In this conversation between Dr Isobel Anderson and Professor Paul Stapleton, we will explore the intersection between self-esteem, gender and music technology. In 2018, Isobel founded The Female DIY Musician, an online resource, helping womxn to record and release their music. Since that time, it has expanded into a highly rate podcast, Girls Twiddling Knobs, an online, female-focussed course, Home Recording Academy, and a community of over 700 female identifying musicians. But why are womxn underrepresented in music technology and what are the conditions necessary to enable more womxn to enter the field of electronic music?
Dr Isobel Anderson is a musician, artist and educator and a PhD graduate of The Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast. To date her self-produced, self-released music has amassed over 25 million Spotify streams and she has been published in academic journals, such as Organised Sound and The Journal of Sonic Studies. In 2021, Isobel will be making a new, online piece of work, combining game design, performance art and experimental music.
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Originally from the East Sussex coast, Isobel's music weaves a tapestry of breathtaking songwriting, detailed, electronic infused production and immersive field recording. An impressive discography of four self-released, self-produced solo albums and over 25 million Spotify streams has secured Isobel's place as one of the UK DIY music scene's most prolific and independent artists.
Alongside this, Isobel's sonic arts practice, cultivated during her time studying for her PhD at Belfast's renowned Sonic Arts Research Centre, reveals a truly distinctive exploration into sound, identity and place. This work has been archived in The British Library and The British Music Collection and performed internationally.