ASA: 2019/2020 Programme

Supporting women working in music and sound in Brazil

September 2019 - March 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Recife & São Paulo, Brazil

ASA: 2019/2020 Programme

About the project

Building on the success of the pilot edition launched in 2018, we supported another 50 core participants in Rio de Janeiro through our seven-month ASA development programme. We also presented a series of satellite events in Recife in the northeast of Brazil, reaching a further 250 women working in music/sound.

The programme also attended and took part in events at the SIM São Paulo music conference, where ASA was nominated for an award in recognition of its work to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment within the music and audio industries.

Contributors to the 2019/20 programme included:

  • Award-winning UK-based sound designer and supervisor Anna Bertmark
  • Brazilian sound artist and designer Vivian Caccuri
  • Award-winning TV and film composer Nainita Desai
  • UK-based electronic music artist Beatrice Dillon
  • Lucy Harrison, a composer and sound designer who specialises in interactive sound and music
  • UK-based author, artist and futurist Amelia Kallman
  • Brazilian independent music artist Letrux
  • Drummer, percussionist and composer, Valentina Magaletti
  • Radio and podcast producer Eleanor McDowall
  • Games audio director Rebecca Parnell
  • Ex rapper and music marketer Cookie Pryce
  • Brazilian sound effects and foley artist Guta Roim
  • Brazilian singer, songwriter and music producer RÁAE
  • Experimental music artist and skin decorator Natalie Sharp, aka Lone Taxidermist
  • Film & TV sound designer Anna Sulley
  • Brazilian music artist DJ Tamy

Photo credits: Elisângela Leite & Cacau Fernandes.

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