As Women in Music UK member , Issie Barratt says: "Nice wee article about the three pieces Laura Jurd, Emily Saunders and I have written as part of BASCA's Kings Place's WoW gig 24th October 2015 (Mine's dedicated to JT and Ray Warleigh) Great that Jessy McCabe can be part of the panel"
WiM UK members Jenni Rodditi, (founder member) Nicola Lefanu and (fellow founder member) Shirley Tompson are amongst the wonderful composers who have pieces in this very welcome concert and event presented by BASCA as part of the Equator Festival Women of the World (founded by another WiM UK member - Pritti Paintal) at Kings Place, London
The BASCA event is in the What's On section of Women in Music UK's website. Why not add your own event featuring women music creators ? It's very easy and additions are promptly added on www.womeninmusic.org.uk
Tickets are still available via www.basca.org.uk/basca-events/equator-festival-women-of-the-world/
PROGRAMME FOR 24th OCTOBER
DEBATE - 2.30pm – 3.15pm - The role and profile of female composers chaired by BASCA CEO Vick Bain with:
Jessy McCabe – student who is currently petitioning for more women to be represented in A-level music exams
Issie Barratt- composer and Chair of BASCA's Jazz Executive Committee
Shirley Thompson- composer and BASCA Classical Executive Committee Member
CONCERT, 3.20pm – 5pm (with interval)
Issie Barratt A shared matter of confluence
Mira Calix The More That You Appear
Laura Jurd Awakening
Nicola LeFanu Sea Sketches Emily Saunders Mashup2 Dr Shirley J. Thompson Sunbeam Child Jenni Roditi Geo Muso!
Nicola Lefanu and Jenni Roditi are also members of BASCA's Classical Executive Committee. In fact BASCA headed up by CEO Vick Bain (female) have a significant number of women on their committees and Women in Music UK are proud of our members' contributions to this vital associations for Songwriters and Composers (one and the same thing really! Creators of music!)