Kate Molleson examines gender imbalance in the Scottish folk music scene in response to this year's Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow.
"Give Voice to Women" focuses on the development of women's leadership. It is at the SIAS International University,
Xinzheng, Henan, China on 12 - 14 May 2017. They have issued a call for presenters. Interpreters will be provided.
Another interesting call for papers. abstracts should be submitted by 20 March 2017.
Here is Jessica Duchen's blog entry about the conference too
Further to the blog entry below with an obituary and appreciation of original thinker, feminist music innovator Pauline Oliveros, here is a link to an intriguing and moving piece by Louise Gray in contemporary and exploratory music mag The Wire magazine exploring PO's stimulating lateral thinking.http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/essays/pauline-oliveros-louise-gray#
Odaline de la Martinez and Lontano promoting works by women composers at this wonderful festival
and a great interview with Odaline by Jessica Duchen
Jessica Duchen's book Ghost Variations is a classical music detective story in essence as JD explores for herself the story of the concerto and Clara Shumann's decisions about how to present her late husband's work as well as exploring Jelly d'Arányi's story as well. The book is in physical and kindle editions
The best background is in JD's blog of course! http://tinyurl.com/gkog8zl