Her Noise Symposium

Jan Herman, 'Vivace and Dolosoro Something Else Press Yearbook', 1974.

TVL artists Cara Tolmie and Sue Tompkins will be taking part in the Her Noise Symposium, Saturday 5 May 2012. The symposium will explore and develop emergent feminist discourses in sound and music, and its participants include musicians, artists, academics and writers to offer divergent readings and approaches to feminisms and the sonic. The programme is as follows:

Session 1: Situating Her Noise
Ute Meta Bauer, Lina Dzuverovic, Cathy Lane and Salomé Voegelin (Chair)
The panel will situate the Her Noise project within wider discourses of feminism and sound practices.

Session 2: Affinities, Networks and Heroines
Sonia Boyce, Emma Hedditch, Catherine Grant and Georgina Born (Chair)
A series of contributions exploring feminist genealogies and histories from a number of perspectives, including DIY approaches to music making and distribution.

Session 3: Vocal Folds
Viv Corringham, Anne Karpf, Maggie Nichols, Cara Tolmie, Sue Tompkins
Reflections from musicians and artists who use their voice as a key medium in their practices. Introduced by sociologist and writer Anne Karpf.

Session 4: Dissonant Futures
Kaffe Matthews, Nina Power, Tara Rodgers and Anne Hilde Neset (Chair)
A panel exploring women’s varied uses and abuses of technology.

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