Where is She: Find the Women in Electronic Music Culture

Abtan, Freida. 2016. Where is She: Find the Women in Electronic Music Culture. Contemporary Music Review, 35(1), pp. 53-60. ISSN 0749-4467 [Article]

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The author discusses the visibility and participation of women in electronic music culture. She argues that most electronic music social networks privilege male inclusion and success, and that skills-sharing is an important strategy to encourage women in the field. To seed this discussion, the author examines her own history with reflections on the gender dynamics within electronic music communities outside the academy, and the role that social and technical currencies play within them. She also discusses ‘Ladies Club’, a music distribution project that led to several solo female electronic musicians taking the stage and organising events in Montréal during 2007.

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Editors: Georgina Bourne and Kyle Devine


electronic music; feminism; gender; culture; skills-sharing

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Music > Unit for Sound Practice Research


4 July 2016Published

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18 Jan 2016 08:27

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10 Jan 2018 12:41

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