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💃🏻⚡️🎼 WOMAN COMPOSER WEDNESDAY!
Today’s #wcw is Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)!
Bonds’ home was a meeting place for young black artists, musicians, and writers including Florence Price and Langton Hughes, who became a lifelong friend. 1/ ImageImage
Showing talent at an early age, she studied with Florence Price, William Dawson and Roy Harris, and received Bachelors and Masters degrees from Northwestern University. Bonds completed graduate study at Juilliard where she worked with Robert Starer, a composition teacher. 2/
As a composer, performer, editor, producer and teacher, she won countless awards during her long career. She was also the first black soloist to appear with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 3/
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(1 of 24) The time has come for the @rockhall to answer why there are only 70 women out of 923 performers inducted into their institution. The stats speak for themselves. You can’t engage, teach and inspire when you exclude. #womeninmusic #inductmorewomen #RockHall #21for21 Image
Tina Turner is not in the Rock Hall for her solo career. #21for21 #womeninmusic #inductmorewomen #RockHall #TinaTurner Image
The Go-Go’s are not in the Rock Hall #21for21 #womeninmusic #inductmorewomen #RockHall #TheGoGos Image
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#STOLEN #PleaseShare!!!! Erin Bennett's treasured #PRS #Guitar (see #photo) was lifted from @themeadowsfestival #edinburgh. Our whole community is absolutely gutted: this guitar toured with us throughout our #Rockbitch & MT-TV years. (1)
This #STOLEN #PRS #GUITAR is not just an #instrument but an heirloom of our #musical #history. We love it. We want it back. If you think 'all the more reason to keep it' PLEASE, WE BEG YOU, DON'T.
We are watching #ebay and all related sites like hawks (2)
We will pounce if we spot you selling ithis #STOLEN #PRS #GUITAR, so if you have it in you, please do the right thing: contact any of us on any social media or our #band #email and return our piece of beloved gear. Thank you. #pleaseshare #meadowsfestival #womeninmusic #musicians
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This is Delia Darbyshire. If you've ever watched Dr. Who, you've heard her music--though she wasn't originally credited. What you might not know is that she, and other women at the BBC in the 1960s, were pioneers of early electronic music.
Delia didn't compose the melody to the Dr. Who theme, but she arranged it for electronic "instruments"--at that time a motley assortment of screeching machines not designed for making music. She translated staid sheet music into an otherworldly sound, & making it iconic, ethereal
For comparison: Here's what it sounds like played on a traditional instrument-piano:

Here's what it sounded like when she got done with it:
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