Unpeeled: Fifth And Final SONA Session Showcasing Women In Music Tech Hits DINA This Friday

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The fifth and final event in a series of showcases focusing on the work of women in music technology comes to DINA on Cambridge Street, Sheffield on Friday February 8.

Two artists, AGF and Otherworld, will be performing on the final night in the Unpeeled programme of concerts, sound installations and talks.

Unpeeled has been devised by SONA, a Sheffield-based group which fosters skills, creates space, generates networks, and forges collaboration to support women in learning and experimenting with sound and music practices.

Audio sculptress AGF

SONA co-founder Lucy Cheesman explained why these two artists were chosen to feature in this session.

She said: “Both artists are prominent musicians, and both work with technology in a creative and innovative way.

“AGF founded female:pressure, a ground-breaking blog shining a light on women working in music technology particularly focusing on raising the visibility of women in these roles. This is very much in line with the ethos of the event series and of SONA as a whole and we are really excited to meet her.”

Kay Logan aka Otherworld

Lucy added: “Otherworld is a multidisciplinary musician who writes her own software for electronic music as well as working as a sound engineer in both live and studio settings. I first got in touch with her via Twitter, where we bonded over a mutual interest in live coding and weird synth music. I’m really looking forward to seeing her live for the first time.”

The Unpeeled series began last September and has been heralded by national new music charity Sound and Music by being given their Composer-Curator award, recognising forms of experimental music and sound art.

There are plans underway for a new series of Unpeeled sessions in the near future.

Both performances will be followed by an artist talk and discussion, aimed at skill sharing, and with a view to breaking down barriers to entry into music tech.

Alongside the events SONA will present their own interactive sound art installation, responding in real time to live room sound on the night.

The event on Friday begins at 7.30pm, entry is on a pay-as-you-feel basis with a suggested donation of £6.

For more information on this night, Unpeeled and SONA visit www.sonawomen.co.uk, and check out the Facebook event page for the night here

Press release devised by Joey Winson