As a Artist I am often asked to deliver talks and workshops for organisations who are interested in sound, art, intersectionality and the ‘othered’ body. Recent audiences include sound engineers, health experts and technology researchers.
I have a particular passion for working with people who face disabling barriers to participation, and often work in collaboration with other creative practitioners / technologists.
Below are a few examples of presentations I have delivered:
Exploring how the sonic reference points of the ‘non-normative voice’ redefine normalcy, selfhood and human ways of being.
An Illuminated Talk, MOSI
Fundamentals – Energy | Electricity | Radiation
Panel discussing how knowledge of the most fundamental forms and forces helps both reveal and conceal the workings of Nature.
Gender , Inclusion and ‘othered’ Speaker
Investigating the space between the normative and the ‘othered’ speaker in relation to gender.
Taking Space, Durham University
Women – Music | Technology | Inclusion
Focus group about and for women in electronic music, hosted by Durham University.
Beyond Vocal Norms
Investigating the space between the normative and the ‘othered’ speaker; the ‘anterior states’ to language and how verbal communication could be replaced by movement (disjointed or otherwise).
Beyond Words, Plymouth University
Disability – Music | Speech | Inclusion
Conference discussing the unspoken/non-verbal in inclusive music practice: implications for the arts in a post-human world.
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Last weekend we attended the Music Mark 2017 conference for the music education sector. Musician @rockinpaddy gave the keynote speech for Drake Music and then we hosted a panel discussion looking at how music education works with disabled musicians. Here are two of our panel – our education manager Jonathan Westrup and artist Gemma Nash. _ _ _ _ #musicmark2017 #musiceducation #musiced #musiceducationmatters #music #disability #disabled #disabilityrights #disabilitypride #equality #equalityforeveryone #equalrights #equalopportunity #musicleader #humanrights #inclusion #education #educationforall #representationmatters