Encore: 24-Hour Stream of Emerging Women Composers

Enjoy the complete 24-hour celebratory stream on Thursday, August 28

Monday, August 25, 2014

Her Music: Q2 Music's 24-Hour Celebration of Emerging Female Composers Her Music: Q2 Music's 24-Hour Celebration of Emerging Female Composers (Photo credits below)

Thanks to the composers, labelsadvocates and listeners who sent in recordings for Her Music - our 24-hour marathon of music by emerging female composers. Though there weren't enough hours in the day to include everything submitted, we did our best to be inclusive and representative.

Her Music features works by 135 composers, ranging in age from 22 (Evija Skuķe) to 92 (Ester Magi) and included composers born outside of the U.S. including in the countries of Bulgaria (Dobrinka Tabakova), Iceland (Mist Borkelsdottir, Hafdis Bjarnadottir), Brazil (Valéria Bonafé), Iran (Gity Razaz), Belize (Errolyn Wallen), Australia (Kate Moore), Latvia (Mirjam Tally), Poland (Ewa Trebacz), Israel (Tamar Muskal), Canada (Rose Bolton, Zosha Di Castri), Estonia (Helena Tulva), Japan (Aya Nishina), New Zealand (Gillian Whitehead), Venezuela (Manene Contreras), Greece (Eleni Lomvardou), Ireland (Siobhán Cleary), among others. 

Thanks also to those who tuned in on Sunday, Aug. 24 for the inaugural stream, and tweeted your comments with the hashtag #hermusic. Enjoy an encore presentation of the entire 24 hours on Thursday, Aug. 28.

The term "emerging" refers both to those women in the early phases of their compositional careers who have yet to achieve widespread recognition, and also more simply for us as programmers those composers who have yet to be featured on Q2 Music for no other reason then their not being on our radar. Hence the inclusion of numerous artists with no commercial CDs available and only live recordings, but also artists that are firmly established in their home countries if not yet abroad, such the Estonian nonagenarian and "First Lady of Estonian music," Ester Magi.

For a complete playlist of Her Music, go here. And please continue to send us your music for our ongoing call for vibrant, diversified playlists. 

The complete roster of Her Music composers includes Adrienne Albert, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Alex Shapiro, Alexandra du Bois, Alexandra Gardner, Andreia Pinto-Correria, Angélica Negrón, Angelique Poteat, Anna Clyne, Anna Ignatowicz, Anna Meredith, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Anna Webber, Anne-Marie O'Farrell, Arlene Sierra, Asha Tamirisa, Aya Nishina, Bora Yoon, Caroline Mallonee, Caroline Park, Chris Lastovicka, Chrissy Seunghee LeeChristina Whitten Thomas, Christine Southworth, Cindy Giron, Deirde Gribbin, Deirde McKay, Dobrinka Tabakova, Dorothy Ker, Dosia McKay, Du Yun, Eleni Lomvardou, Eleonor Sandresky, Eliza Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth Lim, Emily Cooley, Emma Lou Diemer, Erin Gee, Errollyn Wallen, Ester Magi, Evija Skuķe, Ewa Trebacz, Galina Grigorjeva, Gillian Whitehead, Gity Razaz, Hafdis Bjarnadottir, Hannah Lash, Hanne Orvad, Helena Tulva, Hildur Guonadottir, HyeKyung Lee, Indra Rise, Isidora Zebeljan, Jane O'Leary, Jennifer Eberhardt, Jennifer Walshe, Jessica Meyer, Jessica Pavone, Jocelyn Morlock, Julia Adolphe, Julianna Barwick, Kate Moore, Kate Neal, Katharine Norman, Katherine Balch, Kathryn Salfelder, Kati Agócs, Kristen Kuster, Lainie Fefferman, Laura Kaminsky, Leaha Maria Villarreal, Lera Auerbach, Liis Viira, Linda Buckley, Lisa Bielawa, Loren Loiacono, Madelyn Byrne, Manena Contreras, Margaret Collins Stoop, Mari Kimura, Martha Mooke, Mary Ellen Childs, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Mei-Fang Lin, Melissa Dunphy, Mia Makaroff, Mirja Makela, Mirjam Tally, Mist Borkelsdottir, Molly Herron, Molly Joyce, Monica Pearce, Naoko Hishinuma, Natalie Dietterich, Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Nicole Lizée, Nina Siniakova, Noveller, Odeya Nini, Okkyung Lee, Orianna Webb, Paola Prestini, Paula Diehl, Paula Matthusen, Phyllis Chen, Polina Medyulyanova, Rachel Merton, Rain Worthington, Rhona Clarke, Rose Bolton, Roshanne Etezady, Ruby Fulton, Sadie Harrison, Santa Ratniece, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Sayo Kosugi, Selga Mence, Silvina Milstein, Siobhán Cleary, Sonya Belousova, Stefania de Kenessey, Susie Ibarra, Suzanne Farrin, Svjetlana Bukvich, Tamar Muskal, Tamzin Elliott, Tawnie Olson, Theresa Martin, Theresa Wong, Valéria Bonafé, Vivian Fung, Wang Jie, Yu-Hui Chang, Zosha Di Castri.

Here's some of the Twitter reaction to Her Music: 

Photos courtesy of the composer, except where indicated: Anna Thorvaldsdottir (Hrafn Asgeirsson), Errollyn Wallen, Nicole Lizée (Murray Lightburn), Aya Nishina (Tzadik Records), Hafdis Bjarnadottir (Telegraph), Molly Joyce (Nir Arieli), Julia Adolphe (New ClassicLA), Leaha Maria Villarreal, Wang Jie, Zosha Di Castri, Helena Tulva (klassikaraadio), Rose Bolton, Santa Ratniece, Dobrinka Tabakova. 

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