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HATHOR : GODDESS OF THE SKY, DANCE, LOVE, BEAUTY, JOY, MOTHERHOOD, MUSIC, AND FERTILITY

HATHOR IS A COLLECTIVE OF FEMALE AND FEMALE-IDENTIFIED SOLO ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCERS.

AS WOMEN OPERATING IN A PATRIARCHAL CULTURE, AND IN AN INDUSTRY THAT IS OFTEN HOSTILE AND UNWELCOMING TOWARDS US, WE ARE OFTEN TAUGHT TO VIEW OTHER WOMEN AS COMPETITION. WE REJECT THIS IDEA.

WE SEEK TO CREATE A CULTURE THAT FOSTERS MUTUAL RESPECT AND SUPPORT AMONG FEMALE MUSICIANS IN WHICH WOMEN WORK TOGETHER TO LIFT EACH OTHER UP.

WE VIEW MUSIC AS BOTH A POWERFUL MEANS OF SELF-EXPRESSION AND A MEDIUM FOR SOCIAL CHANGE.


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Artists

KNIFESEX

KNIFESEX is the solo project of Vanessa Irena. A long time musician and DJ, her most recent work was as a producer and vocalist for NYC band, THE HARROW, and as one half of the electronic duo SYNESECT, her project with Aaron Joel. She also performs as a live member of PUBLIC MEMORY, the solo project of Robert Toher.  

Musically, her work experimentally draws from elements of post-industrial, noise, and trip hop.
Thematically her music is heavily influenced by feminism and spirituality, specifically witchcraft, buddhism, and chaos magick. 

Her work serves as both a form of ritual purification and a vehicle for ecstatic dance.

OKTI

The word OKTI means snow in the Chickasaw language, however for Shanda Woods, it is also oxygen to the flame. Recently departed from Brooklyn electronic duo, WE ARE THE WILDERNESS, OKTI is a solo exploration between layers of vulnerability, power, sound, and silence. 

Her musical background as a vocalist, performer, and a songwriter is as deep as the roots of the mountains. Influences range from contemporary classical works to new underground electronic artists. OKTI seeks to bind simplicity and depth together through electronic sonic expression.

OKTI's sound is just as the barren, yet strong branches of a tree in winter. The tree is still alive, with or without all the leaves, because it knows springtime will always return. 

BLACK HEART

BLACK HEART is Austrian singer/songwriter Corina Cinkl's new project. Having been in bands since adolescence, she has since worked with musicians across Europe on a variety of projects as vocalist, composer and producer (GHOST ACTOR, BLACK EGG, NORMOTONE, OPPENHEIMER MK II, COLLAPSING NEW PEOPLE), with releases on labels aufnahme+wiedergabe and Unknown Pleasures Records.

BLACK HEART is a one woman project with Corina writing, performing and producing all of the music. In its unique blend of influences from genres like dark wave, folk and post-punk, BLACK HEART is Dark Pop music, featuring melodic songwriting amidst an atmosphere of ethereal electronic sound.

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