Tag: gender balance

Gender Imbalance and Music Technology

By Mason Bretan About a month ago I was asked to write an article for the WMT newsletter regarding the very broad topic of gender imbalance in music technology. While it is not surprising that a gender imbalance exists given that such gender biases are present in most technological fields, the imbalance is more extreme…
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The top 8 all-female lineups of 2016 – Electronicbeats.net

This article summarizes the top 8 all-female lineups of 2016 across the world. The selected events were held in Australia, England, Germany (4 different events), Mexico, and Spain. Although this approach can be seen as extreme feminism, the authors of the article expect to raise awareness about the general trend of booking a few women…
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Prix Ars Electronica Seeks Female Media Artists! – Ars Electronica

Prix Ars Electronica are concerned with gender equality at both jury and artist levels. This article looks back and reflects on 30 years presenting infographics of all submitted projects and juries dividing the data into male and female participants. Read more here

Awards Expose Music Industry Sexism – The Times

This article talks about the results of a gender-blinded judging process organized by the British Composers Awards, where more female composers than ever were shortlisted. Read more here  

An Interview with Emilia Gomez

Interview by Amruta Vidwans Oct 11, 2016 A few words about Emilia Gomez: Emilia Gomez is an associate professor (Serra-Húnter and ICREA Academia fellow) and Deputy Director of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). She leads the Music Information Research (MIR) lab of the Music Technology Group (MTG). She…
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Potential of Music Tech to Attract More Women

by Vinod Subramanian I believe that the Women in Music Tech initiative has the potential to become a powerful organization that not only helps its own cause but also benefit similar organizations such as women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Music technology is an interdisciplinary field, which involves music theory, music performance, science and…
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Raising her noise: The Voices Absent in New Music – Internationales-MusikInstitut.de

The composer Ashley Fure’s revises the misrepresentation of women in the 70 years of the Darmstadt’s biannual International Summer Course for New Music from archival data. Find out more at http://www.internationales-musikinstitut.de/en/news/blog2016-en/2492-blog-raising-noise.html