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  • Pink Noises by Tara Rodgers

Ten years ago musician, scholar, and writer Tara Rodgers launched the website pinknoises.com to address what she saw as a paucity of critical and historical writing on women in electronic music. She conducted thoughtful, detailed interviews with a wide range of artists—from academic figures like Maggi Payne and Carla Scaletti to club-music types like Susan Morabito and DJ Rekha—with an emphasis on history, aesthetics, and, to varying degrees, feminism. The project lasted until 2003, and some of the interviews are still archived online. Earlier this year she published a terrific anthology collecting 24 of them, titled Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (Duke).