Women Produce Music (WPM) is an artist and producer led non-profit org founded by composer producer Katia Isakoff (Altersonic Sound, ADD N To X, Mute Records) to promote and support the activities of music-makers, producers and audio engineers through a series of collaborative projects and initiatives designed to remove career progression and entry-level barriers.
!N_KoLAB is a new and innovative composer producer series bringing together pioneering, established and emerging composer producers, to collaborate in various studios and pop-up locations, whilst utilising the studio as an instrument - a laboratory - for the experimentation of sound, and as a compositional tool. Work on the pilot series, which is supported by the PRS Foundation Open Fund and Moog Music Inc. will commence at the end of May 2019.
For the first in this series, WPM and !N_KoLAB founder Katia Isakoff is joined by Suzanne Ciani; a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 40+ year career, she has released 16 solo albums, including Seven Waves, The Velocity of Love, and most recently, her comeback quadraphonic Buchla modular synth performance recording LIVE Quadraphonic.
Suzanne Ciani commented: “I am honoured to be part of Katia Isakoff’s latest initiative to catalyse the role and visibility of women in the recording studio. Noticing a lack of female presence in the professional arena of producing, she is not just lamenting this fact, but taking action to prime the pump that will release a flow of future talent. Brava!”
Katia Isakoff commented: “No words can express how grateful and thrilled I am to be embarking upon this journey with Suzanne Ciani as our spiritual and sonic guide; and to be sharing this experience with our emerging artist Anil Aykan of Fragile Self, and award winning engineer Marta Salogni of Studio Zona, who brings her passion for tape looping and plate reverbs to the mix. This really is a dream come true; experimenting and producing music which features the Buchla and Moog sound with Suzanne Ciani at the helm promises to be an electrifying sonic adventure!”
Key dates and events:
May/June 2019: studio sessions and filming begins with all participants.
September 2019: official UK launch event with live performances, ‘making of ‘ screening plus Q&A.
Here's a taste of what's to come.
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