"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
This is a delightful and informative piece featuring female musicians onthe London Improv Scene who talk about what improvising is to them, how they began and their careers and lives in London - really refreshing piece of writing. Thanks to Women in Music UK member Alison Blunt who tweeted this and drew our attention to it recently. Good to see her included alongside others like Caroline Kraabel (who played at the Chard Festival of Women in Music some years back ), Sylvia Hallett, Maggie Nicols and Kay Grant. The initial information was drawn from entries in the British Music Collection site. Thanks to Julie Kjaer of Sound and Music for this piece/exhibition.
Debbie Golt WiM Chair adds that she will put a link up soon to a discussion she led with some other female improvisers that was broadcast on Resonance FM a few years ago to mark International Women's Day . It's an important area of music to fully explore and one where women are quite prominent these days.
Do encourage others to read this blog. And do add your what's on info to www.womeninmusic.org.uk - swift turnaround for entries usually.