Listening to Ladies
Composer Dganit Elyakim on nuclear ducks, the gendered art of bargaining, and composing as a process of writing love songs.
Lauren Sarah Hayes
Composer and improviser Lauren Sarah Hayes on making and experiencing sound — in a mausoleum, next to a waterfall, and through specially built furniture.
Composer Marga Richter on how her family rearranged their lives to support her path, what it was like being the only woman composer in her Juilliard class, and where music might come from.
Composer Aftab Darvishi speaks about blending musical traditions, having her work deemed "feminine," and the state of new music in Iran.
Composer Beth Anderson on phoning up John Cage, not "looking like" a composer, and the collage that is life.
Composer Mari Kimura on growing up in an experimental solar house, taking care of a terrified audience, and improvising as a way to find one's self.
New York City-based composer and conductor Whitney George talks about rebellion in the bathtub, the relative loudnesses of sexism, and the beauty inherent in juxtapositions.
In this episode, Dolores White talks about some of her experiences of segregation, the importance of having access to a broad cultural education, and why encouragement is essential for success in life.
NYC-based composer Lainie Fefferman talks about being the only girl in math class, helping audiences get to know performers, and the problem with the word 'genius.'
Composer Jessie Montgomery speaks about identity, patriotism, and music as a catalyst for physically bringing people together.
Composer Augusta Cecconi-Bates talks with Elisabeth about growing up a member of "the lost generation," grappling with colleagues' surprise at how "strong" her music is, and learning to respect herself.
Composer Anna Höstman talks with Elisabeth about moths who drink tears, the delights of collaboration, and the value of each person's "absolutely singular" perspective.
Elisabeth talks with Ingrid Stölzel about music she wrote as a child, the experience of being the only woman presenting work at a classical music festival, and the importance of finding a mentor. This episode features clips of music by Stölzel including two chamber works, a piece for choir, and an orchestral piece.