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< VISIBILITY >

female:pressure is a transnational online database and network of women*, AFAB, transgender, transfeminine, transmasculine, intersex [+gender optional], genderqueer, gender nonconforming, a-gender and/or non-binary DJs, musicians, composers, producers, visual artists, agents, journalists and researchers working in the realms of electronic music and visual arts. It is a publicly accessible source of information, a means of communication and a tool to disclose the existence and the work of women*, non-binary, transgender and gender fluid people in this seemingly cis-male dominated field. In 2021, female:pressure celebrates its 23rd anniversary.

Founded by Vienna based Electric Indigo in 1998, female:pressure is the technological answer to the recurring assertions of an alleged lack of female* artists in this field. The project started out as a simple html list until Viennese media artist and open source expert Andrea Mayr programmed the database in 2001. With about 180 listed artists from 19 countries 20 years ago, female:pressure can now be proud of including over 2800 members from 83 countries [November 2021]. Members can log in and update their individual profile, most of the profiles link to the artists' web pages and contain contact information.

"Why are there so few women in the electronic music scene?" We have heard this question countless times. While we think that the perceived lack of gender diversity is caused by a complex combination of societal factors, experience shows that women* are hardly less active. In fact, their activities are less recognised and additionally often forgotten in historiography. Raising visibility [and audibility] of players in the electronic music scenes is therefore one of our main goals.

< VISION >

The female:pressure project is continuously growing and advancing. Initially planned as a mere insight into the status quo, it now also serves an archival purpose with links to works of artists who are no longer active or who are sadly deceased. Over the years, we broadened the simple focus on women in favour of an explicit inclusion of transgender and non-binary members. We practice an intersectional and anti-racist approach to our work and try to listen to and learn from each other on the female:pressure mailing list.

The mailing list has been the primary medium of communication within the network since 2004 and about half of the artists listed in the database are subscribed to it. Important results of the list's activities are our FACTS Surveys [2013, 2015, 2017 and 2020], a call for diversity #female:pressure [2013], our Perspectives Festival in Berlin [2013, 2015], the VISIBILITY tumblr [2015-2019], our #Rojava awareness & solidarity campaign [2016] and the female:pressure podcast series [since 2018].

To join our network and get listed in the database, please email infoATfemalepressure.net with "new member" in the subject line.

You never walk alone!

< PRESS >

our press review [as of 2013]

some pictures and the logo...

< NEXT FEMALE:PRESSURE EVENTS >

please also check our new web calendar


fr nov 26 female:pressure x househead @ common.currents.fm [w/ astro invader, ms selfie, lady light] from 3:15 pm to 12 am eat
tu dec 14 female pressure @ radio orange [by anna steiden] more info at: f:p @ oe94.at
sa dec 18 female frequencies @ reboot.fm [by aschka, kritzkom, rona geffen] more info at: female frequencies @ reboot.fm
sa/su dec 19 female pressure @ byte.fm [by yeşim duman] more info at: f:p @ byte.fm

< CREDITS >

this service is provided by

electric indigo

database programming by

andrea mayr

female pressure logo design by

datz@sil.at


< LINKS >

anti-racism reading and listening resources

#blacklivesmatter community resource console
anti-racism resources
anti-racism resources for white people
black lives matter - ressourcen auf deutsch
how to support black lives in the uk
links, ressourcen, texte, personen, organisationen in deutschland
me and white supremacy textbook
overt and covert racism
techno and its history
what does it mean to be antiracist? how do we overcome white supremacy?

archives of female:pressure radio shows

female:pressure radio @ 674.fm / cologne
female:pressure @ byte.fm / hamburg
female:pressure @ chimeres / greece
female:pressure @ frission radio / ireland
doctore xyramat @ fsk / hamburg [playlists only]
female:pressure @ orange 94.0 / vienna
female:pressure @ resonancias @ radio 3 rtve / spain
female frequencies @ reboot.fm / berlin
female:pressure @ refuge worldwide
female:pressure @ resonance extra / london

online magazines, blogs and podcasts in english

anattitude
autogenesis
b gyrl
bit rosie
bitch media
black girl dangerous
crack in the road
create digital music
dbs berlin dialogues
dweller
eql blog
fembot5
feminist music geek
feministing
femmecult - women in electronica
femmusic
grapefruits
grrrl zine network
interdependence
kitmonsters
last day deaf
listen
liz pelly
mellowtown
music is her passion
nerd girls - herstory of electronic music
nevertrust cockrock
ny times on godmothers in electronic music
pile rats
resonances and transitions
right chord music
texas and glory
the sampler
tom tom magazine
wicked girls blog
worldsgoneweird

online magazines and blogs in french

pause musicale

online magazines and blogs in german

an.schläge
de:bug
die standard
femgeeks
fiber
kleinerdrei
malmoe
melodiva
missy magazine
skug
soulguru

online magazines and blogs in russian

prllmusic

online magazines and blogs in spanish

transistora

online magazines and blogs in swedish

hymn

music production, gear and tech stuff

beats by girlz
čipke
cynthia - girls on synth
dbs music
female audio youtubers you need to follow
fem synth lab
femme house
flower electronics
gender amplified
girls make beats
kitmonsters
mess, melbourne electronic sound studio
modular moon
music production for women
mz* baltazar's lab
parallel
queer ear mastering
sonic bloom
soundgirls
synthesizer studio hamburg
synthfarm
synthtopia
techne
women's audio mission
women in sound
yorkshire sound women network

networks, collectives and indices

#vivas
50+ all-women and feminist sound/music tech collectives, co-ops, non-profits
black artist database
black femme identifying electronic djs/producers/artists
composer diversity database
coven code
digital media women
discwoman
dnb girls
donne in musica
drömfakulteten
earwax
éclat crew
electronic-ladiez.net
eq50
eql directory
fair_play
feat. fem
female beatmakers
female frequency
femdex
femme bass mafia
femix
fields & frequencies
fierce collective
flo - female laptop orchestra
free the bid
future female sounds
grnm
grrrls night out
guild of future architects
international alliance for women in music
international women's film festival network
junglistic sistaz
many many women
mint
mujeres de la industria de la musica
mulheril
museruole - women in experimental music
music industry women
nautilus collective
no shade
nótt
old boys network
oramics
period.
poc in audio
push
ronda de mujeres
sensa - sonic exploration network south africa
shejay
shesaid.so
siren
sirens on stage
sisu
society of stem women of colour
sonora
sound warrior
soundsysters
syrphe - african and asian database
technomate
the mahoyo project
tits united
tjejrejv
toffee teeth
upfront
we b girlz
we have voice
we:shape
women in electronic music
women in music
women in music index
women in music technology
women in technology
women multimedia network
wonomute
wut

internet radio and livestreams

audio asyl
play.fm
radio b-east
radiorakel
reboot.fm
refuge worldwide
rts.fm
wonderful

lgbt glossaries and gender resources

gender pronouns
guidelines for inclusive language
should you put your pronouns in your email signature?
human rights campaign - glossary of terms
lgbt glossary
lgbtttiq definitions
non-binary feminism
non-binary gender q&a
how to use singular they

other resources

a guide to women in stem: closing the gender gap
audible women
awid
british music collection
changing the curve: women in computing
coding glossary for kids
digital femme
ekho - women in sonic art
fanfare for the uncommon woman conductor
feminist freedom fighters
fiftitu %
future music industry
future of music coalition
girls gone vinyl
girls in stem
girls rock camp lower austria
grid - gender relations in darmstadt
heritage
her noise
history of women and computers
institute of musical arts
ima
ladies learning code
literature on gender and electronic music
lynn conway
make music equal
make some noise
metoo #forthemusic
music by black composers
musica femina münchen e.v.
mycelia
nerdgirls
new emergences
paf - performing arts forum
pink noises
pioneering women in engineering and technology
q-o2
ramp-up.me
rec:on
resources for women in business [in the usa]
resources for women in computer technology
rubinia djane-school
she makes noise
shift balance
sisters with transistors
suzanne ciani
the 7 percent
the artist roadmap
the empowering guide for women in tech 2020
the lazy person's guide to saving the world
the women's room
thealit - frauen kultur labor
time's up survivor support
tips for getting girls involved in stem
unsung stories: women at columbia's cmc
venus zine r.i.p.
wendy carlos
women in film
women in stem: a guide to bridging the gender gap
women nordic music technology
xenofeminism


< CONTACT >

info at femalepressure dot net