Literature

Pillow Queens in Residence // This Woman's Work: Essays on Music

Sinéad Gleeson, Sarah Corcoran, Leslie Jamison, and more

Details

$15 90 minutes
Date(s)

Wed, Sep 14, 2022

7:30pm

Contact

boxoffice@irishartscenter.org


Location

Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Overview

Edited by ‘90s icon Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) and esteemed writer Sinéad Gleeson, this powerful collection of essays is for and about the artists who kicked in doors and offered a new way of thinking about the vast spectrum of women in music. Gleeson is joined in conversation by novelist and essayist Leslie Jamison, Pillow Queens’ Sarah Corcoran, and other panelists TBA. 


BOOK DESCRIPTION 

In this radical departure from the historic narrative of music and music writing being written by men, for men, This Woman’s Work challenges the male dominance and sexism that have been hard-coded in the canons of music, literature, and film and has forced women to fight pigeon-holing or being side-lined by carving out their own space. Women have to speak up, to shout louder to tell their story—like the auteurs and ground-breakers featured in this collection, including: Anne Enright on Laurie Anderson; Megan Jasper on her ground-breaking work with Sub Pop; Margo Jefferson on Bud Powell and Ella Fitzgerald; and Fatima Bhutto on music and dictatorship. 

This Woman’s Work also features writing on the experimentalists, women who blended music and activism, the genre-breakers, the vocal auteurs; stories of lost homelands and friends; of propaganda and dictatorships, the women of folk and country, the racialized tropes of jazz, the music of Trap and Carriacou; of mixtapes and violin lessons.


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