Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism 2014

Symposium and Workshop

October 15, 16 & 17 2014

Cathy Lane, Angus Carlyle and Holly Ingleton

London College of Communication

What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound?

Sound::Gender:: Feminism::Activism 2014 (SGFA14) queried the place and performance of activism within discourses and practices of sound arts, sound-based arts and experimental musics that are engaged with gender, feminist and queer politics.

This two-day symposium incorporated presentations, performances and screenings from academics, musicians, artists and performers selected through a peer-review process, each taking a different approach to the question:

What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound?

 Our invited keynotes were Tara Rodgers (USA) - author of Pink Noises - and Maggie Nicols (UK) – musician, improviser, vocalist, activist.

Our presenters were: Alison Ballance, Anja Kanngieser, Ann Antidote, Anna Benedikt, Anna Raimondo, Annie Goh, Christopher DeLaurenti, Claudia Wegener, Elin Øyen Vister, Emma Lilwall, Evan Ifekoya, FYTA & Sofia Apostolidou, Franziska Rauh, Freya Johnson Ross, INVASORIX, Iris Garrelfs, Kerstin Schroedinger, Lucia Farinati & Claudia Firth, Mark Harris, Mindy Abovitz, Mitra Kaboli, Philip Cornett, Rebecca E Davies, V.A Phoenix, Victoria Gray and Virginia Kennard & Emi Pogoni.


Workshop with Maggie Nicols - 15th October 2014

Maggie Nicols ran a special SGFA2014 workshop from 2-5pm on Wednesday 15th October exploring vocal improvisation. The workshop participants also performed with Maggie as part of SGFA2014 on Thursday, October 16th.

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