who have a socially engaged and political approach to the use of new technology in the digital age. Through feminist and queer theory methodologies, new sounds, images and reflections they challenge and give new readings of cultural stereotypes and mainstream perceptions of our relation to new technology.

*Escenario doble
Virginia Villaplana, 2004, 25 min.
The relation between a performance dragking and the Spanish gender context of a female to male transgender way of life.

*Ethics of care
Maria Ruido, 1999, 17 min. (original version in galician)
Notes on the construction of the bodies et the evolution of the concept of sexual identity beyond the gender/sex system.
(Based on 2 diaporamas part of a video done in collaboration with Chus Pato y María
Esteirán, images from a rave in Santiago de Compostela on May 14, 1999)


*Feminist Book/Dossiers: “No me arrepiento de nada: mujeres y música”
Ed. Seminari d’Investigació Feminista. Universitat Jaume I

*Fanzines FEM PUNK

*LOST IN SOUND. Catálogo. CGAC, Santiago de Compostela.


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25 – 28 / 10 / 05
Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona (CASM)
La Rambla, 7 – 08002 Barcelona
Auditorium – Free Entrance

11:00 – 14:00
*Documentation room*
16:00 – 19:00
*Documentation room:*
17:00 – 19:00
– Io Casino (musician & curator)
– Laura Sales (critics, dj -girlsinthehit & ladyfestspain)
– Sonido Comadre (music group)
19:00 -20:00
– Luis Cervero (video maker)
11:00 – 14:00
*Documentation room*
12:00 – 14:00
-Ana Bofill (composer)
-La Maquina de Turing (electronic music group)
16:00 – 19:00
*Documentation room:*
17:00 – 19:00
– Sybil Vane (music group)
– Les Fatales (djs, club)
– Silvia Martinez (music historian)
19:00 -20:00
– Maria Ruido (artist and art historian)


11:00 – 14:00
*Documentation room:*
12:00 – 14:00
-Marta Millet (music critics)
– Enric Palau (festival Sonar)
16:00 – 19:00
*Documentation room:*
17:00 – 19:00
– Radio Paca
– R23cc: radio & TV riereta
– Bruno Sokolowicz (Scanner Fm)
19:00 -20:00
– Christiane Erharter (artist & curator)
“Re-Punk Electronic Music”

22:30 KBB, Joaquim Costa, 24, 4º. 08001 Barcelona
Concert de Terre Thaemlitz
11:00 – 14:00
*Documentation room:*
12:00 – 14:00
– Austrohungaro (label)
– +Nurse+ (dj)
16:00 – 19:00
*Documentation room*
19:00 -21:00
*Round table*
– Terre Thaemlitz (
– Genis Segarra (
– Alex Murray-Leslie (
– Christiane Erharter (kessylux – XX01 archive)
24:00 to 3:00 Muziclub Pigalle, Balmes, 90. Free Entrance
Performances i DJ’s Party
– Fora de cobertura (dj ux + normal c-alas)
– Dj+Nurse+
– Terre Thaemlitz

Programme Details

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25 – 28 Octubre de 2005
Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona (CASM)
La Rambla, 7
08002 Barcelona

Every day from 11h. Auditorium. Free Entrance
Documentation room
-> See “Documentation room details” for details in the “Programme” category

From 12h to 14h and from17h to 19h.
Interviews with actors of the music scene (local and international)
-> See “Calendar” for details in the “Programme” category
Limited places, please register: before October 20

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 19h. Auditorium. Free Entrance
*(re)lectures on the economy, representation and music history from a feminist perspective.*
25 /10 Luis Cerveró

26/10 Maria Ruido

27/10 Christiane Erharther
“Re-Punk Electronic Music!”
For some time, it has been predominantly women who, with decidedly performative approaches, have provided the most interesting stimuli in electronic music and who have deconstructed gender clichés. Nearly all of these projects have in common considerations of how electronic music can be presented differently, as well as references to the aesthetic of punk and its disrespectful practice of do-it-yourself, which replies to “Are we allowed to do that?” with “Everything is possible!”
These women’s contributions can be read as a chapter of music history in which female musicians have, since the 1970s – from punk, through the Riot Grrrl movement, up to the present – made use of deconstruction, subversion and affirmation as strategies to turn gender relations in music upside down, to work on an alternative to male-dominated guitar and computer music and to write their own (feminist) history.
“Re-Punk Electronic Music!” contextualizes the activities of individual artists and shows the continuity existing between contemporary work and that of the late 1970s. It presents an archive of female strategies of representation in music, information and entertainment.
* “Re-Punk Electronic Music!“ is the title of the text and installation Sonja Eismann and I did together as one part of the hub Sonic Scapes at the 3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art, February-April 2004, in Berlin/Germany. In my lecture I will talk about this installation and present musical and visual examples.
Christiane Erharter, artist and curator, lives in Oslo/Norway.

Thursday October 27, 22:30h. KBB, Joaquim Costa, 24, 4º. 08001 Barcelona
Concert by Terre Thaemlitz

Friday October 28, 19h. Auditorium. Free Entrance
*Round table with Terre Thaemlitz (, Genis Segarra (, Alex Murray-Leslie (, Christiane Erharter (Re-Punk Electronic Music)
Questions to be answered by the guests:
– short introduction of your work from feminist point of view, by the way what do you understand by feminism: how would you define your work in relationship to gender and/or feminist issues? do you think this question is relevant? yes why? no? why?
-do you think sexual and or content discrimination is still in place in festivals, reviews, publishers, producers, distributors, if no, could you give us examples? if yes what would be your recommendations to fight against these discriminations? what is your own experience and practice? far from victimization discourses, could you say that there is also a factor of pleasure and empowerment playing with sexual identities and lyrics? how do you brand, trade them? any advice?
-could define the specific strategies you are using to, at the same time, resist and work with/in (quite successfully ) the normative cultural demands of society and the entertainment/media-arts marketplace? Is being your own producers and creating your own label part of these strategies? if yes, why? if no why? could define how do you work in terms of decisions in the group, the label? in terms of contracts, relationships, decisions with music publishers, distributors?
-how do you see yourselves, in the future?

From 24h to 3h. Muziclub Pigalle, Balmes, 90. Free Entrance
Performances and DJ’s Party with Fora de cobertura (dj ux + normal c-alas), Dj+Nurse+ and Terre Thaemlitz

Streaming of the interviews

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