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Electrogals promotes women in electronic music. But what's electronic music?

In the strictest sense, electronic music is music made with electricity - sounds created with technology. Electronic music is not a genre; it's merely a different way to create, with different tools. In visual art, one artist might use paint, while another might use clay. In the same way, a classical musician might play a violin or a piano, while an electronic musician uses electronic instruments.

OK, so what's an electronic instrument? There are at least a thousand examples, including electric guitars, synthesizers, the theremin, and your computer. It can get a little confusing, though, since sometimes people take traditional instruments, like a violin, and electrify, amplify and process the sound of that violin to create something new - electronic musician Laurie Anderson uses a violin, but it's often physically or sonically altered. Or, they might take a purely electronic instrument and make it sound like a traditional instrument - in the 1960s, Composer Wendy Carlos created an entire album of classical compositions by Bach using only a Moog synthesizer.

Many types of music co-exist under the umbrella of electronic music - experimental, avant-garde, rock & roll, hip-hop, soundscapes, electronica, industrial, dub, house, and on and on. To many people, electronic music implies something more like "experimental" or "contemporary," because the sounds of electronic music are not usually anything like traditional or classical music. People working with electronic music technology quickly realize that means that you don't have to "limit" your compositions to things that sound more traditional. The variety of sounds one can create is virtualy limitless.

So, electrogals promotes women that are using electronic musical instruments or electronic music technology. We're probably more likely to showcase artists that doing something "new" or "different" with it, because, well, that's fun.

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