Deeds Not Words - Scordatura Women’s Music Collective - 24 November, London

Louise Farrenc: Nonet in E flat Major Op. 38
Elizabeth Maconchy: String Quartet No 13 Quartetto Corto
Florence Price: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Amy Bryce: This is the House That Man Built (world premier)

To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act and the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, Scordatura Women’s Music Collective presents a programme of music by women on the theme of protest and resistance. The concert features Amy Bryce’s setting of Suffragette prison testimonies, as well as Louise Farrenc’s Nonet, the piece she used to force the Paris Conservatoire to grant her equal pay.

Scordatura Women’s Music Collective is a mixed chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music written by women, to supporting and performing current composers and, through outreach work, to inspiring the next generation of women to compose.

For more details see https://scordaturawmc.com

St George's Church, Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury WC1A 2SA

Tickets £12/£6

7.30 pm

International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference and call for papers

7-8 March 2019 (International Women’s Day 2019)

Senate House, London, with evening events taking place at Club Inégales, London.

Proposal Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018

Musical leadership remains ones of the most male-dominated musical areas. As late as 2013, female conductors achieved a significant first, when Marin Alsop became the first woman to direct the Last Night of the Proms. Although female composers, songwriters, and performers have attracted significant scholarly attention, the issue of women’s musical leadership remains intriguingly under researched. This conference – timed to coincide with International Women’s Day 2019 – seeks both to redress this by focusing upon the participation of women in musical leadership (understood in the broadest possible sense) and to promote academic-practitioner dialogue.

In addition to a keynote address by leading practitioner Jenni Roditi, the conference will also feature a roundtable debate, and two evening performances at London’s Club Inégales. Club Inégales have, since 2011, presented some 100 gigs with artists from around world music-traditions collaborating with resident band Notes Inégales, who draw players from across genres. The first evening will be hosted by club director and composer Peter Wiegold, who usually uses a mixture of score, conduction, and improvisation. This evening, along with working with new scores by female composers, former Academy Inégales female graduates will be invited to lead the band. The second evening performance will be from Tic, Roditi’s professional improvisers’ choir, led by Roditi.

More details here: http://fass.open.ac.uk/iwmlc

Deeds Not Words - Scordatura Women’s Music Collective - 17 November, Oxford

Louise Farrenc: Nonet in E flat Major Op. 38
Elizabeth Maconchy: String Quartet No 13 Quartetto Corto
Florence Price: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Amy Bryce: This is the House That Man Built (world premier)

To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act and the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, Scordatura Women’s Music Collective presents a programme of music by women on the theme of protest and resistance. The concert features the world premiere of Amy Bryce’s setting of Suffragette prison testimonies, as well as Louise Farrenc’s Nonet, the piece she used to force the Paris Conservatoire to grant her equal pay.

Scordatura Women’s Music Collective is a mixed chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music written by women, to supporting and performing current composers and, through outreach work, to inspiring the next generation of women to compose.

For more details see https://scordaturawmc.com

SJE Arts, 109a Iffley Road, Oxford. OX4 1EH

7.30 pm

Tickets £12/£6



Premiere of Jean Hasse’s 'without you' for soprano, clarinet, percussion on 12th November, Bristol

Sounds Moving in Time and Space

Gemini Ensemble:
Sarah Leonard soprano
Ian Mitchell clarinet
Joby Burgess percussion

Monday 12 November 2018 7.30pm
plus composers talking 6.45pm
St. Paul’s Church, Clifton, BRISTOL BS8 1LP
Tickets £10 (£8)

“Gemini, virtuosic and thrilling as ever...” – Gramophone

Programme:

• Jonathan Palmer “The Starlight Night”
Text by Gerard Manley Hopkins.(2008)
• Peter Nickol “These Waves Hitting Me”.
Text by Robert Hamberger.
• James D’Angelo Two songs on poems by Walt Whitman.
• Frank Harvey Iconoclasm for soprano & vibraphone.
• Jolyon Laycock “Stars Moving Westward in a Winter Garden” for coloratura soprano, clarinet and percussion.
Text by Julia Copus.
• David Greenhorne “…in the company of wolves” for clarinet, percussion and female narrator. Words by Angela Carter.
• Jean Hasse "without you" for soprano, clarinet and percussion
• Sulyen Caradon “Nowhere”; text Alan Hodge;
“Copse”; text Robert Graves.
• Geoffrey Poole “On Thin Ice” For Soprano, Bass Clarinet and Percussion. Text by the composer using Eskimo vocabulary


Salon Without Boundaries - First live event - Wednesday 14th November 2018 - 1901 Arts Club, London

Salon Without Boundaries is an initiative set up by a pair of old friends: Dr Briony Cox-Williams, pianist, researcher and postgraduate tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, and Pierrette Thomet, mezzo, artist and founder/director of WAM-Weather Art and Music. We want to look back on the thriving and culturally extremely important phenomenon of the 19th-century salon, which gave women a platform to contribute the fruits of their creativity to a culture that denied them a public voice. And we want to re-imagine the salon for our digital times by using the opportunities offered by online platforms and streaming to reach across the globe to women creators. We are particularly interested in reaching across disciplines, so our very first live salon is called 'Mapping the Boundaries - Women, Creativity and the Natural World', and it's taking place in London at the 1901ArtsClub near Waterloo station, on 14th November. We'll have a talk about Maria Merian, 17th-century artist, entomologist and explorer, music by Fanny Hensel (our Salon patron) and Pauline v. Decker, poetry by Elizabeth Lewis Williams reflecting on scientific engagement with Antarctica, and settings of Elizabeth's poetry by Jenni Pinnock. Plus discussion and of course, in true Salon fashion, food and drink.

Doors open at 6pm, and we start at 7pm. Join us for all of it or a bit of it. Tickets are available at http://www.1901artsclub.com/ and include food and a drink of your choice.

We are delighted to be able to acknowledge the generous support of the Royal Academy of Music and the Arts Council, enabling us to go ahead and make our dream a reality. Now all we need is an audience to come and enjoy themselves. Having bent many conference attendees' ears about this and got so much encouragement from you all, we would love to be able to welcome you to the very first Salon Without Boundaries! Please also feel free to share this through your networks. The more the merrier and the better the conversation.

http://www.1901artsclub.com/14-nov-2018-mapping-boundaries---women-creativity-and-the-natural-world8203.html

https://www.salonwithoutboundaries.com/  

@SalonRebooted


New call for music festivals to play more works by female composers

This is what I have been talking about today at the sound Festival in Aberdeen, which is featuring 50 women composers. It was a powerful moment and there was a very constructive discussion with our audience. Many thanks to Sound Scotland for providing me with the opportunity to raise these issues.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17010567.new-call-for-music-festivals-to-play-more-works-by-female-composers/

Lucy Hollingworth