In Brazil this year, 50 women – including sound artists, singers, radio producers, engineers and technicians – are seizing the opportunity to develop their ideas through collaboration and experimentation as part of ASA – Arte Sônica Amplificada (Amplified Sonic Arts) – a programme run collaboratively by the British Council and Oi Futuro in Brazil, in partnership with Lighthouse and shesaid.so from the UK.
ASA supports the professional development and empowerment of women in Brazil who are forging careers in music and sound, responding to the underrepresentation of women in the fields of music, sound and associated technology. The project aims to develop skills, creative entrepreneurship and help everyone taking part grow their networks, strengthening the profile and opportunities for women within the music industry.
For ASA’s second year, the women taking part are joined by expert mentors from the UK who bring a wealth of experience and industry insight to the programme, including:
Supervising Sound Editor Designer & Foley Mixer, Anna has worked on a wide variety of projects; including animation, documentary, feature and installations. Past projects include the Nativity franchise, Dave McLean’s Luna and a number of TV dramas including Shameless and Snatch. Recent projects include the Russian art project Dau, kids series Waffle and black comedy A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life.
Lucy is a composer and sound designer specialising in interactive sound. She focuses on the use of new technology and electronics and through this she creates immersive soundscapes, interactive sound installations and sound and music for theatre. Recent work has included sound and music for an immersive art event in partnership with the National Trust, a motion sensitive sound installation for Girlguiding at Alexandra Palace, an interactive library as part of a theatre production in Clapham and an Interactive blanket fort in East London. Lucy has a PhD in composition from Royal Holloway, University of London, where she investigated control, collaboration and audience engagement in interactive sound installations. She is also a lecturer on the Production and Games Academy courses at ACM (Academy for Contemporary Music) in London and Guildford where she teaches sound design, interactive audio and performance and technology.
Cookie is a former rap artist, and member of the formidable Hip Hop group The Cookie Crew, who were a prominent and respected fixture on the UK Hip Hop scene. She’s had a full and extensive career working within the creative industries both as an artist and a music industry professional, including 20 years as an executive working within Music Marketing, Promotion, PR and Digital. As a creative consultant she’s also worked for several UK and US entertainment companies, specialising in media relations, events and communications. Cookie has worked for companies such as Universal Music, Atlantic Records, Koch Entertainment, The 02 Arena, Timezone International NYC and is currently a Senior Label Manager at The Orchard, UK.
London’s Beatrice Dillon is a producer, artist and NTS DJ with acclaimed solo releases, remixes and collaborations across Hessle Audio, The Trilogy Tapes, PAN, Boomkat Editions, Timedance and Where To Now?. Recent performances include MUTEK Montreal, Dekmantel, Documenta Athens, Masåfåt Cairo, Moscow Save, Borealis Norway and Barbican Centre, London. She has collaborated with award-winning visual artists at ICA, Tate, Lisson Gallery, Southbank Centre, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Nasher Sculpture Dallas and Mona Tasmania amongst others. Dillon was the recipient of Wysing Arts Centre’s artist residency in 2016 and is a resident at Somerset House Studios, London.