Feminist Theory (and electroacoustic music): Some classic sources for beginning and advanced inquirers in the field
For those readers who wish to learn more about feminist (and queer) theory, especially in terms of its relevance to electroacoustic music, here is a list of classic sources I have compiled in the genre.
Ashby, Arved, ed. The Pleasure of Modernist Music: Listening, Meaning, Intention, Ideology. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2004.
Barkin, Elaine, and Lydia Hamessley, eds. Audible Traces: Gender, Identity and Music. Zurich: Carciofoli Press, 1997.
Born, Georgina. Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde. Berkeley: Universityof California Press, 1995.
Bosma, Hannah. ‘Gender and Electronic Music.’ .
— ‘Gender and Electroacoustics.’ .
— ‘Male and Female Voices in Computer Music’ .
— ‘Who creates electro-vocal music? (authors, composers, vocalists, and gender)’ .
— ‘Écriture Féminine in electrovocal music’ .
Clément, Catherine. Opera, or the Undoing of Women. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1988.
Dame, Joke. ‘Rocky times: Feminist musicology in the 1990's.’ Muziek en Wetenschap 2.1 (1992): 25–31.
— ‘Theme and Variations: Feminist Musicology.’ Women's Studies and Culture: A Feminist Introduction. Rosemarie Buikema and Anneke Smelik, Eds. London: Zed Books, 1995.
Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth. Women Composers and Music Technology in the United States: Crossing the Line. London: Ashgate Publishing (forthcoming Winter 2006).
Koskoff, Ellen. Women and Music: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
Malloy, Judy, ed. Women, Art, and Technology. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.
McCartney, Andra. ‘Creating Worlds for My Music to Exist: Women Composers of Electroacoustic Music in Canada,’ IAWM Journal June 1996: 16–19.
— ‘Inventing Images: Constructing and Contesting Gender in Thinking about Electroacoustic Music. ' Leonardo Music Journal 5 (1995): 57-66.
McClary, Susan. Feminine Endings. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991.
Moisala, Pirkko and Beverley Diamond. Music and Gender. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.
Organised Sound 8.1(2003) – entire journal issue.
Simoni, Mary. ‘A Survey of Gender Issues Related to Computer Music and Strategies for Change.’ 1995 Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference. Banff: International Computer Music Association, 1995.
Silverman, Kaya. The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.