LISTENING TO LADIES PODCST SHOWCASES LIBERTARIA: THE VIRTUAL OPERA

LISTENING TO LADIES PODCST SHOWCASES LIBERTARIA: THE VIRTUAL OPERA

Tuesday Sept 27th

The Listening to Ladies podcast, which focuses on women composers and classical music, will be showcasing Libertaria: The Virtual Opera this Tuesday on their podcast. 

ABOUT LISTENING TO LADIES

Begun in June 2015 as a Facebook page featuring works by composers who are women, Listening to Ladies has expanded to both a concert series and a podcast, which will be released once per week beginning September 26, 2016.

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On Monday, September 26th, 2016, Listening to Ladies will begin releasing the first season of the LtL podcast, one episode per week.

What is the podcast about?
Each episode focuses on one composer who is a woman, weaving together an interview with clips of her music. The banner picture above shows some - but not all - of the amazing composers who will be featured in this first season. These women are from many parts of the world including the USA, Australia, Israel, the UK, Canada and Iran
Why the focus on women composers?
Two brief stats which paint the situation nicely:
The classical music composition world falls far behind other art worlds in the area of gender equity. This podcast is one of many steps necessary to move toward that equity. 
What kinds of questions are asked?
The interviews focus on two main areas: (1) the composer's experience of being a woman in this male-dominated field, and (2) her music, aesthetics and philosophies. 
Why do we need your help?
In addition to many double-ender interviews conducted online, the podcast has taken Elisabeth (the founder of LtL) to New York City, Toronto, Chicago, and San Francisco to do in-person interviews - andthese trips, along with recording equipment, have all been paid for out-of-pocket

Each episode currently takes a minimum of 3-4 full days of work,requiring time for researching the composer and preparing questions, the interview itself, in-depth creative editing (often cutting 2-4 hours of interview time + music clips down to approximately 30 minutes), writing a script, recording narration, and audio engineering. 

Added to this is the time spent working on social media and website engagement, the online showcasing of composers and the concert series(both of which complement the podcast), the work of posting the podcastand related materials to all online outlets (like iTunes), paying for the website and other tools like Hootsuite which help target our Twitter connections, and the continuous activity of researching for and applying to grants, residencies and fellowships to keep LtL afloat. Both Elisabeth and Krystee (LtL's Assistant Extraordinaire) work daily on the project - and neither of us have a full-time job at the moment. How do we do it? Lots of love and lots of debt! 

After almost a year of preparation, we are confident that you will love the podcast and its mission, and so we are ready to ask for your help.We will be sincerely grateful to anyone who can help with Listening to Ladies' work showcasing women composers. Every donation, no matter how small, makes a big difference to us. 

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