Roxanna Panufnik's BBC Proms commission Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light opens the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday.
of Yorkshire Sound Women Network C.I.C.
Friday 14 September
DINA, 32a-34 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP
Yorkshire Sound Women
Network (YSWN) was founded in 2015 by women working in the sound technology
industry who wanted to use their skills and influence to address gender and
Our mission is to support a flourishing industry which welcomes,
encourages, progresses and respects the inclusion of women into the workforce
at all levels from the studio floor to board room, and reflects the diversity
of its participating communities.
YSWN enable the artistic and technical development of women and
girls through access to resources, skills sharing, and collaborative
opportunities. To date, we have delivered over 80 workshops, inspired new regional
groups across Yorkshire and beyond, and are planning industry and education
activities aligned to our new Business Plan.
join us for the official launch of YSWN as a Community Interest Company as we
celebrate our work to date and reveal our new website and advocacy tools. Find
out how you can contribute to redressing the gender balance in sound technology
in Yorkshire and hear performances from inspirational musicians!
Drinks & Launch presentation
Gig – featuring performances by Supriya Nagarajan, Cyanching Wu and DJ Abigail
Ward, plus an Open Studio with SONA.
delighted if you could join us. RSVP to [email protected] by Friday
7 September, and please let us know if you're able to stay for the gig in
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through
Arts Council England.
With best wishes
Yorkshire Sound Women Network
Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD
Tel: 01484 473995
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Soloists from the Berlin Philharmoniker perform chamber music by Lili Boulanger and Nina Šenk - Boulanger's Nocturne and Trois morceaux pour piano, and Šenk's Proms commission Baca. Cadogan Hall 1 pm.
Marsyas Trio have contacted WiM to let us know about an exciting CD
release on a top British label, NMC Recordings. The disc features the work of
five living British women composers, including Hilary Tann and Thea Musgrave,
who live in the US, alongside Judith Weir and two young rising stars.
The disc also includes a bonus track of Amy Beach’s Pastorale and Caprice Op.90. The audio is paired with a short art film/music video highlighting Amy Beach’s life and accomplishments.
The film will have its first screening at the Bloomsbury Festival in London on October 17th. The Festival theme is ‘Activists and Architects of Change’, highlight the work of prominent female figures across music, literature and other visual and performing arts. The film will thereafter have an international presence via Youtube and other online media formats.
They are partnering with a few sponsors and charities, whose work and mission statements are aligned with their aims for this project. For donations of $75USD and above, they will display logos and mission statements on the opening and/or closing credits of the film.
If anyone is interested in having their logo included on this film, they should contact [email protected]
The Overture to Ethel Smyth's opera The Boatswain's Mate is performed at the BBC Proms this afternoon at Alexandra Palace at 3 pm. Jane Glover conducts.
Women in Music were very sorry to hear of the passing of Patricia
Adkins Chiti, founder and director of Fondazione Adkins
Chiti: Donne in Musica (FACDIM), in June. She was a tireless campaigner for Women in Music
internationally. She will be greatly missed. Some WiM members were
longstanding friends of PAC, others only met her on occasions. She always made
a great impression with her focus and determination and, behind her formidable
I met Patricia only once, in London in 2013 when she came to promote WIMUST, a Europe wide project campaigning for equal treatment for women creators and composers of music. We talked about my own story of struggle to establish myself as a female composer and she was both sympathetic and supportive with practical advice. It was in my meeting with her that I realised that my career difficulties had not been simply due to what I thought were my own inadequacies, but were very likely related to my gender, and I also discovered that day that there were many other women who had been through similar difficulties. A life changing moment for me.
Another BBC commission for this year's Proms, Bushra El-Turk's song Crème Brûlée on a Tree receives its premiere at Cadogan Hall. The piece is a response to Bernstein’s La bonne cuisine, also performed in the recital.
Tonight at the Royal Albert Hall the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play the first movement, exuberant, playful, bright from Elizabeth Ogonek's All These Lighted Things.
Laura Mvula's Love Like A Lion with words by Ben Okri is premiered by the BBC Singers at Cadogan Hall, 1 pm.