Book Launch and Symposium 2022
The Body in Sound, Music and Performance, and Writing on Sound14th October 2022
This one day symposium, (supported by UK Sound Studies Network) launches the book, The Body in Sound, Music and Performance edited by Dr Linda O' Keeffe and Prof. Isabel Nogueira. The focus of this event is to explore writing as a practitioner. The day will include: a workshop on writing, a talk on how to get published, a keynote on sonic migrations, and a panel on writing as a form of practice. The day will conclude with a short discussion from a selection of contributors to the book, and the book editors.
To book tickets to the workshop and symposium, and to see the days schedule, click on link belowEvent details
If you would like to purchase the book, click on the cover image below
Album Launch and Interview with ArtistsSeptember 2021
Following from the collaborative project between WISWOS and TingShuo HEARSAY we are delighted to announce the launch of the album Elastic Parallels. Each artist pairing worked together to create a single audio track for the album, a combination of acoustic and electronic music, vocals, storytelling, and the combining of different aural and sonic cultural soundings.
We are delighted to present three interviews with each artist group, talking about their collaborative experiences, undertaken by the composer and sound artist Chloe Knibbs.
Link to Album Link to Interviews
Project curated by:
Women in Sound Women on Sound (WISWOS) & Ting Shuo Hear Say.
Sponsored by Connections Through Culture grant of the British Council and National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan.
Interviews edited by Chloe Knibbs.
© Album Art; Yu-Ting Yen, Easily Forgotten Pleasure #5, 2021
© Sponsor Logos, 2021
Brazil Events 2018
Simpósio Gênero, Corpo e Som / Gender, Body and Sound Symposium
Esse simpósio é parte de uma colaboração em processo entre a rede Women In Sound Women On Sound (WISWOS) e o Grupo de Estudos de Gênero, Corpo e Música da UFRGS. Convidamos artistas, músicos/musicistas, pesquisador@s, alun@s e qualquer um@ que tenha interesse em se juntar a esse diálogo de culturas, práticas e experiências sonoras.
This symposium is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Women In Sound Women On Sound Network (WISWOS) and the Group of Studies on Gender, Body and Music at UFRGS. We invite artists, musicians / musicians, researchers, students and anyone interested in joining this dialogue of cultures, practices and sound experiences.
5th and 6th September 2018, Porto Alegre
Some photos of the event are at our images page.
© Poster Image; Bê Smidt, Gender, Body and Sound Symposium in Porto Alegre, 2018
London Events 2018
Celebrating Women in Sound
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, in the centenary year of UK women aged 30 and over in the UK gaining the vote, the Unit for Sound Practice Research at Goldsmiths, University of London and Women in Sound Women on Sound (WISWOS) are launching Celebrating Women in Sound, a day of sound-related activities featuring the work of female-identifying artists at Goldsmiths University. The purpose of International Women’s Day is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women; perhaps more importantly, the day is a call to action to change the shape of society and to push for gender parity in all areas.
Thursday 8th March, 1:30pm - 9pm
In January of 2018 we instigated a call for works for our concert event Celebrating Women in Sound, the selected artist would be the feature of our Listening Concert in the Great Hall at Goldsmiths University on the 8th March between 8-9pm. Our selected artist is Sisters Akoustmatica. Information on this performance collective can be found here in our news page.
We received over 140 submissions of work from women around the globe and felt that we needed to showcase a sample of this work. We have created a listening space of works which were selected because our reviewers felt were Highly Commended or merited a Special Mention. Information about these artists can be found here, including links to their websites and/or work.
For the Celebrating women in sound event we have created a temporary listening station which will run for one week following the 8th of March event. To listen to this work please click here.
Further information about the event is at https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/.
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 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.
“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 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
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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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.
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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