Female Pioneers of Electronic Music - Women in the Studios for Electronic Music between 1950 -1980

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


With this doctoral project I’m planning to embark on a research on female pioneers of electronic and electroacoustic music produced in electronic music studios in France, Germany and Scandinavia, encountering the imbalance in the historiography of music in which the representation of female composers in electronic music studios between 1950 and 1980 is marginalized and relevant compositional achievements have been excluded from the canon of contemporary classical music. The aim of the doctoral project is to provide a socio-historical overview of the compositional achievements of composers including Else-Marie Pade (1924-2016) and Éliane Radigue (*1932), as well as to explore the circumstances of work, access to devices and technologies, possibilities of performances, and thus lead to a revised music history that affects today's performance practices.
Effective start/end date2020/09/012024/12/01

Free keywords

  • Musicology
  • Contemporary Classical Music
  • Electronic Music
  • Electroacoustic Music
  • Feminism
  • Gender History