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 culminates in a weekend-long symposium: featuring special guests Ryoko Akama, Jennie Gottschalk, Louise Gray and Andrea Young, this will be 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 includes 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 are delighted to be hosting delegates from Australia, Canada, Ireland and USA: a warm welcome to all symposiasts!
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
The whole weekend takes place in the little wooden chapel up in the eaves of Oxford House in Bethnal Green (see other info).
All are welcome!
Full-price weekend admission: £40 (NB excludes final event in the series on Friday night.
Concession weekend admission (full-time undergraduate students, under 18s, participants): £25.
Ticket price includes access to the full weekend of symposium events and all food and drink listed in the programme of events.
No single-day tickets are available — this is to encourage participation in the whole weekend.
BOOKING — SOLD OUT
Tickets for the symposium can be reserved by email. For the moment, reservations are limited to a single place. Capacity is limited (to c.45) so advance booking is strongly recommended.
As the Ancients knew, good food and drink is crucial to proceedings. We are taking this element seriously: the fabulous Anna Kenyon will be preparing hearty fare to inspire body and mind. Morning coffee will be provided upon arrival both days, as will a hot vegetarian lunch and afternoon tea.
If you need help with accommodation, please let us know. No promises, but we will do our best to help. (If you live in London and fancy hosting a visitor, do drop us a line!)