To celebrate International Women’s Day, as part of "Celebrating Women in Sound" we present a listening concert, includes a telematic premiere by Sisters Akousmatica
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 #4: 8-9pm: Listening Concert 2 - Women in Sound. We have the great pleasure of presenting the winning work of a call for works celebrating International Women's Day: Sisters Akousmatica's "Chapter One: Signal fanto?me ~ Onde fanto?me". The piece takes its script from the first chapter of their book "NM, SK" soon to be published as part of The People’s Library. It combines field recordings, voice and radio broadcast to examine further the the phenomenon of anonymous/clandestine radio broadcast as a vehicle for rewriting/reimagining women's role in sound (art, music and broadcast).
This work was commissioned as a collaboration between Sound Practice Research and Women in Sound Women on Sound. Further works submitted to this call will also be available to listen to. In addition, we will play rarely heard works by Daphne Oram and Lily Greenham, held in the Goldsmiths archive.
http://wiswos.com | http://www.sistersakousmatica.org
Further events of the day:
1.30 – 4.30pm: Tours of WRPM (Women's Revolutions Per Minute) Archive will take place throughout the afternoon.
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 a light on the work of women composers and performers from the past and present.
For more details see individual listings.
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