Feminine Fusion

October 2, 2016: Women of Color – Composers (Part 1)

Pamela Z in her San Francisco Studio wearing a SensorPlay controller. photo credit: Goran Vejvoda

Pamela Z in her San Francisco Studio wearing a SensorPlay controller.
photo credit: Goran Vejvoda

 

“Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due. ” – James Cook

 

 

Recognition for women’s achievements in the music composition arena has definitely improved, though it still has a long way to go.  Women of color have the dual obstacles of both gender and racial bias to address.  This week on Feminine Fusion, we concentrate on the music of African American women composers, from Florence Price to Pamela Z.  Learn about these remarkable women who have given their all to their music.

(Here is the link to Jordannah Elizabeth’s article, mentioned in the program)

 

“Women of Color (Composers)”

Nora Holt:  Negro Dance
Helen Walker-Hill, piano
“Kaleidoscope:  Music by African-American Women”
Leonarda 339

Florence Price: Symphony in E Minor
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble, Leslie B. Dunner, cond.
“Florence B. Price: Concerto in One Movement/Symphony in E Minor”
Albany 1295

Julia Perry: Short Piece for Orchestra
Imperial Philharmonic of Tokoyo, William Strickland, cond.
“Music of Talma, Fine, Perry, Daniels & Howe”
New World CRI

Pamela Z: Caught
Pamela Z, vocals/electronics
“Emergency Music”
CRI 770

 

Run time:  58:10

 

Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music.  Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform and inspire.  Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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