30 episodes

Women composers have historically been left almost entirely out of the classical music canon, and still struggle today to have their work heard. Join Elisabeth Blair as she speaks with composers from around the world about their lives and their music.

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    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Women composers have historically been left almost entirely out of the classical music canon, and still struggle today to have their work heard. Join Elisabeth Blair as she speaks with composers from around the world about their lives and their music.

    Patricia Martínez

    Patricia Martínez

    Composer Patricia Martínez on sexism in Argentina, the visual power of performance, and surviving the production of an opera.

    • 23 min
    Eleanor Alberga

    Eleanor Alberga

    Eleanor Alberga on the value of persistence, racism as a form of insanity, and using music to exorcise fear.

    • 28 min
    Elizabeth Lain

    Elizabeth Lain

    Composer Elizabeth Lain discusses the independence that sample libraries afford, the self-defeating nature of elitism, and how classical music's relevance hinges on the inclusion of marginalized voices. 

    • 23 min
    Ayumi Okada

    Ayumi Okada

    Composer Ayumi Okada on speaking through music, the courage needed to move to a foreign country, and the importance of not compromising your own unique creative voice.

    • 26 min
    Mara Gibson

    Mara Gibson

    Composer Mara Gibson on map-making, escapism, and taking inspiration from poetry.

    • 25 min
    Kaley Lane Eaton

    Kaley Lane Eaton

    Composer and sound artist Kaley Lane Eaton depicts an immigrant's experience in the Pacific Northwest in 1915, discusses the pressure on young women to prioritize being "sexy and noticed" over being creative, and explores how grief is stored in the lungs.

    • 30 min

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Rachel Bruerville ,

Insightful and important!!!

I’ve been meaning to start listening to this fabulous podcast series for at least a year, and just listened to the first 2 episodes this afternoon - the interviews are excellent - personable, friendly, articulate and passionate women talking about their art, interspersed with fantastic, diverse music. What more could one want?! Thank you, LtL <3

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