Welsh composer Amble Skuse sheds light on the misogyny present within the industry, and showcases a piece that represents the voices and talents of women who are ignored or shunned. A powerful piece that fights against sexism and promotes women in the arts.
“Noise, our voices become noise, our names become noise, inaudible, unheard, filtered out.
In response to deep mysogyny, the piece serves as a ritual, a mantra, a magical spell, presenting 1464 names, female names, invisible names, to the concert hall. Composers who are “simply not there” are simply here, we “cannot rewrite history”, we are not the ones rewriting herstory.”
Amble Skuse writes interactive live technology pieces. After studying at Dartington College of Arts (now University College Falmouth) and Bath Spa University she began writing for performers, finding ways of incorporating live electronics into the performance. She is interested in ways in which the past and the future come together and merge to create the now. Amble works with spoken word, languages, poetry and sound to relate a sense of location, time and identity through her pieces.
Amble is a International Creative Entrepreneurs Fellow, a BBC Performing Arts Fund Music Fellow and runs her own producing house Remembered / Imagined with Judith Walsh.
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