I am also preparing a paper on Laetitia Sonami and female labor for Harvard’s “Work & Play: Economies of Music” conference, February 20-21, 2015

The whole title is “Female Labor and Video Games in the Work of Electronic Composer Laetitia Sonami.”

I will talk about building one’s own musical instruments, Mills College in the 1970s, video game controllers, sweating during performance, women wire-bonding microchips in East Asia, housework, and Sonami’s own electronic controller called the Lady’s Glove.

Here is more info about the conference.

Keynote by the amazing pop music scholar and philosopher Robin James!


Author: lucievagnerova

musicologist at Columbia University