Listening Beyond: A soundwalk of women in contemporary electroacoustic music

Listening Beyond: A soundwalk of women in contemporary electroacoustic music

A live talk with Diana Salazar, London-based Electroacoustic composer and Director of Programmes at the Royal College of Music

This talk will explore my own practice as a woman composer and educator working with technology. Through this lens, I will discuss how my practice has been shaped by a range of women composers and sound artists who are exploring new sonic terrain in contemporary electroacoustic music. Finally, I’ll look at the ways in which this community of practitioners can pave the way for the next generation of woman composers.

Diana Salazar is a Scottish born and London-based composer and sound artist. Her compositions explore cinematic sound spaces using layered sonic gestures, textures, and movement. She also creates work for instruments and electronics, music and interactive dance, and laptop improvisation. Her compositions are performed regularly both nationally and internationally, and many have been recognised in international competitions. Her work has been published on the Elektramusic, Studio PANaroma, SCRIME, Discparc, MisoMusic and Drift Station labels. She has been a composer-in-residence at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS), Sweden; the Destellos Institute, Argentina; Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI), Texas; and Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida. A passionate music educator, she is Director of Programmes at the Royal College of Music where she leads on programme delivery, curriculum development and digital learning.

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