To celebrate International Women’s Day, as part of "Celebrating Women in Sound", Special Collections provide tours of the "Women’s Revolutions Per Minute (WRPM)" archive.
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 #3: Between 1.30-2.30pm and again between 3.30-4.30pm: Tours of the WRPM (Women's Revolutions Per Minute) Archive.
Women’s Revolutions Per Minute (WRPM) was an independent, feminist music distribution network active 1977-2005. It distributed music by women, for women, and about women, typically from artists with a feminist or lesbian feminist standpoint. It distributed music by women, for women, and about women, typically from artists with a feminist or lesbian feminist standpoint. The complete back catalogue of over 1500 records as well as the business records, catalogues, journals, t-shirts and posters make up the Archive.
Join us in Special Collections & Archives in the Library for a tour of the collection, with the chance to explore and listen to some of the albums and other gems from the collection.
FURTHER EVENTS OF THE DAY:
3 – 5pm: No Hollows and No Projections - workshop led by Ingrid Plum exploring deep listening exercises, sonic meditations, improvisation and extended vocal techniques.
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 more details see individual listings.
Dates & times
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|8 Mar 2018||1:30pm - 2:30pm|
|8 Mar 2018||3:30pm - 4:30pm|
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