tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:/posts Women in Music UK Blog 2018-11-11T19:50:54Z WiM tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1342869 2018-11-11T19:50:53Z 2018-11-11T19:50:54Z 21st London New Wind Festival Brand New Music for Winds Friday November 16th, London

21st London New Wind Festival Brand New Music for Winds
Friday November 16th 7.30pm
Regent Hall, Salvation Army
275 Oxford St, London W1C 2DJ

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1342868 2018-11-11T19:40:36Z 2018-11-11T19:40:37Z 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


• 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


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1340086 2018-11-04T20:06:37Z 2018-11-04T20:06:37Z Women Composers in the 2018 British Composer Awards Nominations

Ten women composers are among the 36 nominees for this year's British Composer Awards.


They are Judith Weir, Roxanna Panufnik, Dee Isaacs, Cassie Kinoshi, Charlotte Bray, Rebecca Saunders, Laura Bowler, Emily Peasgood, Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian and Lucy Pankhurst. Congratulations all.

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1340081 2018-11-04T19:53:10Z 2018-11-04T19:53:10Z 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.




tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1336646 2018-10-27T21:44:34Z 2018-10-31T09:23:48Z 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.


Lucy Hollingworth

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1336643 2018-10-27T21:35:16Z 2018-10-27T21:35:16Z Scordatura Women's Music Collective lunchtime concert, 31 October, St Matthew's Westminster

Wednesday 31st October
St Matthew’s Westminster, 20 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 2BU
Free entry

Music by Boulanger, Musgrave and Hensel


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1336209 2018-10-26T10:26:22Z 2018-10-26T13:32:26Z Women in Music AGM
The AGM of Women in Music will be held on 26th November, near to Waterloo Station, London.  Please note that the AGM will be on the second floor of the building, up several flights of stairs. 
Arrival 10.45 for 11am start. 
12.30 finish. 
Coffee and Tea will be available. 
Please RSVP to info@womeninmusic.org.uk putting Women in Music AGM in the Subject line. 

Nominations for Trustee posts need to be received by 12th November 2018.

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1335218 2018-10-23T12:32:48Z 2018-10-23T12:32:49Z 20th Anniversary London Improvisers Orchestra

The London Improvisers Orchestra will be celebrating their twentieth anniversary at Cafe Oto, London, 1, 2 and 3 December, with a group bringing back some of the local and international musical greats who have played with the orchestra over these 20 years, such as Susan Alcorn, Hyelim Kim, Julie Kjaer, Louis Moholo, Maggie Nicols, Annie Whitehead and Jason Yarde.

Twentieth Anniversary London Improvisers Orchestra is supported using public funds by Arts Council England, and by PRS Foundation's Open Fund for Organisations and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia,

London Improvisers Orchestra
tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1335217 2018-10-23T12:28:16Z 2018-10-23T12:28:16Z Congratulations to ARQ on winning the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
'On Tuesday night at the Pizza Express Live, ARQ were announced as the winners of the Jazz Ensemble of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018. Given that the other shortlisted bands were Dinosaur, Ezra Collective and Beats & Pieces Big band, all wonderful groups, we were in total shock. Alison was actually the bassist in the house band for the event and was playing the walk-up music for the winner when she realised she had won. She had to finish playing the piece, put down her bass and then walk up to collect the award…'
Alison Rayner is also nominated for Bass Player of the Year.
More info here Blow The Fuse · Jazz Music

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1334605 2018-10-21T13:55:40Z 2018-10-21T13:55:40Z Lambeth Wind Orchestra
A message from John Holland
I have been working with Lambeth Wind Orchestra on a unique programme called ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier’, helping to broaden the appeal of music by women via the medium of the wind orchestra, one of the most accessible varieties of community ensemble. Several pieces have not been performed in the UK before, so we are proud to be presenting the UK premieres of ‘The Duxbury Fanfare’ (1997) by Dr Lauren Bernofsky (USA) and ‘Me Disagrees’ (2013) by Catherine Likhuta (Australia), along with fresh, bespoke transcriptions of historical orchestral repertoire by Louise Farrenc (‘Second Overture’, 1834), Dame Ethel Smyth (‘The Wreckers’ (Overture), 1906) and Lili Boulanger’s ‘D’un matin de printemps’ (1918) in the centenary year of her death.


The band is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year; back in 2010, it gave the premiere of its first commission by a female composer, Elizabeth Winters (winner of a British Composer Award, 2009) – we are giving a repeat performance as part of this concert (‘Playing With Destiny’) and she will be joining us, which we are very excited about. (The band also commissioned a piece from Lucy Pankhurst, which we premiered in 2016). The concert has also received support from the Ambache Charitable Trust, which you will hopefully be aware of, in pursuit of our goal in reaching the widest audience we can in appreciation of historical women composers.


You can find out more about the concert here: https://www.facebook.com/events/964106457097247/ and, for the first time, we are holding a pre-concert talk from 6.30pm, which is free to attend with a concert ticket; this will explore the historical and social contexts behind the music and allow an open discussion about women composers from across the centuries.

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1333955 2018-10-19T19:31:23Z 2018-10-19T19:31:23Z Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future - A Barbican Library Exhibition

A musical and social survey of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100 years, and of the talented upcoming generation who herald an exciting new era.

The exhibition pays particular attention to instrumentalists. While many vocalists such as Ella, Billie, Nina and Cleo are household names, many star players and pioneers have been sadly neglected and deserve to be rediscovered. The exhibition also highlights how 20th century social and political change has played a significant role in women’s growing involvement in jazz. 

Drawing on the rich resources of the National Jazz Archive the exhibition includes photos, posters, journals, video and memorabilia.


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1333952 2018-10-19T19:24:48Z 2018-10-19T19:24:48Z Are you a record label, venue, club, artist or other music organisation? Meet HLF and ACE, Tuesday 23rd October, London

Are you a record label, venue, club, artist or other music organisation with a story to tell, a legacy to preserve, or a catalogue that needs re-igniting? Do you have audiences to build?

Come meet funders Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund on Tuesday 23rd October at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA for a night of information, inspiration and motivation that will help you decide whether we are the right funders for you!

The evening includes an opportunity to pitch your idea to our panel for the chance of a prize up to £500!

Doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.  Ends: 21:00

To book a place, email selina.papa@hlf.org.uk with your:



Contact email:

Note: This event will not be relevant for individual musicians or artists seeking grants for their creative work.  Please see Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants for alternative funding options.


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1333611 2018-10-18T20:30:37Z 2018-10-18T20:30:37Z Ethel Smyth at Southwark Cathedral - London Oriana Choir - 3 November 2018


·       Concert at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 3rd, November

·       Pre-concert talk by Dr Christopher Wiley from the University of Surrey on the extraordinary life of Dame Ethel Smyth

·       Continues the choir’s commitment to championing the work of women composers under its five15 initiative


For its first concert of the 2018/19 season, the London Oriana Choir is pairing two major choral works written more than a hundred and fifty years apart under compellingly different circumstances, the Magnificat by J S Bach and Mass in D by Ethel Smyth.

First performed in Leipzig in 1733, the Magnificat in D is one of Bach's most popular vocal works, written when the composer was Kantor at the Thomasshule in the city. On the other hand, Ethel Smyth had to contend with opposition from her father to pursue a career in music, ultimately becoming a prolific composer, writing chamber music, choral works and opera, as well as orchestral, piano and vocal pieces.

Born in Kent in 1858, Ethel Smyth was a remarkable woman who lived a rich and varied life in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. She also spent time in Leipzig, studying at the University where she met Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, and Grieg. She lived through some of the most turbulent times with regards to women’s rights and was herself a leading suffragette, giving up music for two years to devote herself to the cause. She was the first woman to have an opera performed at Covent Garden in 1902 and at the New York Met in 1903 – it was more than another 100 years before other female composers could claim this honour. In recognition of her work as a composer and writer, Smyth was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1922, becoming the first female composer to be awarded a damehood.

“By performing the rarely-heard Ethel Smyth Mass alongside the Bach Magnificat, we are continuing our commitment to bringing the work of women composers to a wider audience as part of our five15 initiative”, said Dominic Ellis-Peckham, musical director of the London Oriana Choir. “It is a beautiful and sensitive setting of the Mass text, while at the same time full of energetic writing. We are very thrilled to be giving a prominent spotlight marvellous piece and hope that our continued and passionate attention to the work of women composers results in equality for all composers, regardless of gender.”

The concert will take place at Southwark Cathedral at 7.30pm on Saturday 3rd November, together with the Meridian Sinfonia. There is also a pre-concert talk from 6.45pm to 7pm on the extraordinary life of Ethel Smyth by the renowned expert Dr Christopher Wiley from the University of Surrey. Tickets are available from www.londonoriana.com

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1333570 2018-10-18T14:43:02Z 2018-10-18T14:43:02Z Opportunity for orchestral works composers ... via competition ... to compose for the LSO

Here's an excellent opportunity for orchestral works composers - of which there are many fine women! Look at the links below quickly as applications close at the end of the month. 

"Could you compose a piece for one of the world's leading symphony orchestras? Applications for the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme are now open, and we're recruiting from a wide range of musical backgrounds. Find out more and apply below.

The London Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2019/20 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme

Here is the link to the full article with guidelines and datelines!  


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1333559 2018-10-18T13:40:29Z 2018-10-18T13:40:29Z Just quickly ....The date for Rosemary Duxbury's London event has changed.

Just a quick Note - we publicised that WiM Member Rosemary Duxbury has a piece in a lovely concert in London but the date is now changed to November 8th! All the other details are the same

SO see http://www.rosemaryduxbury.com/ for full details of this and other upcoming delights.  We have edited the original post in this blog as well so do look there for further details too!

Are you a woman who composes? Or are you playing a concert with women composers' works featured? 

Do let us know! email chair @ womeninmusic.org.uk so we can include it in this blog - with tailored details as you see! 

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1332361 2018-10-14T19:50:34Z 2018-10-14T19:50:35Z sound festival Aberdeen features works by over 50 female composers

The festival runs from 24 October – 4 November and features 40 concerts in 19 venues across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire with exhibitions, workshops and other events complementing live performances.

Among the 50 female composers featured in the 2018 festival are Diana Burrell, whose 70th birthday on 25 October is marked by a special concert, and Sally Beamish whose new work for 6 violas will have its World Premiere in a concert which also features Garth Knox’s Ockeghem Fantasy.

Other female composers premiering work at the festival include Anna Appleby, Deirdre McKay, Pippa Murphy and Diana Salazar. Meanwhile, A trio from sound’s associate ensemble, Red Note, will premiere five new works for flute, viola and cello by Scottish-based women composers Lisa Robertson, Aileen Sweeney, Electra Perivolaris, Lucy Hollingworth, and Sarah Rimkus, (27 October) developed during a residential weekend which will take place in Aberdeenshire this month.

Icebreaker: System Restart (2 November) will include works by Anna Meredith, Jobina Elizabeth Kelly, Kerry Andrew, Linda Buckley and Kate Moore. This concert will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

Complementing the live performances of work by female composers will be a discussion on Saturday 27 October.  50:50 Equal opportunities for composers will be led by Lucy Hollingworth.

More about the sound festival here:


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1331563 2018-10-12T15:10:41Z 2018-10-18T13:29:48Z Performance of Rosemary Duxbury's 'without words without silence' piano solo piece in London & Coventry edited!

Performance of Rosemary Duxbury’s ‘without words, without silence’ for piano solo.

Julian Hellaby, piano recital
Thursday 8th November   NOTE CHANGED DATE
                                 1.15 pm St Pancras Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA (opposite Euston Station) 
Saturday 10th November 1 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry. 
Free admission.

'without words, without silence’ is an 8 minute piano solo composed by Rosemary Duxbury. The title is from a zen koan, chosen after the music was composed. 

Rosemary writes: “There are certain occasions when we may experience a communication happening on another level, where we can discover that which is beyond words, beyond even the silence, and we are touched by a deeper language - that of the heart - where we can find our own truth. The intention of this piano piece is to invite the listener to enter into a still place within, where one’s own unique understanding may be realised, in a place ‘without words, without silence’."

Concert pianist Julian Hellaby will also play Bach Preludes & Fugues in F major and B-flat minor (Book 1), Preludes and Fugues in C-sharp major and B minor (Book 2), Beethoven sonata in F op.10/2, and Liszt Polonaise no.2 in E.

“The music is both of its time and ahead of it: it is a bringing of spirit to matter in the medium of sound  
that touches the highest levels of lightness and grace.” 
Jay Ramsay. CADUCEUS Magazine 

"The music combined an ethereal quality with enormous breadth, so that the effect was of a potent lightness,
calling to my mind at least a sense of mystic journey and resolution."
Jane Pearson writing for 'Women in Music Now'

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1329002 2018-10-04T18:55:02Z 2018-10-04T18:55:03Z Errollyn Wallen Cello Concerto tomorrow 5 October 2018, 5.30 pm, Goldsmiths, London

Students on the Goldsmiths BMus Music will perform the Errollyn Wallen Cello Concerto, with Matt Sharp as soloist. More details here



tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1328309 2018-10-02T20:42:10Z 2018-10-02T20:42:11Z BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Power List 2018: Women in Music

A celebration of women who influence the music industries in many different ways. Who got onto the list and why? There is more detail here:


and one of the judges, classical music journalist Jessica Duchen, writes about the list and her experience of judging the entries here:


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1324512 2018-09-22T21:10:42Z 2018-09-22T21:10:42Z New Release from Gemini includes chamber works by Sadie Harrison, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Helen Roe

New Release - Bass Clarinet and Friends - a miscellany

Repertoire ranges from the romantic Phantasy Quintet for bass clarinet and string quartet by York Bowen to Jonathan Harvey's lively modernist The Riot for flute, bass clarinet and piano via Bill Smith's Jazz Set for two bass clarinets, Dave Smith's Aragonesca (Cuban dances for saxophone, bass clarinet, violin and cello) and chamber works by Sadie Harrison, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Helen Roe, Huw Watkins, John White.

Performers: Gemini (Ian Mitchell bass clarinet, |Ieana Ruhemann flutes, Aleksander Szram piano, Caroline Balding violin, Yuko Inoue viola, Sophie Harris cello)

and Friends: Ruth Ehrlich violin, Mick Foster bass clarinet, Naomi Sullivan saxophones, Alison Wells mezzo-soprano


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1323864 2018-09-21T00:13:16Z 2018-09-21T00:13:16Z Equator women of the world Festival - September and October

The Equator Festival - initiative of Shiva Nova director Priti Paintal goes from strength to strength, having been founded in 2007! Luckily still retaining Arts Council support the Festival once again presents a stunning and original programme in London with two 'all dayers on  September 22nd and October 20th at Kings Place. There are three brilliant  events each day and day passes available, effectively three for the price of two. .


A highlight involving founder Women in Music member Shirley Thompson is called Windrush on September 22nd

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the SS Windrush’s arrival with passengers from the West Indies seeking a new life in Great Britain and planning to help rebuild a broken nation. With instrumental music, spoken word and video, composer/artistic director Shirley J Thompson and guest musicians and composers bring narratives and memories from the Windrush experience.

Also on the 22nd there is Tsungai Tsikirai is an award-winning singer–songwriter and dancer from Zimbabwe, now based in the UK. With her southern African group Flame Lily Arts she brings a vibrant combination of dance and music influenced by the legendary sounds of Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie and Angélique Kidjo.

The October date is equallyimpressive 

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1323814 2018-09-20T22:15:14Z 2018-09-20T22:15:14Z Music for winds by Thea Musgrave and Jennifer Fowler - 21st London New Wind Festival - 9 October


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1320418 2018-09-10T19:05:37Z 2018-09-10T19:05:37Z Diversity Arts Network meeting - Friday Sept 14th Quarterhouse Folkestone

Diversity Arts Network meeting

Diversity and Youth + Arts Council South East's Diversity Strategy + the future of DAN


Friday Sept 14th, Quarterhouse, Folkestone, 1-5.30pm· 


Our next DAN session will be in 3 parts - it is an important session so do please try and attend as your input at this stage would be vital in shaping future strategy around Diversity for the region.  We will be discussing Young people and Diversity and how to involve them in any future diversity developments. The Gulbenkian Theatre and the Quarterhouse will be talking about their recent projects with young people and developments from this.  

Following this Terry Adams, Diversity Officer from Arts Council South East office will be talking about their Diversity Strategy and we will be able to feedback on this and input via email. 

Finally there will be a short session on the future of DAN, how members would like it to develop,  what role and purpose it could have, and which organisations should be involved in leading on this.



1pm - 1.30: Arrival/ Networking

1.30-2.30pm: Young people and Diversity

2.30-3pm: Q&A 

3-3.15pm: Coffee/Tea break

3.15-4pm: Arts Council Diversity Strategy

4-4.30pm: Feedback and Q&A

4.30-5pm: Future and role of DAN discussion

5-5.15 - Summing up

5.15-5.30 Networking


A light lunch/sandwiches will be available from 1pm. 

Spaces are limited so please book early on: 



Further chances to have 1-1 sessions on marketing, funding, and project development from specialist advisors are possible to set-up depending on demand.

Please do email us back on events@equatorfestival.com if you are interested in a 1-1 session. 

We are also inviting artists and young people to talk about their work. 

If you want to speak about your work, or looking for suitable partners please do send us further details.

 Arts and Cultural organisations can lead the way in diversity as an integral part of what they do, the work they programme and the staff they employ so that arts and culture can belong to everyone.


Coming up:     

Equator at the Quarterhouse

Carmen Souza - Cape Verdean songstress with an African and jazz mix

Friday Sept 14th, 7.30pm

( do ask us for discounted tickets esp for DAN members) 

Women of the World at Kings Place London

Sat Sept 22nd and Sat Oct 20th



tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1319041 2018-09-07T11:34:41Z 2018-09-07T11:34:41Z Roxanna Panufnik's Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light premiere at BBC Last Night of the Proms Saturday 8 September 2018

Roxanna Panufnik's BBC Proms commission Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light opens the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday.


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1319037 2018-09-06T16:03:33Z 2018-09-06T16:03:33Z Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo virtutum – In principio omnes BBC Proms tonight Thursday 6 September 22.15
The Tallis Scholars perform Hildergard's Ordo virtutum – In principio omnes in a late night concert of choral music.


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1318697 2018-09-05T19:07:40Z 2018-09-05T19:07:40Z Launch of Yorkshire Sound Women Network C.I.C. takes place on Friday 14 September (book by Friday 7 September)

INVITE: Launch 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 racial inequality.

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.

Please 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!

6pm: Drinks & Launch presentation

7.30pm: Gig – featuring performances by Supriya Nagarajan, Cyanching Wu and DJ Abigail Ward, plus an Open Studio with SONA.

We'd be delighted if you could join us. RSVP to info@yorkshiresoundwomen.com by Friday 7 September, and please let us know if you're able to stay for the gig in the evening. 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

With best wishes

Heidi Johnson

Development Manager

Yorkshire Sound Women Network

3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD

Tel: 01484 473995

Email: info@yorkshiresoundwomen.com / h.johnson@hud.ac.uk

Website: https://yorkshiresoundwomen.com/

Community Interest Company Ltd by Guarantee, registered in England & Wales. Company No: 11360765

tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1317681 2018-09-02T22:32:48Z 2018-09-02T22:32:48Z Chamber music by Lili Boulanger and Nina Šenk - BBC Proms Monday 3 September 1 pm

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.


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1317275 2018-09-01T13:11:21Z 2018-09-01T13:11:21Z All-women composers CD release on NMC label

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 marsyastrio@gmail.com


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1317270 2018-09-01T12:49:48Z 2018-09-01T12:49:48Z Ethel Smyth's Overture 'The Boatswain's Mate' today 1 September 2018 BBC Proms 3 pm

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.


tag:womeninmusicblog.org.uk,2013:Post/1314288 2018-08-28T21:06:58Z 2018-08-28T21:06:58Z Remembering Patricia Adkins Chiti

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 presence, warmth.

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.

Her friend and colleague Silvia Costa (MEP and Chair of the Committee on Culture, Education and Sport at the European Parliament) has written a powerful tribute, Patricia Adkins Chiti: A life for women in music, which is reproduced in Musicwoman. You can read it here


Here also is the Wikipedia link for PAC (as she was affectionately known)


Lucy Hollingworth for WiM