When in Boston…

You probably know that Nonsequitur sponsors the Wayward Music Series at the Good Shepherd Center Chapel in Seattle. But what you probably do not know is that we also help support a similar venue in the Boston area. Outpost 186 in Cambridge is run by our long-time compadre Rob Chalfen. It’s a smaller space, but their programming is somewhat akin to ours, with a heavy emphasis on jazz and improvised music, along with poetry, film, and the occasional art exhibit. So if you happen to be going out that way, check it out and tell Rob we sent you.

Index of Women Composers

Some of you may recall that on our old site there was a link to a list of women who make innovative music and sound art. It was kind of clunky and incomplete, and it went away when we moved to this new site.

After many months, we are happy to roll out a new and improved index of women composers and sound artists. Names are arranged alphabetically within multiple categories. All names link directly to the artist’s site or, if they don’t have one, to the most informative secondary site we could find.

We hope this resource makes it easier for listeners to find new artists they will enjoy, and for other presenters and curators to book female artists.

UPDATE! As of December 24, 2015, Many Many Women is in the competent hands of Megan Mitchell, a DJ and electronic music aficionado who has volunteered for us on occasion and is currently studying for her MLS with a specialty in audio archiving. We are confident that the site will continue to evolve and thrive under her guidance.

Steven M. Miller: Between Noise & Silence

We are proud and honored to announce the release of Between Noise & Silence, a retrospective of the work of electro-acoustic composer Steven M. Miller, a dear friend and colleague who passed away in October 2014 after being diagnosed with ALS a little over a year before. The 8-disc box set features six CDs devoted to Miller’s own music, both solo and with various collaborators, as well as a DVD of his collaborations with experimental video maker Michael J. Saul. A seventh CD features music made in tribute to Steven by his friends and colleagues: Annea Lockwood, David Dunn, Steve Peters, Gregory Taylor, Dino JA Deane, Chris Brown, Pauline Oliveros, David Mahler, and Maggi Payne. The 40-page booklet features Miller’s photographs and writings, along with essays by David Mahler, Larry Polansky, and others. The project was produced by Nonseq director Steve Peters, with audio mastering by David Dunn and Rick Fisher, and graphic design by Michael Sumner/Burning Books. It is available in physical form and as digital download (minus the videos) from Innova Records. You can also get a free copy by donating $30 or more to the Steven M. Miller Scholarship for Music Composition and Sound Design at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design.