Article by Karolina Jawad, Sally Jane Norman, Franziska Schroeder, Anna Weisling, Astrid Bin, Anna Xambó
This year's conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2020 issued the theme of Accessibility of Musical Expression. Due to COVID-19, the conference has been held entirely online and it was its first time in this format. The winner of the NIME 2020 Pamela Z Award for Innovation is Doga Cavdir for her paper co-authored with Ge Wang entitled Felt Sound: A Shared Musical Experience for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Article by Ane Bjerkan and Mari Lesteberg
The spring program for WoNoMute Oslo consists of seven workshops and the first ones were held at Popsenteret, Norway's capital-based interactive museum of popular music. The next four workshops were intended to be arranged at the Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo. However, after the outbreak of the Corona virus (COVID-19) in Norway, all events at the University of Oslo have been canceled, currently until the 14 of April. But we have a plan ...
Article by WoNoMute
We are devoting today’s celebration to the women who have fought for 100 years for equal rights, visibility and social justice across the globe. Let’s keep up the struggle!
Article by Anna Xambó
WoNoMute stands for Women Nordic Music Technology and started in August 2018 together with the beginning of the master Music Communication and Technology, both activities supported conjointly by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and University of Oslo, in particular from the Faculties of Humanities of the two universities.
Article by Ane Bjerkan
This semester there will be workshops hosted by WoNoMute Oslo at the Department of Musicology (IMV) and other locations in Oslo. The semester was introduced by a «sandboxing» activity the 14th of august, where students could come by and try various technology, such as Max, littleBits and other new gadgets that is developing at RITMO. There the students were also introduced to WoNoMute and the coming lectures for the semester and the workshops that during this Fall semester and the next Spring semester in 2020, will be held every month.
Article by Anna Xambó, Karolina Jawad, Ana Maria Romano
This playlist showcases the work of 11 artists from the WoNoMute network: Tone Åse, Natasha Barrett, Ane Bjerkan, Ada Hoel, Liz Dobson, Mari Lesteberg, Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, Ximena Alarcón Díaz, Anna Xambó, Kristin Nordeval and Alex-Murray Leslie (Chicks on Speed together with Melissa Logan). This playlist celebrates 10 years of the music event Festival en Tiempo Real, and is a collaboration with her director Ana Maria Romano. The sound creations are framed within experimental, glitch, electroacoustic, electronic and contemporary, pieces where there is an encounter with technology (from an open sense). This playlist has been curated by Anna Xambó and Karolina Jawad from Ana Maria Romano's initiative, in conversation with all the playlist contributors.
Article by Isabel Nogueira, Astrid Bin, Anna Weisling, Ana Maria Romano, Anna Xambó
This year the NIME's Pamela Z Award for Innovation has been awarded to Margaret Schedel for her career, her work on diversity and NIMEs, and her co-authored paper 'Women's Labor: Creating NIMEs from Domestic Tools'. We have also awarded Ximena Alarcón Díaz with an honorary mention for her work on migration issues and the paper 'INTIMAL: Walking to Find Place, Breathing to Feel Presence'. Huge congratulations! Next, we explain the context of this award and more details on this year's ceremony.
Article by Federica Bressan, Maarten de Boer, Amalia de Götzen, Trond Gjellum, Karolina Jawad, Henriette Jennsen, Mari Lesteberg, Jez Riley French, Anna Xambó, and Laura Zattra
In celebration of the International Women's Day we present 9 women in music tech (WoMuTe) figures who are/were technological and musical pioneers: Ada Lovelace, Margaret Schedel, Laurie Anderson, Liz Phillips, Teresa Rampazzi, Laurie Spiegel, Delia Derbyshire, Hilde Marie Holsen, Holly Herndon.
Announcement by WoNoMute
Submission deadline is 1st of March, 2019</br> The call for participation is addressed to anyone (academia, industry, arts, start-up's, and more!, all genders) who would like to introduce a woman hero in music tech. You are free in your choice. However, we prefer figures who are/were technological and musical pioneers.
Article by Ada Mathea Hoel
In November 2018 seven female music technology performers from different parts of the world got together to give a concert and a panel debate at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, where we would be staying for one week. The networks represented were: WoNoMute (Norway), Female Laptop Orchestra (UK), Sonora (Brazil) and Yorkshire Sound Women Network (UK).
Article by Karolina Jawad
The notion of a global online community is resonating again. Mainstream tech platforms that provide cost free services occupied this notion to the extend, that it got almost forgotten. In the meantime the 'Fediverse Ecosystem' is getting more attention - it is worth inspecting it, let's see why.