Explore The World Through The Music Of Women Composers With This Interactive Map | Alternative Fruit
Interactive maps are really fun. They let you click and tap on various locations and then provide relevant information. Probably the most famous is Google Maps with local businesses and geography made available for all. Culture is much deeper than shop names and postcodes. It's life stories, intentions, bodies of work, interpretation, and a long chain of continual influence of idea.
Female composers are enjoying an equal life in modern times, music fans don't have a problem with gender. It's about how it sounds, of course. However, in the past, male composers wanted a monopoly on their trade. Perhaps fearful of women's ability to discern emotions at a typically more refined level, many names and sounds have been swept under the carpet. This is where modern technology can help.
An expert in the field of composers, history, and women's prerogative, music teacher Sakira Ventura has produced a map with over 500 female music writers from modern times and days gone by. Now out in the open, we can get to know these belles for who they really are. It must be a huge relief for women all over the world who feel unjustly unrepresented in music. Female creativity is just as potent as work made by men and women are equally as capable of understanding theory. Women's thoughts and feelings are equally as valid and the quality of their work has the same incredible potential.
Even now, in modern classical music education, the number of female composers on offer are limited. It seems like men outnumber them by several degrees. This online map of female composers makes it easier than ever to discover new sounds and subject matter to learn from. It's a common sight to see women in orchestras and popular music however there is a definite blank chapter in the world of classical music which lacks recordings and popular literature that involves these unfairly missed contributors to culture.
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