Monday Link Round Up: July 1, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: July 1, 2019

News and music to start your week! Jessica Duchen of The JC has the story of Erika Fox, a composer born in Vienna in 1936 who now at age 82 is celebrating the release of the first album of her compositions. The CD features chamber pieces spanning a 25-year period (1980-2005). Says Fox: “I’ve got a CD out and that’s jolly good! I’m very glad that women are being allowed to be human. It makes a nice change.”  More about the CD (and listen to excerpts). The call for equality is getting some attention in the UK where more than…

Monday Link Round Up: August 13, 2018

News and music to start your week! Hugely important piece by composer and musician Elizabeth Baker at New Music Box. In part: The problem continues when organizations promote “diversity initiatives” using only images of cisgender white women. What these actions and inactions tell women who look like me—women of color, and individuals for whom I am an ally, including non-binary and queer women—is that our voices and, more poignantly, our faces are not welcome in this conversation. Personally, it has the effect of taking my agency as a woman away from me. When people mention the breakthroughs of women composers, I…

Monday Link Round Up: July 23, 2018

News and music to start your week! Pianist and musicologist Samantha Ege writes at Sound Studies blog — Sounding Out! — about her recent performance at the Australian Gender Diversity in Making Music conference – where she (most probably) gave the Australian premiere of music by Florence Price.  This is a “must read” about the ways in which the best of intentions of a conference can be quickly derailed by an incident of conference planning that reinforces the inherent nature of privilege. In their continued collaboration with New Music Box, composer & IAWM President Carrie Leigh Page and composer Dana…

Monday Link Round Up: December 5, 2016

News to start your week! On December 1 the Met Opera performed  L’Amour de Loin by Kaija Saariaho.  This historic Met premiere marked only the second time a work by a woman composer has been heard at the institution – the last being over a century ago.  Many great stories and conversations have already come out of this event, and I’m sure there are more to come!  Here are some highlights. David Patrick Stearns has a review on WQXR. New Music Box has a profile of Saariaho’s career that led to having her work heard in one of the greatest opera venues in…