:::::::::::: Ekho :::::::::::: Women in Sonic Art

Celebrating the Work of Women within Sonic Art: an expanding archive promoting equality in the sonic field

Category: Gendered Sound

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS *

Calling for submission of work from female Sonic Artists for a paper entitled ‘Ekho :: Toward a Repetitive Sounding of Difference’. The paper will be analysing Echo as an original sound, combining Sound Studies and Feminist theories. All works will be included in the archive alongside an artist profile.

We are particularly interested in hearing from artists working in areas of drone, deep listening, minimalism, field recording, sound spatialisation and noise – but welcome any submissions. Supporting statements are encouraged discussing the ways in which your work, or your identity as a female Sonic Artist, responds to the themes of Echo / Subversive Difference / Difference and Repetition.

Please see below or email for further details.

DEADLINE :: 23rd Oct [/Submissions before this date are appreciated]

Submissions and questions to :: ekhofemalesound@hotmail.co.uk
Ekho Submissions

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CTM Festival – Sound, Gender, Technology

Sound, Gender, Technology  CTM Festival 01/02/14 Berlin

‘Where to’ with Cyberfeminism? : Dis Continuity

Lectures and panel discussion: Sadie Plant, Marie Thompson, Fender Schrade, Susanne Kirchmayr, Moderation: Annie Goh

‘…Taking root from an abstract ontological level, in which binary categories of sex and gender have long been refuted (biologically as well as culturally), the panel aims to assess the interactions between sound, gender and technology from various philosophical and artistic positions. The widely discussed “cyberfeminism” borne in the early 1990s questioned the perpetuation of technology as male-dominated domain, whilst also inciting digital culture as an ideal flourishing ground for subversive strategies. Though the relationship of this purported digital utopia never largely or explicitly addressed sound, it shares dimensions in its affective power as well as non-linear, decentralized and un-hierarchical characteristics.

Approximately two decades since cyberfeminism boomed – how can we assess the cyberfeminist dream of the subversive potentialities within technology in the current status quo? How does an inquiry into the nature of sound tally to the broader aims of cyberfeminism? Does a gendered understanding of technology and sound technologies help the dismantling of the structures that form sound, gender, and technology today, or does it perpetuate these? Referring to both levels of feminist activism and feminist theory outlined above, as well as the dual tendencies within cybernetics towards order and chaos at the core of cyberfeminism – what can be identified as continuity and discontinuity in the structures of sound, gender and technology?’ CTM

Sexing Sound: Symposium & Exhibition

Sexing Sound: Music Cultures, Audio Practices, and Contemporary Art & Sexing Sound: Aural Archives and Feminist Scores at CUNY Center for the Humanities, New York Feb/March 2014.

Annea Lockwood

“Pop and rock music has long been an important forum for experimentation with gendered performance, audience identification, and different models of authorship and collaboration. What happens, we ask, when the complex affective and social dynamics of popular music cultures are put into a dialogue with more rarified notions of audio cultures or sound art? Taking the issue of sexual difference and sexuality as its central concern, this symposium brings together an international group of artists, writers, educators and curators to address the gendered complexes of “music cultures,” “audio practices,” and where these two realms intersect in contemporary art. Presentation topics include the feminist sound archive Her Noise, women in early punk, the voice, and the soundscape.” read more via CUNY website

Sexing Sound

CLICK TO WATCH FULL SYMPOSIUM ARCHIVED HERE

[Political Provocation and Agency: Jamaican Sound, Punk, and Pussy Riot] [Sonic Practices Between Performance and Installation] [Turntablism: Feminist Collaboration & Authorship] [Women’s Work, Feminist Archives & the Gendered Voice]