WOMEN AUDIO PRODUCERS AND ENGINEERS, AND THE CASE AGAINST GENDER VENTRILOQUISM
This talk will focus on women professionals in the UK music industry. Reddington’s The Lost Women of Rock Music (Equinox, 2012) features women punk instrumentalists in the UK in the late 1970s, speaking through the lens of history. These experiences, voiced by the women themselves, challenged the male narrative of the subculture and indeed its very maleness. Reddington will discuss issues raised by the women producers and engineers that she interviewed and will contextualize these within the central concept of the book: that of gender ventriloquism.