New Emergences is a lecture and discussion series highlighting the current debates around gender in electronic, contemporary and experimental music.
I have enjoyed the role of keynote speaker and panel member in the past and this time the challenge was terrific since I was hosting the event in Splendor and acting as moderator for a highly charged panel and public.
Kate’s keynote was poetic, informative and confronting all at the same time and the panel members and public grappled with the issues she put forward with passion.
Gender issues are hot.
I was particularly inspired by the stories that came from the younger generation which included shaking up academic curricula and forming feminist activity and action groups.