Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic

Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic

Symposium, Talk, Film screening, Performance

3 - 5 May 2012

Lead by Cathy LaneAngus CarlyleHolly Ingleton and Irene Revell

Tate Modern

A collaboration between CRiSAP and Electra


This series of events investigated feminist discourses in sound and music through a programme of talks, performances, discussions and film screening. It also marked the donation of the Her Noise Archive to the University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections housed at London College of Communication, and was realised as a collaboration between CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice), Electra and Tate.

The Voice Is A Language

Curated film programme and performances

4 May 2012, 7pm

This performance and screening programme orbits the legacy of avant-garde pioneer Meredith Monk. Featuring work by artists Sophie Macpherson, James Richards, Cara Tolmie and Sue Tompkins and rarely seen films by Monk - curated by Isla Leaver-Yap.

Her Noise Symposium: Feminisms and the Sonic


5 May 2012, 11am - 5.50pm

Exploring and developing emergent feminist discourses in sound and music, whilst challenging standard readings and approaches to feminisms and the sonic, this symposium brings together contributions by musicians, artists, academics and writers, including Ute Meta Bauer, Sonia Boyce, Georgina Born, Viv Corringham, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Lina Dzuverovic, Catherine Grant, Emma Hedditch, Anne Karpf, Cathy Lane, Anne Hilde Neset, Maggie Nichols, Nina Power, Tara Rodgers, Salomé Voegelin.

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The symposium was audio recorded by Tate, listen to the symposium presentations online at https://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/audio/her-noise-symposium-audio-recordings


"By having this symposium, Tate Modern recognises these boundary-breaking and anti-establishment artists and frames them within the art institution" - The F Word: Contemporary UK Feminism 


Image credits

Jan Herman
Vivace and Dolosoro Something Else Press Yearbook 1974
© Jan Herman

Pauline Oliveros with accordion
© Pieter Kers

Meredith Monk
16 Millimeter Earrings 1966
© Courtesy: Meredith Monk / the House Foundation for the Arts



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