Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism 2014

Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism 2014


15, 16 & 17 October 2014

By Cathy Lane, Angus Carlyle and Holly Ingleton

At London College of Communication

What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound?

Sound::Gender:: Feminism::Activism 2014 (SGFA14) queried the place and performance of activism within discourses and practices of sound arts, sound-based arts and experimental musics that are engaged with gender, feminist and queer politics.

This two-day symposium incorporated presentations, performances and screenings from academics, musicians, artists and performers selected through a peer-review process, each taking a different approach to the question:

What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound?

 Our invited keynotes were Tara Rodgers (USA) - author of Pink Noises - and Maggie Nicols (UK) – musician, improviser, vocalist, activist.

Our presenters were: Alison Ballance, Anja Kanngieser, Ann Antidote, Anna Benedikt, Anna Raimondo, Annie Goh, Christopher DeLaurenti, Claudia Wegener, Elin Øyen Vister, Emma Lilwall, Evan Ifekoya, FYTA & Sofia Apostolidou, Franziska Rauh, Freya Johnson Ross, INVASORIX, Iris Garrelfs, Kerstin Schroedinger, Lucia Farinati & Claudia Firth, Mark Harris, Mindy Abovitz, Mitra Kaboli, Philip Cornett, Rebecca E Davies, V.A Phoenix, Victoria Gray and Virginia Kennard & Emi Pogoni.


Workshop with Maggie Nicols - 15th October 2014

Maggie Nicols ran a special SGFA2014 workshop from 2-5pm on Wednesday 15th October exploring vocal improvisation. The workshop participants also performed with Maggie as part of SGFA2014 on Thursday, October 16th.


The presentations were recoded and can be watched on our Vimeo Channel, plus video and audio works can be found on the Her Noise website.

A vimeo video still showing a woman speaking into a microphone and 8 people seated behind her. The text reads "Keynote | Maggie Nichols | SGFA 2014 from CRiSAP"