Join WiMUK chair Debbie Golt on her weekly show The Outerglobe on Monday 12th October 2015 between 5-6pm on Resonance 104.4FM (Londonwide0 and resonancefm online - see links below - with special composer guests. Dr Shirley J Thompson and Issie Barratt, who are great composers as well as both being BASCA Executive Members and Women in Music UK members, join Debbie to preview the forthcoming BASCA concert and panel and the issues involved for female composers as well as highlighting their careers.
Shirley Thompson was the first woman in 40 years to compose and conduct a symphony and her beautiful works encompass many media from orchestral to ballet and opera. Often her Caribbean background and activist world view inform her wonderful writing. Issie Barratt composes and conducts mainly in the Jazz idiom with far reaching themes as well. She is co-founder of the National Youth Jazz Collective and received the Parliamentary Award for Jazz in 2014. Debbie Golt is well respected in the African and wider music business and consults for organisations and bands (including Caroline Trettine and Erna Chimu) as well as being a trainer and board member of Women's Radio Group.
BASCA is presenting an event considering the role of Female Composers with a well chosen panel and a fantastic concert on October 24th at Kings Place as part of the Equator Festival World of Women series. See the post further down this page for full details. BASCA is the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and currently women, including a good smattering of WiMUK members, are very well represented on most of the Executive Committees. The CEO Vick Bain is also a woman,
The Outerglobe goes out weekly on Resonance 104.4fm on Mondays at 5pm with a repeat on Fridays at 2am. Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture throughout the diaspora as her starting point and includes incisive, informative and entertaining interviews with movers and shakers across all arts genres and marvellous music. With Debbie Golt's passion for promoting women in music, female artists figure highly in the shows as the normal thing as much as being searched for. The Outerglobe is also on Mixcloud for listen again