STF to take part on Panel in Bochum Concert Hall, Germany

Sounding the Feminists Projects Officer, Ann Cleare, will take part on a panel Fremde/Heimat –Komponieren im Exil (Banned Music) at Bochum Concert Hall, Germany on October 24th.

Fremde/Heimat – Komponieren im Exil can be understood as the music of composers who have been “banned”. The first of these three evenings will discuss a 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?

Co-curated by New Emergences and Bochum Symphony Hall, this panel will involve a rich and wide angle of perspectives. Guided by Lisa Blanning (US/DE) – moderator, writer and editor on music, art and culture, and joined by Patricia Hall (US) – musicologist, researcher, writer, lecturer, general editor of The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship (Oxford University Press, 2017); Ann Cleare (IE) - an Irish composer and Projects Officer with Sounding the Feminists; and Penny Saunders (UK) - artist, researcher, and maker of theatre-sets, puppets and props.

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Amanda Feery