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Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe: "Feminism and Noise"

MOCA Tucson
Event organized by MOCA Tucson

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Join Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe, critically acclaimed experimental musicians, and founders of the girl-empowerment educational organization TECHNE, for an exploration of how noise, and noise music, can be characterized and applied through a feminist lens.

Presented by MOCA Tucson, Social Cultural and Critical Theory's Politics & the Senses Speaker Series, the Tucson Noise Symposium, The Center for Digital Studies, School of Information, the Center for Digital Society and Data Studies:

Abstract: Characteristically, noise is considered to be an interruption, intervention, agitation, or factor that is unknown. Technically speaking, in the world of sound, noise is a sound without a particular pitch, or an interruption of a signal’s flow. With these thoughts in mind, how can noise be characterized through a feminist lens? And how can noise music, or sound, be incorporated in support of feminism? Does it disrupt hierarchy? Can it challenge normative narrative? Can it be inclusive? Join Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe, founders of TECHNE, an educational initiative that introduces young women to technology via electronic music, as they discuss their incorporation of noise into their educational program and music practices, addressing how noise can serve as an empowerment tool for the progression of feminist philosophies.