symposium /sɪmˈpəʊzɪəm/ n.
1. A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject.
2. A drinking party or convivial discussion, especially as held in ancient Greece after a banquet.
eavesdropping's first season culminated in a weekend-long symposium: featuring special guests Ryoko Akama, Jennie Gottschalk, Louise Gray and Andrea Young, this was an opportunity for local and visiting artists alike to reflect together on female creativity and the legacy and future of women in new music. The programme included eight short 'papers' selected from the broad and international response to the Call for Papers run in late 2017, two roundtable debates, two performances, a discussion, multiple Q&As and some excellent nosh. We wecomed symposiasts from Australia, Canada, Ireland and USA!
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
SATURDAY 17 MARCH
10.30am: COFFEE & WELCOME
11-12.30pm: Session 1
Nomi Epstein 'Transforming the List: Activism through Bibliography'
Kathryn Williams & Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh 'PIXERCISE'
12.40-1.30pm: Roundtable 1 'Giving voice: the power and the pitfalls'
with Cassandra Miller and Susanna Eastburn, moderated by Mira Benjamin
2.30-4pm: Session 2
Jo Langton 'A Woman Imprisoned: We need to talk about the Archives'
Freya Johnson Ross & Chrissy Stirling 'I mean they're not actually caverns: revisiting, reciprocating and repurposing field recordings'
4.10-5.10pm: Louise Gray talk 'The space between us: listening to the unheard'
5.10pm: HIGH TEA
6.30pm: Ryoko Akama a performance examining the relationship between performers and composers, and the translation and form between text and sound, with Jennie Gottschalk and Nomi Epstein
SUNDAY 18 MARCH
10.45-11.25am: discussion on 'Creation and Procreation: marrying parenthood and the creative process' led by Emily Doolittle
11.30-1pm: Session 3
Mary J. King 'Listening to Women'
Lainie Fefferman 'White Fire'
2-3pm: Jennie Gottschalk talk 'Permission and Opportunity'
3.10-4.40pm: Session 4
Jessica Aszodi '(im)personal material: a case study in collaborative embodiment'
Miya Masaoka 'The Vagina is the Third Ear'
4.40pm: QUICK TEA
5-5.40pm: Andrea Young presentation 'Toward a Less Self-Centred Voice'
5.45-6.35pm: Roundtable 2 'Instigating the change'
with Jessica Cottis, Andrea Young and Lucy Railton, moderated by Juliet Fraser
6.40pm: CLOSING CEREMONY