Rewriting British Music History: Women Composers Edit-a-Thon 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm on 21/04/2018

Join Sound and Music, the national charity for new music, at this free edit-a-thon event, shining a light on the varied and brilliant women composers in the British Music Collection – the UK’s national archive for new music – as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The British Music Collection is a constantly growing resource, but still not representative of UK society, and this needs to change. Come and join us, chat and make new friends, celebrate women composers who should be featured and help us (at least partially) set the world to rights.

The afternoon will include an introductory talk by Sophie Fuller, author of the acclaimed ‘The Pandora Guide to Women Composers’ Britain and the United States, 1629-present’ As well as women’s musical creativity, her research interests include many different aspects of music, gender and sexuality but focus in particular on musical life in late 19th- and 20th-century Britain.

You will have access to the British Music Collection’s rare composer files (including press cuttings, programme notes, correspondence, photos and more) fresh from the archive which we will use to create new composer profiles and add more information to the British Music Collection website in a relaxed environment with the opportunity to discuss your findings with other attendees and playback excerpts of music. Free drinks, snacks and new music. No prior knowledge or experience necessary.

Please indicate on the Eventbrite page whether you are able to bring your own laptop.

The event will be facilitated by Samara Jancovich and Angharad Cooper from Sound and Music.