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NEW BOOK – A Century of Composition by Women: Music Against the Odds

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      Natalie Williams

      Dear Colleagues,

      We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book, A Century of Composition by Women: Music Against the Odds (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).

      Published by Palgrave Macmillan, this book presents accounts of creative processes and contextual issues of current-day and early-twentieth-century women composers. This collection of twenty-two essays balances narratives of struggle, artistic prowess, and of “breaking through” the obstacles in the profession.

      Part I: Creative Work – Then and Now illuminates historical and present-day women’s composition and various iterations and conceptions of the “feminine voice”; Part II: The State of the Industry in the Present Day provides solutions from the frontline to sector inequities; and Part III: Creating; Collaborating: Composer and Performer Reflections offers personal stories of current creation in music.

      A Century of Composition by Women: Music Against the Odds draws together topical issues in feminist musicology over the past century. This volume provides insight into the professional and compositional procedures of creative women in music and stands to be relevant for composers, performers, industry professionals, students, and feminist and musicological scholars for many years to come.

      The book is now available from the Springer Link website, in both E-Book and hard copy format:

      https://link.springer.<wbr />com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-<wbr />95557-1

      We are excited to bring this new research to the field.

      The Editors,

      Linda Kouvaras, Maria Grenfell, Natalie Williams


      Natalie Williams


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