Sounding the Feminists Announces Public Meeting on 7 June
Sounding the Feminists has announced the details of its next public meeting, taking place on 7 June at IMRO in Dublin.
STF is a collective of composers, musicians and others working in the music industry in Ireland that advocates for equality, diversity and fair representation of female artists. Its first public meeting was held on 13 September 2017. Read our report of the meeting here.
Since then, Sounding the Feminists has announced partnerships with organisations such as Irish National Opera, the Music Department of Maynooth University, RTÉ ConTempo Quartet and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. A new five-year initiative with the NCH was announced on International Women’s Day this year, and will feature three strands: performance of chamber work by female composers, a commissioning scheme, and a new programme strand at the NCH.
For more on the upcoming public meeting, see here.
FairPlé in Cork
In related news, Karen Casey of the FairPlé group, which focusses on gender equality within Irish traditional and folk music, will speak at the Right Here Right Now festival at the Cork Opera House on 3 June.
FairPlé was established in February 2018 and hosted an event in Liberty Hall in May including panel discussions and performances. Visit www.corkoperahouse.ie for further details on Right Here Right Now.
Published on 22 May 2018