Author: Amruta Vidwans

Celebrating the 1st Anniversary of WiMT Newsletter

Article by Amruta Vidwans Jun 23, 2017 When we started Women in Music Tech in Spring 2016, among our objectives was to keep motivating women to join Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, in particular music technology. One way to do that was: 1) to give updates of activities happening within Georgia Tech and…
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An Interview with Yuxi (Annie) Zhang

Interview by Amruta Vidwans, Léa Ikkache, and Anna Xambó Mar 13, 2017 A few words about Yuxi (Annie) Zhang: Yuxi (Annie) Zhang is a Software Engineer at Pandora and a Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT) alum. She specializes in software programming, robotic musicianship, machine learning, optimization, digital signal processing and violin. Annie Zhang…
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Women in Clouds: Three ‘Ambient’ Musicians Discuss Their Art and Careers – Pink Noises

This article presents the work and practice of three ambient music artists: Julianna Barwick, Mary Lattimore and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Read more here

Women of Distinction honored at Leadership Conference – Georgia Tech Daily Digest

The 2017 Women of Distinction Award presents women who show outstanding leadership at Georgia Tech. The winners were announced at the Women’s Leadership Conference on April 1 at the Academy of Medicine: Errika Mallett, ENW & Associates; Léa Ikkache; Raksha Muthukuma; Jillann Hertel; and Dr. Rebecca Burnett. Read more here

This 82-year-old Japanese woman makes dumplings by day and DJs the red light district by night – Factmag.com

Sumiko Iwamuro is an extraordinary 82-year-old Japanese woman, who started DJing at 70 years old, and combines this passion with dumpling-maker ina a family restaurant. Her sessions as DJ Sumirock at the DecaBarZ nightclub in Tokyo combine techno music with jazz, French chanson and classical music. Read more here

Sexism In Jazz: Being Agents Of Change – Huffingtonpost.com

This article discusses the still presence of sexism in jazz, and reflects on how everyone involved in the jazz ecosystem can become an agent of change. Read more here

Female Electronica//Indie Rock//Hip Hop #10 Playlist – Mixcloud.com

A playlist of female musicians and composers of mixed styles ranging from electronica, to indie and psychedelic, to hip hop. More info here

Women of Robotics – Georgia Tech Daily Digest

Ten Georgia Tech women in robotics are highlighted in this article, in a field that is moving slowly towards parity: Kalesha Bullard, Sonia Chernova, Vivian Chu, Brittney English, Karen Feigh, Tesca Fitzgerald, Ayanna Howard, Karen Liu, María Santos, and Britney Schmidt. Read more here

Reading list: Women Authors on Sound and Music – Women in Sound / Women on Sound

Open reading list that aims at collecting and making visible relevant women in the fields of sound and music led by the Women in Sound / Women on Sound organization. Read more here

European University Cyprus Residency for electronic music artists to spend one month in Nicosia, Cyprus – University Cyprus

Call from the European University Cyprus Residency for 12 residencies for electronic musicians in July of 2017, 2018, and 2019. Suggested topics include: new media in public spaces, museums and streets. Cyprus-specific or site-specific works are welcome. Deadline: May 1, 2017 Read more here