Event [no.14] – Unerhörte Frauen!

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New Emergences opens the season 2018/2019 with Unerhörte Frauen! (Unheard Women), an event produced in collaboration with Bochumer Symphoniker.

Wednesday 24/10/2018, 19:00 CET
Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr – Marienplatz 1, 44787 Bochum, Germany

Erwin Roebroeks – musicologist, writer, researcher and curator – brings together three especially curated discussion-concerts for Bochumer Symphoniker at Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr. The three evenings present different focuses of the main theme of the week, Fremde/Heimat – Komponieren im Exil, which may be understood as the music of composers who have been “banned”. The first of these three evenings will discuss a potent close parallel called Unerhörte Frauen (Unheard Women) whose composed music, adversely affected by power structures of the time, has effectively been excluded, to be rendered invisible, and their names forgotten forever. What does it mean to be “banned” and how is it that our society has been complicit in such controversy?

New Emergences was kindly invited to co-curate/host, and co-produce this event and we are very pleased to be in partnership with Bochumer Symphoniker.

Involving a rich and wide angle of perspectives, the panel this evening will be expertly guided by Lisa Blanning (US/DE) – moderator, writer and editor on music, art and culture. Patricia Hall (US) – musicologist, researcher, writer, editor, and lecturer – has been invited to discuss her role as general editor of The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship (Oxford University Press, 2017), and will be accompanied by Ann Cleare (IE), an Irish composer writing concert music, opera, extended sonic environments, and hybrid instrumental design; and Penny Saunders (UK), artist, researcher, and maker of theatre-sets, puppets and props, in particular with Forkbeard Fantasy.

[More info about the panel below]


Music programme for the evening:
Giulia Bolcato (soprano) and Gianluca Geremia (lute) will perform the following compositions by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini

L’Eraclito Amoroso, cantata, Op. 2 (5’30’’) – B. Strozzi
L’amante segreto, cantata (“Voglio, voglio morire”), Op. 2. (7’50’’) – B. Strozzi
Lagrime mie, Op. 7 (8’50’’) – B. Strozzi
Chi desia di saper (2’30’’) – F. Caccini
Non so se quel sorriso (3’30’’) – F. Caccini


Full programme of the Fremde/Heimat – Komponieren im Exil: 22-28 October

http://www.bochumer-symphoniker.de/konzerte/bosy-fokus/

Full programme of the Gesprächskonzerte:

24/10 Unerhörte Frauen! (unheard/invisible women), 19:00 CET
25/10 Der Nachhall des Gulag (music and sounds from the Gulag), 19:00 CET
26/10 Verfemte Musik in der Gegenwart (outlawed music in the present day), 19:00 CET


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Podcast – Sedje Hémon

Podcast – Sedje Hémon

On April 30 2018, New Emergences was invited by Marianna Maruyama and Andrius Arutiunianto in Stroom – Den Haag for a discussion about Sedje Hémon, a composer/painter from The Hague who left an amazing body of work.

The discussion starts with composer Andrius Arutiunian and artist Marianna Maruyama. They reflect on their research on Hémon and speak about the thinking behind their new pieces. Mariëtte Groot, Fani Konstantinidou, and Anne Wellmer pose critical questions and bring fresh insight to conversation. The discussion is joined by Dimitri van der Werf, who knew Hémon personally, and moderated by Jaïr Tchong.

You can listen to the talk here

Sedje Hémon - Podcast

From left to right: Dimitri van der Werf, Fani Konstantinidou, Andrius Arutiunian, Marianna Maruyama, Jaïr Tchong. Seated: Mariëtte Groot, Anne Wellmer

Event [no.13] – Women in Radio

As part of the Rewire Festival in The Hague, New Emergences is hosting a discussion on Women in Radio.

Sunday, 8 April 2018 at 15:45
Korzo Theater (club)
Prinsestraat 42
2513 CE Den Haag

Host: András Simongáti-Farquhar
Guests: Alec Badenoch, Carolyn Birdsall, Natasha Taylor
Moderator: Josephine Bosma

New Emergences Rewire Festival 2018

Women in Radio
How to shut up and be invisible – and how the difference matters

The invention of radio has been one of the major milestones in history of mass communication, quickly becoming a tool of political action -whether for the purpose of oppression or to liberate unheard voices- connecting oppressed groups living in physically different locations divided by walls and fences. New Emergences, an initiative that serves as a platform to openly discuss issues regarding gender equality in electronic music and sound art, will explore the way radio has represented the female voice, and how as a medium and technology it can be both enabling and restricting.

Alec Badenoch, Professor of Transnational Media at VU Amsterdam and Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University, and Carolyn Birdsall, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at University of Amsterdam will each give a presentation focusing on radio as a platform for networking, empowerment/oppression, in/visibility, intervention, and radio on film.

Following these talks, Natasha Taylor will join them for panel discussion, moderated by Josephine Bosma, where the mentioned issues will be looked at from the perspective of culture and media theory as well as from the perspective of sound and media art.

 

Alec Badenoch

Alec Badenoch

Alec Badenoch is Professor of Transnational Media at the VU Amsterdam,and Assistant Professor in Media and Cultural studies at Utrecht University. His books include Voices in Ruins: West German Radio Across the 1945 Divide (2008) and Airy Curtains in the European Ether: Broadcasting and the Cold War (2013 co-edited with Andreas Fickers and Christian Henrich-Franke), and he coordinates, with Kristin Skoog, of the Women’s Radio in Europe research network (womensradioineurope.org).  His current research explores various international aspects of broadcasting, including transnational networks of women broadcasters.  

 

Carolyn Birdsall

Carolyn Birdsall

Carolyn Birdsall is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her books include Nazi Soundscapes: Sound, Technology and Urban Space in Germany, 1933–1945 (2012), and Sonic Meditations: Body, Sound, Technology (2008, edited with Anthony Enns). She is currently writing about early practices of recording, editing and archiving radio sound; related interests include gendered labour and expertise within broadcast culture at large. 

 

 

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Josephine Bosma

Josephine Bosma is an art historian and theoretician, who started her work in radio making  programmes for the free radio station Patapoe in Amsterdam and for the VPRO. She organised the radio sections at tactic media festivals Next5Minutes 2 and 3 in the end of the 1990s and was involved in the earliest discussions around the development of internet radio.

As part of the Rewire Festival in The Hague, New Emergences is hosting a discussion on Women in Radio.

Sunday, 8 April 2018 at 15:45
Korzo Theater (club)
Prinsestraat 42
2513 CE Den Haag

Host: András Simongáti-Farquhar
Guests: t.b.a.

New Emergences Rewire Festival 2018

The invention of radio has been one of the major milestone in recent history of mass communication, quickly becoming a tool of political action, whether for the purpose of oppression or to liberate unheard voices, to connect oppressed groups living in physically different locations divided by walls, fences. New Emergences, a The Hague-based initiative that serves as a platform to openly discuss issues regarding gender equality in electronic music and sound art, will explore the way radio has represented the female voice, the female experience and the “herstory”.

This talk is part of the Rewire 2018 discourse programme, which can be visited free of charge.