London Events 2017

Beginners Live Sound Workshops

FREE! Supported by the Women in Sound/Women on Sound Network and The Goldsmiths Annual Fund

Goldsmiths University of London, Richard Hoggart Building, Room 167

Tuesday 13th June, 6pm and 8pm

These entry level live sound workshops will focus on the basics of live sound engineering. Each workshop will cover setting up, running sound, troubleshooting, and packing down after a gig and will feature a live band to work with. This workshop is useful for artists looking to develop both their technical understanding and confidence during a soundcheck, and also for anyone interested in getting into sound engineering. The overall aim is to get all those participating to the level where they could happily run sound for their own DIY gig.

They will be run by artists, producers and sound engineers Francine Perry and Naomi Jackson, founder of the OMNII Collective. Francine is a producer and electronic composer currently working at Goldsmiths Music Studios, as well as freelance from her home studio. Naomi is a studio manager, live sound engineer and freelance sound designer, currently working out of Dalston Studios and her home studio.

This workshop is free and open to all, currently in education or not. We’re keen to encourage the participation of generally under-represented groups in this area, and to foster balanced participation 50% of places will be prioritised for those participants who identify as female, non-binary or gender non-conforming.

Spaces are limited so please register in advance. Email events@wiswos.com if you’d like to sign up, specifying if you’d like to be in the 6pm or 8pm group (or if you have no preference), and with the subject title WISWOS LIVE SOUND REGISTRATION. If you would like one of the places reserved for those who identify as female, non-binary or gender non-conforming, please indicate this in your email.


Artist Talk with Liz Helman

FREE! Goldsmiths University of London, Richard Hoggart Building, Room 167

Thursday 15th June, 5-6.30 PM

Liz Helman is a London-based multi-disciplinary artist working across time-based media, including sound, photography and video. As a self-taught composer, she manipulates her own recorded and found sound, constructing atmospheric sound pieces, that explore the psychological and emotional attachment to place and dwelling. Journeying between recollection and reality, swopping super8 for mobile phone, fragmenting and layering image and sound phone, fragmenting and layering image and sound to consider the experience of dislocation and displacement.

In this talk Liz Helman presents examples of her creative practice, and discusses the themes explored therein. It is free and open to all, and the talk will be followed by a drinks reception.

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“Designing sensor-based interactions with machine learning” with Rebecca Fiebrink

FREE! Workshop supported by the Women in Sound/Women on Sound Network and The Goldsmiths Annual Fund

Tuesday 27 June – 5-6.30 PM

Goldsmiths University of London, Richard Hoggart Building, Room 167

Come learn how to create live interactions between simple off-the-shelf sensors, sound, and image. We’ll use the Wekinator tool for interactive machine learning, which has been used by thousands of students across the world to create new interactions without programming. No programming or machine learning experience needed.

This workshop is free and open to all, currently in education or not. We’re keen to encourage the participation of generally under-represented groups in this area, and to foster balanced participation 50% of places will be prioritised for those participants those who identify as female, non-binary or gender non-conforming. Spaces are limited so please register in advance. Email events@wiswos.com if you’d like to sign up, please use the subject title MACHINE LEARNING REGISTRATION. If you would like one of the places reserved for those who identify as female, non-binary or gender non-conforming, please indicate this in your email.


Previous London Events

London Events Archive

15 March 2017 – Guest Speaker Ain Bailey

9 March 2017 – Guest Speaker Hannah Jones

1 Dec 2016 – Social with Marlo DeLara screening and discussing her film ‘An International Call and Response: Ladyz in Noyz’

16 June 2016 – S.E.E Sound Education Experience Symposium

De Lara WISWOS archive    Jones WISWOS archive    Bailey WISWOS archive

De-Lara-WISWOS Jones-WISWOS Bailey-WISWOS


Lancaster Symposium 2016

Educating Girls in Sound 2016

The Educating Girls in Sound event took place on the 22nd of April at the Peter Scot Gallery in Lancaster University. The day included a workshop organised for teenage girls from the Lakes Schools area in Lancashire, their school teachers, and a selection of female sonic artists. The workshop involved them constructing an oscillator and performing with it.

In the early morning there was a discussion presented by Liz Dobson and Anna Xambó, which explored gender participation in a number of sonic art fields including the development of their own research projects.

The afternoon discussions involved all participants, including the teenagers and their teenagers, exploring two questions related to female participation in the sonic arts.

The evening concluded with a fantastic concert of works, information of performances and performers available in the proceedings above. The day also included the presentation of a number of sonic art works curated in the Peter Scot Gallery.

Download the WISWOS forum 2016 proceedings. We hope that through the dissemination of the ideas, concepts, challenges and approaches to gender inclusion in the sonic arts that we might begin to move forward and reverse the gender exclusion in the sonic arts.

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WISWOS 2016 Poster


Lancaster Symposium 2015

On October 13th of 2015 over 60 people attended the first Women in Sound Women on Sound event, a symposium held at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts.

WISWOS hosted art works from national and international sound and audio visual artists, and presented a diverse range of paper presentations from a variety of artists, researchers, performers, producers, programmers, engineers, acousticians and theorists. The subjects on the day ranged from the slave labour of women working in developing countries in the production of music technology to exploring the importance of silence within radio plays, the gradual exclusion of women from the fields of music and sonic arts, and the impact this has on the education of young girls, to women in live coding from the UK to Mexico. Each paper offering exploring in some way the visibility of women in the field of sound whether through highlighting their own and others practices, or the role of women in general.

Download the programme or the proceedings info for 2015

As a result of the interest and potential impact of the WISWOS symposium, we received funding to host another event next year, which will take place around June 2016. Details of this event will be made public in early January.

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WISWOS 2015 Poster