Gaga airtime..

It was great to be played on such a cool show today.
Mary Anne Hobbs played me after a beautiful piece of music Vessel has put out on Erased Tapes.  She also chats to the author of ‘Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty’, Ben Ratiliff.  This seems like an interesting book on a pivotal subject for me at the moment, so I shall be getting it and reading it!

Listen to the show here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07184x8

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The book discussed:

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buy/reviews on amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Every-Song-Ever-Twenty-Musical/dp/0374277907

 

 

The World is Listening, IWD panel discussion podcast.

Here’s the page where you can find the chat held on International Women’s Day in Rise Records.. enjoy! (i’ll be cringing)

here’s some info from the site:

Turns out the world IS listening! To a panel this week in Bristol… – The World is Listening//

Last Sunday was International Women’s Day, and events were happening all over the world to celebrate! We celebrated in our own way, launching The World is Listening project in Bristol with a panel discussion titled “Where are all the women?” It was quite a broad subject to begin with, and impossible to devour in just one hour, but our aim with it was to get the conversation rolling and inspire ourselves to do more. We handed out some feedback forms and I’d like to share the results with you. We are going to pay very close attention to these results and are already planning workshops and talks for later in the year based on what YOU want! Perhaps this resonates with you and you want to find out more about how to host a talk in your town? Give us a shout hello@theworldislistening.co.uk
Or perhaps you have more to say on the subject?

 

International Women’s Day 2015

International Women’s Day 2015

This year I was invited to speak on a Panel on IWD.

The Panel was presented in Rise Records as part of a launch for ‘The World Is Listening’ a hub of creatives approaching the gender gap in the music industry with caution. The discussion was hosted by Nuala Honan (founder of TWIL), and I was joined by Dr. Emma Hooper and Rita Lynch. We discussed issues around the gender gap in the industry and attempted to work with the question ‘Where Are All The Women?’.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first public speak on the matter, the crowd were interested and insightful, and I hope to continue to be involved in this conversation.  Here are some interesting articles and things I’ve read recently, as well as links to TWIL which you should link up to, and be part of an important conversation for men and women everywhere.

panel discussion 1

panel 2

The World Is Listening

The Fader : Why Aren’t More Women Becoming Music Producers

The Guardian : Why Male Domination in Classical Music Might be coming to an end.

The Guardian: Reading and Leeds Festival: Why are so few Women on the Bill?

Huffington Post: ..it’s about Beats not Gender.

Huffington Post: Breaking the Myth..

Telegraph: Why I had to dress as a man to get ahead, DJ Tatiana Alvarez

BBC: Beth Orton on Women in Music.

 reading and leeds 2015

This poster caused a stir, and then this was released..

reading and leeds ladies

a poster which omitted all the bands with men only, leaving the ladies that were involved in the festival.

Then! someone was brave enough to make an alternative festival with women and it looked like this

female reading and leeds

I recon its better. but what do i know.. i’m a girl.

Phoebe Summers, (alternative poster) on Reading and Leeds.

Telegraph on the poster and lack of women.

Review of the Wall Of Sounds Director Series #4 with Beth Orton

I wrote some words about my experience in Manchester, and it was published on the wonderful Blog, The World Is Listening.

Brighter Sounds are a cultural producer of creative music projects and events in Manchester who recently hosted a week-long residency for emerging female musicians. They put a call out to invite women to apply for positions in what was their fourth ‘Wall of Sounds Artistic Director Series’, this time lead by Beth Orton, after recognizing one in four applicants to their previous music residencies were women.

A good friend of mine saw the workshop advertised and thought I might be interested, once I read the press release I immediately felt compelled to apply. I feel strongly about women’s representation within music, and wondered if, being primarily a producer that works largely in soundscape ambient music, I would be appealing to the judges of the applications, to help achieve a mix of influences and musical backgrounds.

I found out I’d won a place about two weeks before the event, and wasn’t really sure what to expect to be honest! In that sense, nothing (and I suppose everything) could go wrong.

READ THE FULL WRITE UP HERE.

the world is listening