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University tunes in to global music talent project for UK female composers

University tunes in to global music talent project for UK female composers


When women talk about empowerment it
invariably entails finding their voice, I learnt to use my voice, so I’m very
pleased that Hear Her Song has its UK première finally and that its home will
be the University of Wolverhampton, we’re very proud to be co producing it with
the Canales project. The project is quite wide-ranging, it obviously has a UK focus
and we want to try and honour women who have had an impact on lives of other
women through the work that they do in this country but also internationally. So
in order to identify those women we’re working with the UN Decade of Women
project to identify suitable honoraries, once they’ve been identified then we
explore their stories, how did they find their voice, was there something that
particularly empowered them. Through those personal stories they will be
turned into performance poetry and lyrics for songs, we’ll then work with ten
UK-based female composers to write those stories into song and I’m very pleased
that we are able to facilitate that here at the University of Wolverhampton. So
all of those workshops will take place in the Performance Hub which have superb
facilities. We hope that once the work has premiered in the UK here that we
will also be premiering it in New York in June next year as well and the
students will be a part of that, we want our students to perform in the final
premiere, we want our students’ voice and the individual nuances of their voices
to contribute to the project as well. It’s a time for the University, it’s an
opportunity for them to show that it invests in women, in women’s voices, in
women’s empowerment, it’s a big coup for the university. I’m especially thrilled about this partnership because I’ve seen first hand the dedication the University of Wolverhampton has shown to cultivate I believe that
this program will fall in line with those beliefs I hope that together we
will achieve wonderful things it’s really an honour and a privilege for our
organisation to be partnering with the University of Wolverhampton to bring this
project to the UK for the first time and of course to work with so many amazing
songwriters and performers from around the world. So thank you so much for this opportunity
we look forward to celebrating what women can do in the world in empowering women through song.

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