WITCiH continues the Summer Salon Series on 12th July bringing together some of the most interesting and innovative women in tech today & shining a light on those often overlooked.
The night will include musical performances, food, talks & demonstrations
Dinner 6pm, Doors 7pm, Performances start at 8pm
£25 limited tickets available include show, dinner & glass of wine
£7 early bird / £10 tickets – show only
WEDNESDAY 12th JULY
Kat Five aka Terry Tyldesley is a musician, songwriter and producer, with a playful and politically-charged approach to making music about technology. She sings about 3D printing humans, x-ray crystallography and laser fusion, and weaves technological experimentation through her work.
Her electropunk band Feral Five are Louder Than War #onestowatch in 2017 for their groundbreaking music, and she has performed at the National Portrait Gallery, Music Tech Fest, and Clit Rock, been interviewed for BBC Woman’s Hour, and been played on BBC Radio. She has won a Royal Television Society award and is a BAFTA-nominated director for her work at the BBC. Kat champions women in music and tech through her Kitmonsters blog, curated Music Tech Fest in Berlin, and is currently working with body>data>space.
At WITCiH Kat will be talking about adventures in 3D printing and beyond, from examining future ethics, to working with new materials and sonified algorithms. She will show clips from her videos including the ‘Rule 9’ collaboration with designer Francis Bitonti.
Dr. Jenn Kirby is an Irish composer, performer, software developer and academic based in Swansea. Her work ranges from instrumental composition, to electroacoustic, to laptop orchestra and the performance of live electronics. Jenn’s work explores elements of theatricality, humour and subversion. Jenn works as the Programme Director for Music Performance and Production at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where she teaches composition and music technology.
Jenn’s research is largely focused on the performance of electronic music. The output from which includes the foundation of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra. Another aspect of her research output is the creation of software for new music performance and the re-purposing of controllers and interfaces as musical performance instruments.
Rebekah Ubuntun is a London-based multi-media performance artist and musician experimenting with ideas of futurism, rebellion and paradoxes. Their collaborative work has featured on BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac show, Tate Britain, London’s Serpentine Galleries, and UK-wide arts institutions. Studying Creative Musicianship at the British Institute of Modern Music, current developments include electronic music performance, songwriting and live performance art.
Bishi is a Multidisciplinary Musician, Artist, Performer, Composer, DJ & Co-Founder of WITCiH. Born in London of Bengali heritage, Bishi received musical training in both Hindustani and Western Classical styles, including study of the sitar under Gaurav Mazumdar, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. She has recorded two albums, with long term collaborator, Matthew Hardern, Albion Voice and Nights at The Circus, and her live performances explore interactive multimedia and video projection.
A Wide range of Musical collaborators both onstage & on record have included: Joanna McGregor, Nico Muhly, The Kronos Quartet, Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Patrick Wolf, Simon Bookish, Boy George, Anat Ben-David, Zongamin, Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Daphne Guinness and British Labour politician, Tony Benn.
Bishi will be performing a selection of new work from her forthcoming EP ‘Winds of Fate,’ she co-produced with composer, Neil Kaczor.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) have always had an intimate relationship with The Arts; WITCiH aims to explore & expand our knowledge of women working at that intersection – past, present & future.
WITCiH is female focused & welcoming to all people throughout the spectrum of gender & identity.
WITCiH aims to educate & inspire people through an understanding of Women in Tech, set in an historical context.
WITCiH aims to highlight, celebrate & showcase women currently working in technology with a clear focus on creativity & the arts.
Founded by interdisciplinary Musician/Artists & Audio-Visual Performers Bishi & Matthew Hardern AKA Glamorre, WITCiH is an online & real world platform for ideas, research, performance, creation & networking.