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Out of the Box: Female Producers and Engineers in Contemporary British Pop Music

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START DATE 30 October 2014
START TIME 06:00pm

Middlesex University Concert Room, Grove B building, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

"Behind every hit song sits a man in a studio controlling the sounds we hear. This is so normal that we rarely stop to think how this affects the way we approach pop music's influence on gender differences."

For this event in our Music Concerts & Colloquia series, the University of East London's Dr Helen Reddington visits Middlesex to give a lecture entitled 'Out of the Box: Female Producers and Engineers in Contemporary British Pop Music.'

Alongside more than 20 interviews with successful female audio practitioners in the fields of pop and rock, Dr Reddington has created a social, historical and technological context to frame the question, 'Why are there so few female producers?'

After a 10-year career as a professional musician that started as bass-player in a Brighton punk band in the late 1970s and ended with being signed to major label RCA, Dr Reddington started to run songwriting workshops on Southwark estates, supplementing her income by writing music for film and TV.

After more than ten years lecturing in Commercial Music at the University of Westminster (where she completed her PHD), she joined UEL in 2006, publishing her research as the book 'The Lost Women of Rock Music: female musicians of the punk era'.

She continues to perform live and record new material, alongside research into women and music technology amongst other things.   

Our weekly Concerts and Colloquia series brings high-calibre guest speakers and performers from across music to Middlesex.

Hosted by the Music department, all events are free and will be followed by refreshments. Guests can simply turn up, tickets are not required. If you have any questions please contact Nick Nikeforou.

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