To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we present "Celebrating Women in Sound", a day of sound-related activities featuring the work of female-identifying artists.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, in the centenary year of UK women aged 30 and over in the UK gaining the vote, the Unit for Sound Practice Research at Goldsmiths, University of London and Women in Sound Women on Sound (WISWOS) and are launching Celebrating Women in Sound, a day of sound-related activities featuring the work of female-identifying artists at Goldsmiths. The purpose of International Women’s Day is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women; perhaps more importantly, the day is a call to action to change the shape of society and to push for gender parity in all areas.
Activity #1: No Hollows and No Projections - Workshop led by Ingrid Plum
The workshop explores deep listening exercises, sonic meditations, improvisation and extended vocal technique following the teachings of Pauline Oliveros and Meredith Monk as well as a wealth of techniques gathered from teachers and traditions around the world. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and is best suited to those with an interest in sounding the voice, sound art, experimental music and sonic meditation, but previous practice in those fields is not necessary. Learn a range of listening exercises to benefit production and performance skills along with breathing and vocal exercises with a focus on deep listening and harmony, involving discussion and working with the natural voice to develop confidence. By the end of the workshop participants will have a ‘toolkit’ of exercises they can work with to expand their own practice.
With an impressive 5-octave vocal range, Plum uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings and electronics, to create layered soundscapes, spoken word and songs. Having performed and exhibited installation sound art and visual art since 2002, she creates work that sits between sound art, improvisation, multi-media installation, neo-classical and contemporary Nordic folk music that has been described as “Gorgeously atmospheric’ by the Guardian.
A Goldsmiths alumnus, Ingrid Plum is a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London and the University of Brighton, delivering workshops such as 'Sounding The Voice' and lectures on site-specific installation, sound art, music with media and improvisation. She also teaches vocal masterclasses and private tuition for singing and voice work.
FURTHER EVENTS OF THE DAY:
1.30 – 4.30pm: Tours of WRPM (Women's Revolutions Per Minute) Archive will take place throughout the afternoon.
6.00 – 7.30pm: Evening Concert 1 - Illuminate concerts shine light on the work of women composers and performers from the past and present.
8.00 – 9pm: Listening Concert 2- Women in Sound: winning work of a call for works celebrating International Women's Day: Sisters Akousmatica's "Chapter One: Signal fanto?me ~ Onde fanto?me" and more.
For details see individual listings.
Ingrid Plum's website
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