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geeks and girls...

Post by re:dream » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:36 pm

I am getting the odd feeling that there's only guys on this forum.

Am I wrong?

I know this is the internet, and no-one knows if you're a dog, but having been around a couple of forums in my time, I am getting the odd feeling that around 50% of the human race might not be represented on this forum. If you get my meaning.

Am I mistaken? Is the international order of knob tweakers really as exclusively male as it appears? And if so, why?

Just wondering...


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Post by re:dream » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:14 pm

LOL

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Post by Quiggers » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:16 pm

It is weird that there is a gender balance problem in music tech, it's not like you need to be a big strong man to do any of this stuff. Any women that have expressed an interest in live when they've seen me gig have talked themselves out of trying it, mainly citing that it looks too complicated, which is bull.
I do however think that the software gui is very masculine, grey and black, with strong lines.
Hopefully the pastel shades of push will not be as off putting.

surely we are missing out on some great music if these perfectly capable people dont give themselves the chance to try.

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Post by re:dream » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:00 am

Yes, not a lot of women out there in the world of electronic music.

After Laurie Anderson, who else is there? I know of Souki out in Berlin, but she's pretty damn obscure. who else?

And where are the girls who *should* be making electronic music? Out there dating jocks? Havin kids? It's a tragedy, that's what it is.

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Post by footsy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:21 am

Rarely there is a girl that ventures into an internet message board, but when they do...


This is the common response towards at least one dude.
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Post by 8O » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:43 am

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Post by re:dream » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:11 am

Nice article.

So is the over-representation of men in electronic music just a general reflection of sexism & patriarchy in music?

Or is there something about tweaking, um, knobs, that causes an additional amount of self (de) selection?

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Post by slatepipe » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:41 am

leila's 'like weather' album is a thing of beauty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6aBhADO3Yo
space, love is my favourite track but the whole album is excellent

saw her supporting massive attack a few years ago at the south bank, big video screen with cameras zoomed in on her hands flying around the mixing desk, nice

solex is bloody good too :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otz237OJGeE

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Post by artpunk » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:49 am

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Post by kevwestbeats » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:57 am

You aren't going to find too many girls on too many forums. They're all on twitter, Facebook and xbox live. well xbox if you can get them to talk to you.
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Post by crofter » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:51 am

You get them on photography forums because some of them think they can take photographs.
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Post by slatepipe » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:11 pm

crofter wrote:You get them on photography forums because some of them think they can take photographs.
:lol: true

if my missus sees this post i will be killed. but it's an ableton forum post, so she won't

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Post by crofter » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:16 pm

slatepipe wrote:
crofter wrote:You get them on photography forums because some of them think they can take photographs.
:lol: true

if my missus sees this post i will be killed. but it's an ableton forum post, so she won't
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Post by kevwestbeats » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:27 pm

crofter wrote:You get them on photography forums because some of them think they can take photographs.
oh the girls who think they are models on their iphones? you aren't a model if you are taking bathroom mirror pics lol
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