Sound Travels exhibits women composers and their candid and personal stories, through diary entries taken over ten days and accompanying photographs, the music of women from diverse backgrounds into the heart of the British Music Collection. Curated by Sarah Sayeed
Would like to thank all of the artists who offered their photography and candid, personal thoughts to the Sound Travels exhibition: Shama Rahman, Yumi Hara, Laura Reid, Henrietta Rolla-Smith, Colette Dutot and Renu Hossain.
The women have been extremely open and honest with their own experiences and this wealth and quality of material offered has allowed for a really enjoyable curating process.
The images have been provided courtesy of the artists. Credit to Ed Robinson at Clearspace Photography for his photographic images of Colette Dutot.
Many thanks to all the staff at the British Music Collection who generously offered their time in allowing me to view archive materials of compositions and the work of documented female composers. There are relatively few women composers recorded in comparison to the male composers but nevertheless it was promising to see that the work of women musicians and composers is being recorded and acknowledged. I hope this work continues through this wonderful resource at Heritage Quay.
Finally I would like to thank Sound and Music for the curatorial space and opportunity. It has been amazing to be a part of building Google Cultural Institute's exhibition collection and I'm really grateful to Sound and Music for selecting me for this particular area of women composers, diversity and visibility. It has been a pleasure.
Musician and Composer