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Es lässt sich nicht verleugnen, dass das Musikbusiness immer noch eine Männer dominierte Branche ist. Wenn man sich die Line-Ups der Clubs ansieht, sind unter den Bookings weit mehr Männer als Frauen vertreteten. Frauen hinter Mischpulten und Produzentinnen sind rar und doch hat sich in den letzten Jahren vor allem in Berlin einiges geändert…

Das 1998 ins Leben gerufene interationale Netzwerk female:pressure versucht “die Existenz und das Schaffen der Künstlerinnen” in der Elektro-Szene weiter zu etablieren. Mit einem weitreichenden Netzwerk aus “DJs, Musikerinnen, Komponistinnen, Produzentinnen, bildende Künstlerinnen, Journalistinnen, Forscherinnen und Vermittlerinnen” schafft female:pressure eine Plattform, auf der meist weibliche DJs sich weiter vernetzen und untereinander kommunizieren können. Denn laut den Zahlen von female:pressure lagen die Bookings von Frauen hinter DJ Pulten 2014 in der Elektroszene bei gerade einmal 9 Prozent:

clubs – survey period 2014, Credit: female:pressure

Laut DJ «Electric Indigo», die Gründerin von «female pressure», sei der Anteil an Musikproduzentinnen in den vergangenen Jahren aber stark gestiegen.

Die DJs Ena Lind und Zoe Rasch haben 2013 Mint, eine Plattform für Frauen im Elektromusik Business, gegründet, um die Sichtbarkeit von weiblichen Acts zu verbessern, denn Frauen sind “nicht untätiger, sondern ihre Aktivitäten werden weniger wahrgenommen oder einfach auch vergessen.”

Zu ihrer Plattform gehört auch eine Booking Agency, die  weibliche DJs managed und als Acts weitervermittelt.

Diese Netzwerke fördern die Medienpräsenz und Bookingraten. Man kann also hoffen, dass sich die 9 Prozent in den nächsten Jahren weitaus vergrößern. Denn gute Musik ist immer unabhängig von Alter, Geschlecht und Herkunft zu betrachten.

Flyer der Mint Partys in Berlin. Credit: Goodyn Green, Mint Berlin

Diese Events am Wochenende und in der kommenden Woche sollte man auf keinen Fall verpassen! Denn hier legen auch weibliche DJs auf:

Mobilee Back to Back Tour 2017: Berlin

Klubnacht

Beste Modus Meets Slapfunk

Rec Room with Raggs, Regent Street & Chix

Für alle Neugierigen haben wir hier noch zwei Listings von weiblichen DJs:

11 weibliche Berliner DJs

10 Berlin-Based femals Djs

Reinschauen lohnt sich!

 

 

Theresa Hünerbein

(Written on March 24, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, arts organisations commit to address their gender imbalances, Humber Bridge becomes sound installation for Hull 2017, and the Canadian International Organ Competition’s 2016 festival will take place in October. Also, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new guest conductors.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts organisations pledge to address gender imbalances

A number of performing arts companies have committed to address their gender imbalances. The Royal Opera House and Mahogany Opera Group were among those to participate in Tonic’s Advance programme.

Humber Bridge to become sound installation for Hull 2017

A new commission from Opera North will turn the Humber Bridge into a sound installation for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Ten Worlds upon Humber Bridge will mix music by artists Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset with recordings of the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, and field recordings made at the bridge itself.

CIOC Festival 2016

The Canadian International Organ Competition’s 2016 festival will take place 2-30 October. The event will celebrate a variety of Montreal pipe organs through concert broadcasts, guided tours of churches and historical organs, an event for children, and a film screening.

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton classical audiences treated to South American music

The Edmonton Accordion Society held their annual three-day Extravaganza. The University of Alberta presented a recital of contemporary Brazilian music at Convocation Hall.

BBC News

Sydney Opera House: How to fix an Australian icon

No other piece of architecture epitomises Australia so well. Now plans have been unveiled for its largest renovations ever, begging the question: how do you upgrade one of the most iconic structures in the world?

The Korea Times

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new guest conductors

The new members are Thierry Fischer, principal guest conductor, and Markus Stenz, conductor-in-residence, who will begin their terms in January next year on a three-year contract.

Broadwayworld

Italian Maestro Ludovico Einaudi Tours his Latest Album ELEMENTS this February

Chart-topping Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi returns to Australia with his band in February 2017 to tour his highly anticipated release Elements.

klassik.com

Dirigent Johannes Braun mit Ernst-von-Schuch-Preis ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Johannes Braun hat den Ernst-von-Schuch-Preis erhalten. Die Auszeichnung wurde in diesem Jahr zum dritten Mal verliehen und ist mit 2.000 Euro dotiert.

Klassik heute

Internationaler Meisterkurs für Gesang mit Graham Johnson

Der renommierte britische Pianist und Liedbegleiter Graham Johnson ist erstmals zu Gast an der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin und gibt ab dem 4. Oktober einen fünftägigen öffentlichen Meisterkurs.

RBB Kulturradio

Bund fördert Sanierung von Orgeln

National bedeutsame Orgeln sollen mit fünf Millionen aus zusätzlichen Bundesmitteln saniert und modernisiert werden.

Twitter

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg Try songs on the harpsichord, viola and cello

klassik.com @klassikcom Robert--Preis der Stadt Zwickau für Heinz

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung Kleiner für und

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Arve Henriksen and Jan Bang in a recording session at Opera North. Photo credit: Danny Payne

(Written on September 26, 2016 )

The Piano Showcase: Die türkische Komponistin und Pianistin AyseDeniz Gokcin präsentiert am 30. Juni 2016 in Berlins neuer Event-Location silent green Kulturquartier Teile ihres aktuellen Albums „Nirvana Project“ sowie weitere Klassik-Rock Mashups.

Virtuoses klassisches Tastenspiel verschmolzen mit Motiven aus dem Progressiven Rock, gewürzt mit elektronischen Beats – dafür steht AyseDeniz Gokcin. Gerade mit dem Donizetti Classical Music Award als „Pianistin des Jahres“ ausgezeichnet, sorgt ihr aktuelles Album „Nirvana Project“ sowohl in der Klassik-Szene als auch unter Rockfans für Aufsehen.

Das Album erreichte die UK Top 10 Classical Charts auf iTunes und wurde in der Presse bereits hochgelobt. Den offiziellen Teaser zu „Nirvana Project“ können Sie hier sehen.

Photo credit: Nicholas Koon

Photo credit: Nicholas Koon

Das silent green Kulturquartier Berlin ist ein neuer unabhängiger Veranstaltungsort im Wedding, in dem zahlreiche kulturelle Projekte und kreative Experimente eine einzigartige Heimat gefunden haben. Die Kuppelhalle ist prädestiniert für die Veranstaltung von Konzerten, die sich vor allem als unplugged-Formate mit der atmosphärischen Intimität des Raumes zu einem akustisch-visuellen Erlebnis verbinden.

AyseDeniz Gokcin —The Piano Showcase

30. Juni 2016 20.00 Uhr, Einlass ab 19.30 Uhr

silent green Kulturquartier Berlin, Gerichtstraße 35

Reservierungen unter anna.v@wildkatpr.com, Online-Tickets über Eventim, Abendkasse 12 Euro

Mehr Informationen finden Sie auf AyseDeniz’ Website oder unter ihrem Facebook oder Twitter Account.

(Written on June 8, 2016 )

Tête à Tête have once again teamed up with the Royal College of Music to present an evening of mini-operas. The next generation of composers and singers have worked closely with Tête à Tête to produce and perform works inspired by Crime & Punishment. This year marks 150 years since Dostoyevsky’s novel was first published, so this is the perfect time to use the story for inspiration.

The programme is as follows:

Stream of Consciousness, Sea of Blood
Benjamien Lycke (music) / Mien Bogaert (words)
As he makes the most difficult decision of his life, the President looks to Dostoevsky for inspiration.

76 Days
Kenichi Ikuno Sekiguchi (music and words)
The gripping story of a real-life kidnapping

Bel and the Dragon
Alex Paxton (music and words)

A vivid retelling of an extraordinary story from the Apocrypha

The Two Sisters
Algirdas Kraunaitis (music) / Grace Lee-Khoo (words)
The quirkily gruesome Scottish folk-tale retold

Der Eisenhut
Amy Bryce (music) / Roland Bryce (words)
A tale of revenge in post-war Germany

Killer Graphics
Sam Hall (music) / Darren Rapier (words)
Reality is blurred between video games and real life.

Composers Algirdas Kraunaitis and Amy Bryce were on Resonance FM’s The Opera Hour yesterday afternoon. Have a listen here to get a gory insight into these two unique mini-operas.

Crime & Punishment is going to be performed tonight and tomorrow (20 and 21 May) in the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music. Tickets can be purchased for £8 but hurry up as there’s not many left!

wildkat-pr-crimeandpunishment

Don’t worry if you can’t make it, as Tête à Tête will be streaming the operas on their website on 21st May 2016.

Keep up to date with news from Tête à Tête by visiting their website, Twitter and Facebook. Also keep checking the WildKat PR website too!

(Written on May 20, 2016 )

Classical News

Guardian

Women composers: genius is gender blind – and so should we be

Classical music’s past might be dominated by men, but we can ensure its future isn’t. I’m delighted to be part of Radio 3’s International Women’s Day celebrations

Independent

Simon Rattle: Maestro with the magic touch

Wherever he has worked, the star conductor has changed the city’s cultural scene. Now he finally returns to Britain

Classical Music Magazine

Cheltenham Music Festival announces 2015 programme with 22 premieres

Cheltenham Music Festival (30 June-11 July) has announced a star-studded programme for 2015, with Sarah Connolly, Edward Gardner and the CBSO, Alina Ibragimova and choral superstar Eric Whitacre all appearing at the festival, as well as award-winning pop singer Laura Mvula.

BBC Music Magazine

Winners of Royal Opera House Fanfare competition announced

12 young composers’ compositions to be performed and recorded by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House\

Sinfini

Musical celebrations for IWD 2015

The achievements of women in music were brought to the fore this weekend as the UK geared up to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on Sunday 8 March.

Die Welt

Macht Event, macht noch mehr Event

In Hamburg wurde jetzt im Großmarkt ein neuer Veranstaltungsort eingeweiht. Er ist Konzerthalle, Sportarena und Musicalspielort.

crescendo

Vokalensembles mit frischen Sound gesucht

Klangkünstler und Vokalartisten aufgepasst: Im Rahmen ihres bundesweiten Wettbewerbs zeichnet die HypoVereinsbank 2015 wieder herausragende Vokalensembles aller Stilrichtungen der deutschsprachigen A-cappella-Szene aus.

pizzicato

Österreichische Bundestheater in ihrer Existenz bedroht

Die österreichischen Bundestheater (Wiener Staats- und Volksoper, Burgtheater) befinden sich laut Günter Rhomberg, dem interimistischen Geschäftsführer der Holding, in einer « existenzbedrohenden Lage ».

KulturPort.De

6. Festliche Operngala erzielt 165.000 Euro Erlös

Mit rund 165.000 Euro erzielte die Festliche Operngala, die am gestrigen Samstagabend zum 6. Mal im Opernhaus Düsseldorf stattfand, ihren bisher höchsten Erlös für die Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung.

neue musikzeitung

Singen als Schlüssel zum Erfolg – Deutschlernen mit Hilfe von Musik

Die deutsche Sprache ist der Schlüssel für die Integration von Ausländern. Stupides Vokabellernen oder Grammatik büffeln ist für Kinder jedoch wenig reizvoll. Ein Projekt in Bayern vermittelt die Sprache mit Hilfe der Musik.

The New York Times

Virtual Reality’s Potential Displayed at Game Developers Conference

For game designers, virtual reality became a real business last week when the virtual reality equivalent of Apple’s app store for iPhones and iPads opened its digital doors.

Twitter

Classicalite @Classicalite: AACM Celebrates and Reflects on 50 Years of Jazz Devotion and Servitude + More! – http://eepurl.com/bgkX_P 

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Karriere-News: Marc Adam (Oper de Nice) http://klassik.com/?3qWk5  #Kulturmanagement

KlassikInfo.de @Klassikinfo: München hätte bei der Planung eines neuen Konzertsaals die Chance für einen großen städteplanerischen Wurf http://www.klassikinfo.de/Konzertsaal-bei-den-Pinakothek.2380.0.html …

(Written on March 9, 2015 )

Venue and Arts hub Trinity Buoy Wharf is hosting a collaborative exhibition called ‘Synthesis’ which will take place tonight, the 13th February. It will be a mixed-media exhibition including pieces by Boy George. Better known as a DJ and international musician, Boy George will be showcasing his other creative talents as part of ‘Synthesis’ which is taking place in the Electrician’s Shop Gallery.

When speaking about the passion he has for his screen prints and photography, Boy George said: “photography is a way of capturing the past and the moment and redesigning it. I like the Hollywood approach to glamour. The camera tells great big lies and I love to make people look how they dream themselves to be”

There are 12 other artists taking part including John Humphreys, a sculptor who has studied with the Royal Academy and has shown work around the globe bringing a twist of vision and a fresh approach to his practice, a much respected artist who is always forward thinking.

The exhibition is a free event and is on tonight between 6.30pm – 9.30pm at Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JY.

To find out more about Trinity Buoy Wharf and their events take a look at their website, or you can follow Trinity Buoy Wharf on Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on February 13, 2014 )

Daisy Evans

Opera Director – Silent Opera

Jude Christian

Theatre Director

Dominic Dorin

Film Director – I Owe Youth

Last night’s Noted event hosted by WildKat PR and Sane & Able took an informative and engaging look at the world of Directing, with three professionals from the industry. These speakers included Daisy Evans – Opera Director at Silent Opera – Jude Christian – Freelance Theatre Director who has worked for the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company and the National Theatre Studio – and Dominic Dorin – Film Director at I Owe Youth.

Discussion at the event was inspiring and helpful to people of a variety of professions that are linked into this area of the industry, ranging from those interested in Directing, to trained or aspiring actors/actresses, film producers and much more. The speakers described their differing beginnings in studying, experience and directing, and how they got to the level of success that they have reached at this stage of their careers. Daisy Evans of Silent Opera trained at the Royal Academy of Music as a singer but soon realised that she wanted to become a director, Dominic Dorin on I Owe Youth came from a background in design and found his way into film through a sound design internship and a directorship in fashion, and freelance director Jude Christian studied English at university where she started directing and then followed up this interest with a directing course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

When asked about financing their dreams and ambitions, the topic of sponsorship was raised along with some helpful ‘dos and don’ts’. Daisy suggested that the Arts Council should not be the first go to for launching a business or production, funds such as sponsorship and bursarys can be imperative for realising directing dreams and generating the finance necessary create a successful production. Jude made the important point that: “when asking people for money, be specific about what it is for”, as you are not likely to be sponsored without having made your creative aims and budget clear. Daisy added that it is important not to “think about sponsorship as money” and instead consider what resources might be useful to you such as the hiring of stage equipment or batteries. Dominic described how using creative ideas and presenting them practically can help the sponsorship process: “To help get sponsors we create beautiful story boards to help us get people on the same page visually”. It’s industry savvy thinking such as this that has aided all three of these young and successful professionals.

How do you as a Director encourage everyone involved to give their interpretation, but also retain the authority to make the final decisions? Ultimately, it seems that the actor/actress has the last say in what happens on ‘the night’ of a production in both theatre and opera as Jude pointed out in an amused tone. She made the quite practical point that as a Director you need to make it your business to get all those involved in a production on board with your aims and vision. However there is a manner in which to do this which is loaded with respect, patience and understanding amongst your ultimate authority. Dominic described how: “When you’re on set the director’s decision should be respected, but the director shouldn’t abuse that position.” The speakers agreed that is important to be authoritative, but ultimately you have to earn the respect and trust of those you are working with and the company at large.

One answer that is only born from a career of learning from success and mistakes is to the question: ‘If you could go back in time. What advice would you give yourself?’ Interestingly a variety of answers arose. A good piece of advice for those still studying came from Dominic who said that he would tell himself: “not to waste time. While you’re at uni, do as much as possible and start making decisions.” Where attitude and approach is concerned Daisy described how pacing yourself is important – be driven but try not to do everything all at once. Jude mentioned how a calm approach helps: “When I came to London I just said yes to everything. I’d definitely tell my past-self to chill out.”

The evening was not just an informative success due to the talk and excellent speakers, but the WildKat PR and Sane & Able offices were a buzz with enthusiastic arts and business individuals who have a passion for the industry and a hunger to learn more.

Take at look at our next event ‘Building your App’ on Wednesday 26th February. The Noted March event on Successful Social Media has also been announced on Eventbrite.

Check out Noted via Twitter or Facebook for more quotes from the speakers and information about the event.

Check back soon for a video blog from last night’s guests!

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(Written on January 23, 2014 )

Buffalo News

Gerard Catalano: everybody knows some classical music

Why do we say we do not know classical music when it is everywhere in movies, television shows and commercials?

Global News

Katy Perry applauds Chinese orchestra’s version of ‘Roar’

Pop superstar Katy Perry was brought to tears Saturday by a unique rendition of her smash hit “Roar.”

GMA News

Italian violinist strikes a chord with street kids

A leading Italian violinist has swapped gilded concert halls for audiences of street children around the world, using music therapy to help those less fortunate

The Telegraph

Why opera directors must stop patronising people

Rupert Christiansen hopes that financial constraints might herald the end of directors who want to shock rather than entertain

Gramophone

The Menuhin Competition returns to London in 2016

Just five weeks ahead of the 2014 Menuhin Competition – the world’s most prestigious competition for violinists, taking place this year in Austin, Texas – plans were announced last night for the 2016 event, marking the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin’s birth

The Guardian

Arts head: Mark Tinkler, English Pocket Opera Company

The artistic director on opera as a learning tool and why schools, not hubs, need to be the main deliverer of music education

Classic FM Online

How I Wrote… Breaking Bad — Ozymandias – Sung Jin Hong

You know you’re addicted to Breaking Bad when you’re compelled to write an opera about it

Die Welt

Abbados Mozart-Orchester steht vor dem Aus

Der Traum des Star-Dirigenten ist zu Ende: Wegen finanzieller Schwierigkeiten und der Dauer-Krankheit des Dirigenten und Gründers musste das Orchestra Mozart “vorläufig” seine Aktivitäten einstellen

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

(Written on January 15, 2014 )

In London on Wednesday 5th February at Nils Frahm‘s private launch Party for his book SHEETS, which is published by Manners McDade, one lucky winner of an exciting competition will have the opportunity to perform one of his pieces from the book live at the party.

The entry requirements are simply for candidates to be available to play in London on the evening of the Wednesday 5th of February 2014, and to answer the following questions:

How old you were you when you first started playing the piano?
Can you remember where you were when you first heard Nils’s music?
Which is your favourite track of his?

Answers must be sent to info@mannersmcdade.co.uk by Tuesday 14th January.

The winner get to perform at the party on a beautiful grand piano.

For any further information, contact Nils Frahm’s publisher via Twitter @mannersmcdade, and you can also follow Nils’s Facebook and Twitter page for updates.

Get entering and good luck!

(Written on January 10, 2014 )

The Telegraph

The glories of Nazism and meaning what you sing

Someone asked a while ago on this blog whether it made a difference to a performer if he or she ‘believed’ the words they were singing. It is a fascinating question and the issues are complex.

Lost Edward Elgar manuscript found in council building

An Edward Elgar manuscript that dates back almost 90 years has been found in a ‘dusty’ folder in a council building.

The Independent 

Music to snooze by for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The plans for the river pageant are an embarrassment

LA Times 

Caracas diary: A sweet Mahler’s Fourth and Dudamel-mania

What doesn’t kill you will make you fat, the Venezuelans are said to joke.

The Guardian 

Preston prepares for its unique Guild

2012 is Guild year with a series of events planned to mark the rare event

Gramophone 

Bruckner’s Ninth gains a finale in Berlin

Rattle premieres the latest edition of Bruckner’s unfinished symphony

NY Times 

Mahler Is O.K., but Gustavo, He’s Amazing

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/arts/music/gustavo-dudamel-and-los-angeles-philharmonic-hailed-in-caracas.html?ref=music

(Written on February 15, 2012 )