ELECTRIC INDIGO PRESS

DJ or Live   -   indigo:inc, female:pressure, imbalance computer music / Vienna, Austria

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PW Magazine, October 2018

Well, first of all, I wanted to combine more experimental sounds with new (or not quite as new, in this case) techno records as I always do in my podcast mixes. Quite obviously, though, I wanted to avail myself of the opportunity of mixing music made by female artists. Most of the times, I don’t pay much attention to the gender of the artist when I dj or record a mix but, and I guess this comes as no surprise, I’m generally interested in the issue and therefore happily modified my usual approach.

pw-magazine.com/2018/the-femdex-podcast-electric-indigo


SRF, September 2018

Techno wird 30 und kein bisschen leiser: eine persönliche Reportage von Detroit über Berlin bis nach Zürich. Im Gepäck: Gespräche mit Pionierinnen und Pionieren.

srf.ch/kultur/musik/30-jahre-techno


ARTE Concert, September 2018

Electric Indigo | 30 Jahre Techno 2018
Electric Indigo hat sich Mitte der 90er in der Techno-Szene durchgesetzt, als DJs noch keinen Platz für weibliche DJs gemacht haben. Sie ist 1993 - 1996 für den Vertrieb des wichtigsten Techno-Plattenlabels Hardwax verantwortlich, gründet mit Acid Maria und Gudrun Gut das feministische Elektro-Netzwerk „Female Pressure“ und baut ihre Tracks so avantgardistisch zusammen, dass sie nicht ignoriert werden kann.

arte.tv/de/videos/electric-indigo-30-jahre-techno-2018


La Presse, August 2018

Electric Indigo: féministe, pionnière... d'abord artiste
Pour la première fois à MUTEK Montréal, la Viennoise Susanne Kirchmayr, alias Electric Indigo, vient bâtir des ponts entre mouvances technoïdes et approches plus conceptuelles.

lapresse.ca/festival/mutek/electric-indigo


Missy Magazine, May 2018

Electric Indigo: Zu jede*r Musiker*in gehört ein Album! Electric Indigo im Gespräch über ihr Debütalbum, die Veränderungen in der Technoszene und female:pressure.

missy-magazine.de/blog/2018/06/05/electric-indigo


mousikogramma, May 2018

Electric Indigo: «Ας ελπίσουμε πως κάποτε το female:pressure θα καταστεί παρωχημένο...»

mousikogramma.gr/synenteukseis/arthro/electric_indigo


Kurier, May 2018 (review by Marco Weise)

Wenn Sie 511593 wählen, misslingt der Anruf: Kein Teilnehmer unter diesem Anschluss. Hinter dieser Nummer stecken auch keine Koordinaten, die zu einem vergrabenen Schatz führen. Es ist auch kein Sicherheitscode, sondern eine per Online-Zufallsgenerator ausgespuckte Zahlenkombination, nach der Susanne Kirchmayr alias Electric Indigo ihr Album benannt hat: „Ich wollte mir keine bestimmte Zahl aussuchen, die etwas Spezielles bedeutet, sondern den Zufall entscheiden lassen“, sagt sie im Gespräch mit dem KURIER.

kurier.at/kultur/electric-indigo


EL PAÍS, April 2018 (by Luis Meyer)

Ser mujer y ‘dj’ no debería ser excepcional
La artista Electric Indigo estrenará en el L.E.V. de Gijón su último tratado de música electrónica, con un nuevo sistema de sonido envolvente en primicia mundial

elpais.com/cultura/2018/04/27


Groove, March 2018 (by Alexis Waltz)

Electric Indigo – 5 1 1 5 9 3 (Imbalance Computer Music)
Electric Indigo aus Wien legt seit den späten Achtzigern auf. Von Anfang an verfolgt sie einen reduzierten, klangbewussten Technosound, an Trends wie Trance, Schranz, Minimal oder Techno-Pop hat sie kein Interesse. Zum einen zehren Electric Indigos-Sets von ihrer Geschmackssicherheit, zum anderen von ihrem weiten musikalischen Horizont. Ein weiterer Bezugsrahmen entsteht durch ihr Interesse an experimenteller elektronischer Musik, an elektroakustischen Klängen.

groove.de/2018/03/06/electric-indigo


SPEX, March 2018 (review by Shilla Streak)

Ob als DJ oder Komponistin, im Berliner Tresor oder im Mozart­-Saal in Wien, als Dozentin bei den Internationalen Ferienkursen für Neue Musik Darmstadt oder Gründerin der Plattform Female Pressure: Susanne Kirchmayr ist eine Ausnahmeerscheinung in der elektronischen Musik und schafft unter ihrem Alias Electric Indigo den Spagat zwischen Club und Hochkultur ganz ohne Verkrampfung. Nach einer über 25-­jährigen Karriere veröffentlicht sie nun ihr erstes Album. Es klingt nach mehr.

spex.de/ausgaben/spex380


Kaput Magazin, March 2018 (review by Sonia Güttler)

“Man kann sich in der Atmosphäre von '5 1 1 5 9 3' geradezu versenken und die Töne beim kommen und gehen betrachten, ihre Beschaffenheiten erkunden. Das Verhältnis aller Klänge zueinander ist von beeindruckender Genauigkeit…”

kaput-mag.com/critics_de/record-of-the-week_electric-indigo-5-1-1-5-9-3-entschluesselung-einer-sensation


Resident Advisor, March 2018

March's Best Music... The standout albums, EPs and mixes from the past month.
Electric Indigo - 5 1 1 5 9 3 - Imbalance Computer Music
Susanne Kirchmayr uses a Robert Henke-designed plug-in to make bizarre and captivating techno soundscapes out of vocal samples.

residentadvisor.net/features


The Vinyl Factory, March 2018

Our 10 favourite releases from March
...In 511953 Kirchmayr (Electric Indigo) explores the outer echelons of rhythms and samples, revealing what happens when you get freaky with the speed of a repeating bass hit or pull out a single note until it turns into its own kind of warped song. That’s not to say there aren’t peak time tracks here, because there very much are especially seen in ‘Trois’ which uses over 20 vocal samples to mesmerising effect, and the slithering electrocuted snare freakouts of ‘Sept’. ...

thevinylfactory.com/features


Bleep, March 2018

Easily one of the most important artists operating within techno today, Electric Indigo releases her debut album 5 1 1 5 9 3 via Monolake's Imbalance Computer Music. Standing as the first non-Robert Henke produced material to be released on the imprint, Electric Indigo's album combines her many years of experience in both working within, producing and DJing some of the most cutting-edge sounds techno has ever known. ...

bleep.com/electric-indigo-5-1-1-5-9-3


At The Barn, March 2018

511539 is the latest release from spacey experimental Austrian techno producer Electric Indigo. The album is a diverse haven of crunching, pulsating, warped noises and offbeat rhythm patterns that trying to keep track of every blip and twitch will make your head spin. ...

atthebarnsd.com/2018/03/16/new-music-electric-indigo


profil.at, interview by Philip Dulle and Stephan Wabl, March 2018

Electric Indigo: "Ich bin immer noch nervös"
Seit drei Jahrzehnten prägt Susanne Kirchmayr alias Electric Indigo Europas elektronische Musikszene. Nun hat die Wienerin ihr erstes Soloalbum veröffentlicht. ...

profil.at/electric-indigo-interview


Boomkat Product Review, March 2018

Pivotal techno pioneer Susanne Kirchmayr a.k.a Electric Indigo presents a filigree detailed début album of high-end techno electronica with 5 1 1 5 9 3 for Robert Henke’s Imbalance Computer Music label.

boomkat.com/products/5-1-1-5-9-3


Resident Advisor, review by Steph Lee, March 2018

The material for Kirchmayr's debut LP, 5 1 1 5 9 3, on Henke's Imbalance Computer Music, is mostly drawn from her concerts over the last six years, and it bears an obsession with advanced sound design. The atmospheres are restrained and industrial, but within them she constructs fascinating depths of field.

residentadvisor.net/reviews


ORF Radio, March 2018

Electric Indigo selber erkundete in dieser Zeit immer wieder neue Musikbereiche. Mehrkanalige Kompositionen, Klanginstallationen, Theater- und Filmmusik, zeitgenössische Oper - in den vergangenen Jahren konnte man sie beim Berliner CTM Festival ebenso hören wie bei den Klangspuren in Schwaz, im Wiener Kosmos Theater oder bei Wien Modern. Morgen erscheint nun nach zahlreichen EPs und Remixes bei dem Label imbalance computer music das erste Full-Length-Album von Electric Indigo - "5 1 1 5 9 3" - das sowohl in der elektronischen Club Musik wie auch in der klassischen Elektroakustik verwurzelt ist.

oe1.orf.at/programm/


Stray Landings, review by Theo Darton-Moore, March 2018

... Asking her about her distinct meeting of granular experimentalism and roughshod techno rhythms in 2015, she said: “I feel that I have to go further - I’m not there yet.” The destination may well have been reached here; she has tackled something often attempted, yet rarely carried off so successfully.

straylandings.co.uk/electric-indigo-511593


Resident Advisor podcast, interview by Elissa Stolman, Feb 2018

EX.392 Electric Indigo - Hard Wax, female:pressure and granular synthesis.
In the early '90s, DJ Hell told Susanne Kirchmayr about Hard Wax. Within a few years, she had moved from Vienna to Berlin to work at the techno institution and record store. During her first year behind the counter, 1993, Kirchmayr released her first record as Electric Indigo. Since then she has built a formidable discography that spans and surpasses techno with ferocious dance floor 12-inches, conceptual sound installations and live compositions. She's won awards for her decades of work in music, started her own label and toured around the world for decades—but she's only recently announced the completion and release of her debut full-length album, 511593, which is coming out soon on Monolake's label Imbalance Computer Music.

residentadvisor.net/podcast_EX.392


Bonedo, interview by Manuela Krause (manou), Jan 2018

Gear-Chat w/ Electric Indigo
Vom Arbeiten mit Klangderivaten, Soft- und Hardware mit persönlichem Bezug und Opas Schreibtisch

bonedo.de/gear-chat-electric-indigo


The Gap, interview by Yasmin Vihaus, Nov 2017

20 Jahre Female Pressure: Wo stehen wir heute?
»Als Frau aufzulegen war für mich nicht etwas Besonderes. Ich denke auch nicht daran, dass ich eine Frau bin, wenn ich ein Kilo Äpfel kaufe.« – Spricht man mit Susanne Kirchmayr, international erfolgreich als DJ und Producerin unter dem Künstlernamen Electric Indigo, über ihre Arbeit, wirkt es wie eine Selbstverständlichkeit, dass Geschlechterrollen hinter dem DJ-Pult eben keine Rolle spielen. Dabei hat die Künstlerin eine Diskussion rund um ausgeglichenere Geschlechterverhältnisse in der elektronischen Musik mit angestoßen.

thegap.at/20-jahre-female-pressure


The Wire, June 2017

Emily Bick talks to Electric Indigo
After performing 109.47 degrees at London's Iklectik, Electric Indigo was interviewed by The Wire's Deputy Editor Emily Bick and took questions from the floor.

thewire.co.uk/video/emily-bick-talks-to-electric-indigo


GROOVE, March 2017

Zeitgeschichten (interview in German)
Beinahe drei Jahrzehnte ist es her, dass Susanne Kirchmayr alias Electric Indigo ihre Karriere in Wien begann. Vom ersten Technoboom in den Neunzigern, den sie als DJ-Globetrotterin miterlebte, über die Gründung von female:pressure, dem Netzwerk für weibliche Künstlerinnen, bis hin zu diversen Projekten an der Schnittstelle zwischen Avantgarde, Neuer Musik und Performance Art – die mit Kulturpreisen ausgezeichnete Produzentin kann auf eine bewegte Geschichte zurückblicken. Für Retrospektiven interessiert sich die 51-Jährige aber nicht und erklärt uns im Interview, warum sie lieber den Blick nach vorne richtet.

groove.de/2017/03/07/electric-indigo


IKLECTIK, March 2017

Interview : The Future is Female
In this interview, conducted over Skype, Indigo talks to Ilia Rogatchevski about the philosophy and technology behind granular synthesis, her work with Female Pressure as well as the politics surrounding the use of sampled female voices in electronic music.

iklectikartlab.com/the-future-is-female


Muttersaft 03 Podcast, Dec 2016

DJ, composer, musician, Electric Indigo represents an intelligent and distinguished interpretation of techno and electronic music. Her DJ-sets are characterized by a wide variety with a clarity of vision and a depth that comes from a deep understanding of the music and the art of DJing. As a composer and musician, she creates music for concert spaces, clubs, sound installations and occasionally for stage plays and short films. In her compositions and live performances, she emphasizes the spatial-temporal placement of subtly elaborated sounds and structures, often generated from speech recordings. Electric Indigo shuttles between Vienna and Berlin.
She is the founder of female:pressure.

radiocampusangers.com/muttersaft-electric-indigo


Stereoklang, Sept 2016

Interview : Electric Indigo keeps on Pushing the Boundaries in the Techno Werkstatt
"I am constantly trying to find a way to incorporate both strands of my musical passion into one piece of music. The experimental, electro-acoustic music and my love for heavy beats, bass and dancing. I feel that I move forward but still have a lot ahead of me. And I can’t even define exactly (yet) what I’m aiming for…"

stereoklang.se/interview-electric-indigo


Straylandings, September 2016

...Her most recent 12”, the HET released ‘Seven’ EP, sees a meeting of these two worlds, treading a line between the dancefloor and the avant-garde. ...

straylandings.co.uk/reviews


Groove Magazine, August 2016

Interview und podcast mit Electric Indigo (in German)

groove.de/electric-indigo-podcast


Lecture @ Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2016, for re-listening via Voice Republic :

Susanne Kirchmayr (aka Electric Indigo) presents »female:pressure«, a network and online database for female artists who work in the fields of electronic music and digital arts, she founded in 1998 and has been maintaining since then.

voice republic/female-pressure


dBs Berlin, July 2016 :

GETTING CREATIVE WITH ELECTRIC INDIGO & EMIKA
... Electric Indigo ... is a pioneer in the field of electronic music and a huge fan of making lists of things to-do. The latter characteristic helped her become the original founder of female:pressure with a bit of inspiration from some unsavoury experiences in the, even more, male-dominated music scene in which she began working. In order to finish a piece of work she admits to needing a deadline, and this external motivation is reflected in her community approach towards disseminating information.

dbsberlin.net/electric_indigo_emika


Progress, June 2016

„Ich bekomme Schmerzen, wenn Leute Texte singen.“

progress-online.at


Red Bull Music Academy Daily, May 2016

Here, Electric Indigo digs through her vault of flyers to highlight choice parties from more than 20 years as an internationally touring DJ.

redbullmusicacademy.electric-indigo-rave-flyers


C/O Vienna, April 2016 :

I find DJANE really horrible. I can’t make people stop using it, it’s a tenacious expression. There’s one or the other colleague who uses it on purpose to reinforce a female form to her profession, sure, even though it’s an acronym. It is a dreadful malapropism and simply has this Tarzan and Jane connotation...

co-vienna.com/en/people/dj-not-djane/


Paranoise (Eng/Grec), February 2016

In the far future, when we will have achieved an equitable, just society, female:pressure will be obsolete and maybe still continue as a loose network of like-minded people. But until then its potential of empowerment, action and support will be very useful.

paranoiseradio.interview-with-electric-indigo/


FM4 Radio (interview in German, 2 hours), January 2016

Paddle against the Mainstream
Susanne Kirchmayr aka Electric Indigo erzählt im FM4 Doppelzimmer von 13 bis 15 Uhr über die Atemgeräusche alter Orgeln, über die Milleniums-Parade in Berlin, warum sie in der Wohnung ihrer Großeltern wohnt und über das Netzwerk female:pressure.

fm4.orf.at/stories


Electronic Beats, August 2015

Two female DJs fight sexism in dance music. Female:pressure founder and veteran DJ Electric Indigo talks to Umfang, who is leading the new wave of activism with the blog Discwoman and party Technofeminism.

electronicbeats.net/two-female-djs-fight-sexism-in-dance-music


Create Digital Music, August 2015

female:pressure's techno compilation is heavy, required listening

createdigitalmusic.com/female-pressures-techno-compilation

Listen :
bandcamp.com/album/female-pressure


RBMA radio, August 2015

The Austrian DJ veteran and female:pressure founder works her intense techno magic: Electric Indigo live at Nachtdigital 2015.

rbmaradio.com/shows/electric-indigo-live


Create Digital Music, July 2015

Join Electric Indigo, Inner8 for an Immersion in Aesthetics

createdigitalmusic.com/2015/07/join-electric-indigo-inner8-immersion-aesthetics


Falter, July 2015

„Brav hat uns nicht interessiert.“ Electric Indigo als eine der beide Kuratoren von Popfest Wien im Gespräch...

falter.at/brav-hat-uns-nicht-interessiert


Straylandings, July 2015

My interest in granular synthesis came from the idea of transforming spoken word recordings in various languages into increasingly abstract sounds. It is the most obvious method, I guess. But of course, there were other granular transformations I used before - mainly using Ableton Live audio effects like GrainDelay, or MaxForLive devices like GrainFreeze by Robert Henke. For my first multichannel piece “Structuring Contours” I wanted to....

straylandings.co.uk/interviews/grainfreeze


Digital in Berlin, July 2015

On the one hand, it is the machines / tools / devices I use to make music – both their possibilities and limitiations are inspiring. On the other hand, personal exchange with friends and acquaintances who have similar interests but different perspectives is my most valuable source of inspiration. Attentive listening to all kind of sounds but especially in nature is also extremely rewarding for me...

11plus3.de/electric-indigo


ByteFm, July 2015

Als technisch systematisierte Antwort auf die gängigen Kommentare, dass es so wenig Frauen in der Szene gäbe, entworfen und gegründet. Die Erfahrung zeigt, dass Frauen nicht untätiger sind, sondern ihre Aktivitäten weniger wahrgenommen oder einfach auch vergessen werden...

byte.fm/femalepressure/electric-indigo


Ableton, July 2015

I used two sources of basic raw material. One was a recording of a baroque organ that had manual registers pulled halfway out, so there are almost breath-like tones, and sometimes the registers would pop in or out all the way because it's not a stable state for them to be halfway, so there are clicking noises in the piece as well. The other was using different objects to knock on the wood or hit the strings inside a grand piano. Both of these sound sources are very traditional, and the idea of transformation into something contemporary, that was the plan...

ableton.com/en/blog/electric-indigo-sound-beyond-genre


Blitzkickers, April 2015

"To give up or to go on - What makes an artist" Interview with Electric Indigo


  • December Dates with MEDIA LOCA : Charlemagne Palestine : Sat, 02. Dec 2017 Mühlheim an der Ruhr (DE) Shiny Toys Festival Electric Indigo : Fri, 01. Dec 2017 Linz (AT) UNTEN, DJ Set Fri, 08. Dec 2017 Rome (IT) Largo, 5 1 1 5 9 3 live Fri, 29. Dec 2017 Tel Aviv-Jaffa (IL) Alphabet, DJ
  • Summer break is over! Full September for Media Loca artists : ELECTRIC INDIGO Sat, 02. Sep 2017 Hamburg (DE) Resonanzraum, Big Data Weekend Fri, 08. Sep 2017 Eupen (BE) Meakusma Festival, 5 1 1 5 9 3 live [stereo version] Sat, 23. Sep 2017 Schwaz / Innsbruck (AT) Klangspuren Festival, 109.47 degrees Live + DJ S
  • Coming up in June : June 14th ELECTRIC INDIGO – „Ableton User Group“ presentation @ Panke, DE-Berlin June 15th – 18th ACID MARIA – „Remix Regenedered“ workshop @ Rheinische Fachhochschule, DE-Cologne June 16th PATRICK PULSINGER live w/ Irl @ Grelle Forelle, AT-Vienna Ju
  • Rafael Anton Irisarri w/ Carsten Nicolai and Riuichi Sakamoto : Only a few days ago Rafael Anton Irisarri has been working w/ Ryuichi Sakamoto 坂本龍一 & alva not @ Phillip Johnson Glass House, engineering for a very intimate concert.