50 min

EP#59: Vibrators, Pauline Oliveros and Queering Sound: In conversation with Senem Pirler Girls Twiddling Knobs

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Senem Pirler is a New York based, Turkish born, sound artist and academic whose practice is all about connection; Whether it's humans, plants or seemingly inanimate objects, Senem has a knack of finding ways to question profound ideas around identity, belonging and being present in the world.

Inside this week’s episode, Isobel gets the chance to hear how Senem started training as a classical pianist, then worked as a sound engineer and, eventually, studied for a PhD in electronic arts at Rensselaer under none other than the late Pauline Oliveros. In 2018, Senem was the recipient of The Malcolm S. Morse Graduate Research Enhancement Award to support her in honouring the work of her mentor Oliveros and Deep Listening.

Girls Twiddling Knobs is hosted and produced by Isobel Anderson with production support from Jade Bailey and Francesca O’Connor and is a Female DIY Musician Production.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS
{0:00} Intro
{5:06} Let’s meet Senem Pirler
{9:44} How she got started in music technology and sound design
{13:38} Working with Pauline Oliveros
{25:49} Entanglement and Queer Theory
{30:40} Collaborations: ‘Unearthly Vibrations’ and ‘Moved in Light’
{44:46} Senem’s software recommendations
{49:13} Episode Summary

Other Notes:
Correction: Senem connected the Neve Console.Instead of performing 'The Witness', Claire Chase, Susie Ibarra and Senem performed Pauline's other score titled '13 Changes'. Watch the video documentation here >>

Girls Twiddling Knobs listeners get 10% off iZotope's award-winning audio plugins and a 30 day free trial of their incredible Music Production Suite 4.1. Just use the code GIRLSPOD10 here >>

Download my 10 FREE Tools to Start Recording Your Music guide >>

Find out more about Senem and her work >>

Find out more about the Pauline Oliveros documentary >>

Listen to the episode here
Listen on Spotify

Join the Girls Twiddling Knobs Podcast Community here >>
Which vocal mic is your perfect match? TAKE THE QUIZ >>
Love Girls Twiddling Knobs? Leave a review wherever you're listening and let me know!

Senem Pirler is a New York based, Turkish born, sound artist and academic whose practice is all about connection; Whether it's humans, plants or seemingly inanimate objects, Senem has a knack of finding ways to question profound ideas around identity, belonging and being present in the world.

Inside this week’s episode, Isobel gets the chance to hear how Senem started training as a classical pianist, then worked as a sound engineer and, eventually, studied for a PhD in electronic arts at Rensselaer under none other than the late Pauline Oliveros. In 2018, Senem was the recipient of The Malcolm S. Morse Graduate Research Enhancement Award to support her in honouring the work of her mentor Oliveros and Deep Listening.

Girls Twiddling Knobs is hosted and produced by Isobel Anderson with production support from Jade Bailey and Francesca O’Connor and is a Female DIY Musician Production.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS
{0:00} Intro
{5:06} Let’s meet Senem Pirler
{9:44} How she got started in music technology and sound design
{13:38} Working with Pauline Oliveros
{25:49} Entanglement and Queer Theory
{30:40} Collaborations: ‘Unearthly Vibrations’ and ‘Moved in Light’
{44:46} Senem’s software recommendations
{49:13} Episode Summary

Other Notes:
Correction: Senem connected the Neve Console.Instead of performing 'The Witness', Claire Chase, Susie Ibarra and Senem performed Pauline's other score titled '13 Changes'. Watch the video documentation here >>

Girls Twiddling Knobs listeners get 10% off iZotope's award-winning audio plugins and a 30 day free trial of their incredible Music Production Suite 4.1. Just use the code GIRLSPOD10 here >>

Download my 10 FREE Tools to Start Recording Your Music guide >>

Find out more about Senem and her work >>

Find out more about the Pauline Oliveros documentary >>

Listen to the episode here
Listen on Spotify

Join the Girls Twiddling Knobs Podcast Community here >>
Which vocal mic is your perfect match? TAKE THE QUIZ >>
Love Girls Twiddling Knobs? Leave a review wherever you're listening and let me know!

50 min