I am a naaaaaaaasty woman

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Here is a quick note to say that I am beyond proud and honored to count so many women as my friends and colleagues. Unfortunately I did not march (it was audition weekend, but then I ended up catching a cold that left me bedridden), but man, what a day.

My composer friend Marie Incontrera probably expressed my sentiment best:

 

I am not marching today. I am not protesting today. My entire existence, for the next four years, is resistance. My art, my survival.

Amen sister.

(More on this later, once I’ve finished my next piece.)

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Composer FAIL #98

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Here is a submission into the Composer FAIL category where I’m not sure if this is a FAIL or WIN, so I’ll let you guys decide.

Dulciana Vocal Ensemble had a Call for Scores.

“Emerging female composers are invited to submit works for unaccompanied upper voices for inclusion in Dulciana Vocal Ensemble’s second ♀concert. Selected works will be performed alongside pieces by Estonian composer Galina Grigorjeva, and recordings will be provided to the composers. Successful pieces will show a good understanding of writing for the idiom, and display an original, creative compositional voice.”

So I submitted Prisoner of Conscience.

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Since this was a call for female composer scores, I went with a pseudonym that was equally fantastic and amazing as Captain Hammer.

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Soap Opera Dispenser Scrapbook

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In my spare time (or what I perceive as spare time), I sometimes create little works of sound art. If you are wondering why I don’t blog as much, it’s because I’m freaking out at the last minute about faulty speaker situations and realizing that RadioShack, the supposed bastion of everything electronics does not have the wireless MP3 players you were looking for.

ANYWAY.

“Soap Opera Dispenser” was part of the show Aural Latrinalia: The Bathroom Show, which had its opening reception from 6–8 p.m. on September 24 at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery. The work was installed at the 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati and will remain there for approximately 6 weeks.

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Here I am installing the work.

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My good friend Liz Remizowski came with me to the opening. (Oh yeah, she also took these pictures.)

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And then we had drinks afterward.

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For more pictures of the event, click here. Now, back to work.