Friday, October 14, 2011


Electrogals Festival Day 5: Evening Concert!

TONIGHT - 8pm at Disjecta - is the first of our two evening concerts, and what a line-up! Heather Perkins, Briana Marela, Sylvia Hackathorn, Ayako Katoaka, Cheetah Finesse, Bonnie Miksch, Marisa Anderson and Tender Forever! Tickets are going fast, so get yours now.  (Photo of Tender Forever by Sarah Cass) 

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Electrogals Festival Day 4: Skirts in the Studio: A History of Women Pioneers of Electronic Music

It's day 4 and we're not slowing down! In addition to 6 hours of installations (12-6), tonight at 7 pm, Bonnie Miksch will lecture about the history of women in electronic music.  This lecture will trace the history of women contributors to the field of electronic music within the larger frame of twentieth-century technological developments and explorations in Europe and the United States.  (photo of Daphne Oram)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Electrogals Festival Day 3: How to be a be a Rock Star in 90 Minutes or Less!

It's day three and there's still plenty to do! Installations (including the listening room) open at noon and run until 6. And then, at 7pm, we've got a workshop called "How to be a Rock Star in 90 Minutes or Less: Writing Music on the iPad" taught by Electrogals co-producer Christi Denton. The Portland Mac Store has generously lent Electrogals 20 iPads for this hands on workshop, and participants will have some time to write and perform their own pieces in front of the rest of the workshop!

10/17/2011 addendum: The applications on the iPads during the workshop included:
  • GarageBand
  • Oblique Strategies (no longer available on in the Apple Store)
  • Monle
  • Bjork: Biophilia
  • Air
  • Audio Palette
  • Balls
  • Bebot
  • Bloom HD
  • Euphonics - Layered Synth
  • Igendyn
  • Instant Beat Player (no longer available on in the Apple Store)
  • Korg IMS-20
  • Sounddrop
  • SoundScope Video Theremin (no longer available on in the Apple Store)
  • SoundScope Space for iPad
  • Spoke Groove Machine
  • Trope
  • Midi Motion Machine
  • Cleartune Chromatic Tuner
  • TyroTuner
  • GuitarChords
  • Metronome
  • PocketGuitar
  • Pocket Shaker
  • Iorgel
  • Drum Kit
  • Dulcimer

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Electrogals Festival Day 2: Installations, Composer-In-Residence, Natasha Kmeto, Ableton, and the Listening Room!

Today is day 2 of our festival and we're going strong! The entire festival takes place at Disjecta, and tickets are here.

The gallery will open at noon so that folks can check out the very very cool installations. We have pieces by Perri Lynch and Stephanie Loveless, and a listening room where you can listen to sound-art pieces submitted to us by amazing composers from all over the world. The listening stations are housed in vintage hair dryers (and look so cool!) In addition, (electrogals founder) Heather Perkins will be Composer-In-Residence from 3-6pm, and working on her song "Ernest Borgnine" as part of her 365.52.12 Project. The gallery will continue to be open the rest of the week (minus Heather): Installations can be viewed Tuesday - Thursday 12-6, and Friday and Saturday 12-5 (and it's free).
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Monday, October 10, 2011


Electrogals Festival Day 1: Stephanie Rearick, a Concert, and Timebanking!

Today is the opening day of our week-long festival, and we have some amazing stuff lined up for you throughout the week!  The entire festival takes place at Disjecta, and tickets are here.

Our opening event is tonight at 7pm, when Stephanie Rearick presents a lecture on timebanking followed by a mini-concert.

Dragging our Economy into the 21st Century - it's Women's Work!
Creativity, Caregiving, Civic Engagement, Community Building - Unleashing the core economy to rebuild healthy, vibrant, caring and creative societies.
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Sunday, October 9, 2011


Meet Pamela Z - performing Sat., October 15 at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers, and video. She has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011


Meet Tender Forever - performing Fri., October 14 at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

"Tender Forever comes along in tough times. Nobody can ignore the dark places we've watched the world go in the past few years. But as divisions grows in the world, so does our ability to connect. Ours is a world exploding with communication and Tender Forever sits neatly in the center of that explosion. Lots of flights and some missed phone calls, friends here, lovers there. Missed connections and connections made. Melanie Valera's Franco-American pop project spans nationalities and leaps forward towards a world where we can close the gaps between countries, ideologies and ultimately hearts. Move closer.
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Meet Composer/Filmmaker Ayako Kataoka: film on October 14th at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

Ayako Kataoka is a transdisciplinary artist originally from Tokyo. Her works examine spatial and conceptual relationships between sound, visual, structured objects, and dance movements. Read more »

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Meet Filmmaker Kavita Bali: film on October 15th at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

Kavita Bali is a visual poet, contemporary fine artist and filmmaker whose first book of poetry, ‘Dancing, Creative Souls’ was just released. Kavita recently shared her paintings in her Solo Art Exhibition ‘Emotional Expressionism’ in May at Village Studios & Gallery in Greenville, SC where she is a resident artist.

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Meet Filmmaker Ilima Considine: films on October 14th and 15th at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

Ilima Considine is is a trans-disciplinary artist known for fronting the electro-sex project The Sexbots and for her quirky and provocative music videos.  She first appeared in the experimental pop band Childhood Friends. Read more »

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Electrogals on the Radio!

We've been on KBOO twice in the past week!
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Meet Installation Artist Perri Lynch for Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired

Perri Lynch is a Seattle-based artist. Her work examines the relationship between human perception and sense of place. Issues of navigation, intuition, and physical proximity are key components of these investigations. Through combined techniques in sound, light, sculpture, and image, Perri explores many attributes of a place simultaneously.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Meet Christi Denton - performing Sat., October 15 at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

Christi Denton is a composer/sound artist who is based in Portland except when she isn’t.  She graduated from Mills College in 2000 with a degree in Music Composition and obtained a graduate certificate from the Centre for Composition of Music Iannis Xenakis in France in 2004.
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Meet Heather Perkins - performing Fri., October 14 at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired! (oh, and she founded Electrogals)

Heather Perkins is the founder of Electrogals, and is also Sound Designer, Composer and Mad Scientist at WaterDog Studio and Land-O-Newts! Records, where she makes music and sound for love, and for a living. With a healthy balance of digital fortitude and a home-spun DIY aesthetic, she believes in music as a part of everyday life. Her "365.52.12 Project," a year-long practice of daily music making -  taking place now on - reflects this.
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Monday, October 3, 2011


Meet Natasha Kmeto - giving a lecture on Abelton Live and performing Mon., October 11 at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

Kmeto was born and raised in California, playing and touring with bands of all genres since the age of 15. She completed the Keyboard Performance program at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and soon thereafter relocated to Portland in 2007. The move helped rekindle Natasha’s creativity and passion for music which got lost in the bustle and industry of LA.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011


Meet Stephanie Rearick - giving a lecture on timebanking and performing Mon., October 10 at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

Stephanie Rearick is a musician, activist and co-owner of Mother Fool's Coffeehouse in Madison Wisconsin. She founded and directs the Dane County TimeBank and from there has spun off into broader work on fixing our economy from the ground up.
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Meet La Pump - performing Sat., October 15 at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

La Pump is a pop-electronic project from Portland, Oregon created in 2010. The project was born out of a life-long love for dance floor classics, a hankering for strong melodies, and a natural tendency towards cryptic metaphors.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011


Meet Marisa Anderson - performing Fri., October 14 at Electrogals 2011: Gals Gone Wired!

Marisa Anderson is a composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist living in Portland Oregon. She works solo and with others. The Golden Hour, her second solo record was released in January 2011 on Mississippi Records.
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