Polarity Shift presents c/c women in electronic music
Dates & Time:
11th October 2015 at 5:00pm
Désirée J. Vach Talk
Jessica Ekomane Talk
Peter Kirn Talk
Anja Zaube DJ
Toxido Mask DJ
Kantine Am Berghain, Berlin (Germany)
POLARITY SHIFT | c/c women in electronic music is the sequel of ‘The survival of electronic music scene’, an event approaching the historical relevance of Berlin’s electronic music scene by inviting Szilvia Lednitzky [Lower Order Ethics/LittleBig Music] and Martin Maischein, sound engineer at the infamous Berghain, amongst others, to participate in a panel discussion in order to gain a deeper understanding of past and current opportunities and challenges in the “capital of techno”.
With POLARITY SHIFT we want to focus upon a specific aspect of the electronic music scene: the female artists’ situation. Although being perceived as diverse and open-minded, the electronic music scene has to struggle with gender-related preconceptions that stigmatise an entire subculture as male-dominated.
We want to establish a platform to address concerns regarding the underrepresentation of women in the electronic music scene and raise awareness of an issue that has been dealt with in many cases, yet, none of which has brought forth any substantial changes. But instead of simply pointing out the fact that women apparently have been outnumbered by men in the field of electronic music we’d rather go a step further, converting the issue into a source of creativity by inviting different participants of the scene to be part of another panel to discuss their approaches on dealing with the challenging situation.
Following the panel discussion, there will be an all-female takeover of the decks, shifting the audience’s attention to what it’s all about: electronic music. We are proud to present some of the finest female artists Berlin‘s electronic music scene has to offer!
POLARITY SHIFT is kindly supported by Hochschule Macromedia Berlin | Ableton | VUT | Mint Berlin
Anja Zaube – “45 Minutes of Techno”
Martha – “Berliner Bass Geschichten #3”
resom – “Am Deck 12”
Toxido Mask – “S02 CO13”
Anja Zaube’s “Sylvan Structure EP” on HET Records