live excerpts from the 'Women Take Back The Noise' performance series...
(Dec. 2006 at 21Grand, Oakland CA)
Duet written for shakuhachi and speech synthesis program
(w/ MaryClare Brzytwa on flute)...
Excerpt from 40-minute live video composition...
BCO Women's Auxiliary
BCO-WA performs their homage to electro-clash and "noise-cookies"...
Excerpt from 40-minute live collage of field recordings from nature and music concrete...
The tracks featured on the WTBTN compilation are exclusive to the edition and will not be made available on the website at this time.
We offer you, instead, a few alternate tracks (mp3) from some of the artists featured on the compilation (frequently updated):
Alicia Wade Beat Down My Throat (3.8MB)
Ava Mendoza The Mind (Your Cheating Gray Matter) (13.9MB)
Cyoakha Grace Broken Toy Opera (4.8MB)
Dark Muse Tattered Lace (7.8MB)
Dark Muse Hush (Live at Luggage Store Gallery, 2005) (8.5MB)
Experiment Haywire Crush It All Away (3.7MB)
Fari Bradley Breathsound (6.7MB)
Fast!Fast!Cash! Untitled (6.3MB)
ioioi lupoluna nella palude delle mantidi religiose (9.3MB)
Messy It Comes Delayed (1.9MB)
Rua Minx (of Fast!Fast!Cash!) Surger (1.5MB)
KFJC PSYCHO-ACOUSTIC SOUND CLASH - August 19, 2006
Host: NOZMO KING
Spotlight on WTBTN release, interview with Ninah Pixie & Melissa Margolis / UBUIBI
Excerpt #1 (4:53)
Nozmo interviews Ninah Pixie & Melissa Margolis about the original concept and inspiration for the WTBTN compilation...
Excerpt #2 (6:22)
What's inside the packaging, what is a "noisecookie" and what are the three different themes that make up each of the 3 CD's?
Ninah & Melissa explain a bit about the contents of the release and play with the circuit-bent packaging...
Excerpt #3 (3:10)
Ninah & Melissa read aloud from the incredibly long list of 47 participating artists on the compilation...
Note from Ninah: "Apologies to some of the artists whose info I couldn't remember off the top of my head in this interview. Next time I do radio show, I promise I'll bring my very own set of WTBTN artist cards along to read the correct info from-- you'd really think I would have thought of it before the show... ah, live radio is SO much fun..."
KILLRADIO THE UNWRINKLED EAR - August 22, 2006
Los Angeles based radio special on Women Take Back The Noise.
Features wonderful commentary and reviews of the compilation plus many of the selections from the edition.
Full download available (mp3):
KALX WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY - September 2, 2006
Host: GREGORY SCHARPEN
Spotlight on WTBTN, interview, featured tracks and live performance by Cheryl E. Leonard & Ninah Pixie.
Cheryl & Ninah - Live Set (16:00)
Live improv duet with natural rocks of various shapes and sizes, viola with driftwood wedged into bridge and harmonium.
Excerpt #1 (11:34)
Greg Scharpen interviews Ninah Pixie & Cheryl E. Leonard about the WTBTN compilation and various related subjects...
Excerpt #2 (5:50)
Ninah and Cheryl demonstrate the "noise cookie" packaging and chat about circuit-bending...
Excerpt #3 (0:49)
We ended the show with a couple of nice little surprises from Insect Deli, who sent in a couple of short takes she recorded with her "noise cookies". You should have seen those meter levels jump straight into the red (aww yeah...!)
Here's a great little handmade video created (and made available via YouTube) by one of the very first folks to get their hands on a WTBTN package.
This video is actually more like an amazing (not to mention unexpected) commercial for WTBTN that includes a live demonstration of how to play the "noisecookie". Plus, you'll get a sneak-peek at all the goodies inside and hear a couple of samples from artist tracks on the CD's.
Props to doctorpopular for uploading it to YouTube so we could share it here.
Another handmade video created by a WTBTN fan from Florida who loved playing with the "noise cookie" so much he made a short "how-to" film about how to set up and plug into the mini-jack. (You just gotta love that tiny little amplifier in the background...)
Thanks so much Rizzia, very much appreciate the time you took in getting this all together.
The sound modules used in the WTBTN "NOISE COOKIES" were originally meant to be assembled into musical greeting cards or small novelty toys. When we ordered them from the manufacturer, they sent us an assortment of three sounds, which we've posted samples of below, along with the circuit-bent versions that are now inside of the WTBTN packaging for the compilation.
If you end up getting one of these, here are some basic instructions on how to get the original sounds to play. Currently, when you "turn on" your noise cookie, you will only be able to hear the circuit-bent (or otherwise modified) versions of these sounds. You can hear all three of the original sounds (plus bent versions) in the mp3 samples below:
MAMA (original sound)
MAMA (noisey version 1)
MAMA (noisey version 2)
MAMA (noisey version 3)
MAMA (noisey version 4)
MAMA (noisey version 5)
I LOVE YOU (original sound)
I LOVE YOU (noisey version 1)
I LOVE YOU (noisey version 2)
I LOVE YOU (noisey version 3)
I LOVE YOU (noisey version 4)
TRAIN (original sound)
TRAIN (noisey version 1)
TRAIN (noisey version 2)
TRAIN (noisey version 3)
TRAIN (noisey version 4)
TRAIN (noisey version 4 + bass boost)
TRAIN (extra long noisey version)
VARIOUS - WOMEN TAKE BACK THE NOISE
Many thanks to Gydja for her endurance and generosity in entering all of the data into the Discogs website (including scans of cover art and track card inserts). Very generous indeed, and very much appreciated..