Anna Braithwaite performing at Profound Sound, Folkestone. Photo courtesy of the artist.

FR#238 Free Women

Thu 13-10-22 - Doors at 7:30 pm

Free entry - donations welcome

Fruitworks Coworking
1-2 Jewry Ln, Canterbury CT1 2NP

Anna Braithwaite, Maureen Wolloshin and invited guests share the bill forefronting the work of women in free improvisation.

More information/full line-up coming soon.

About the musicians

Khabat Abas is a Kurdish-Iraqi cellist, improviser, and composer. Her practice is based on sound and memory: It reflects on the socio-political, from a feminist perspective, in the war zone.  She makes cellos from different materials, and often uses sound installation and videography.

Anna Braitwaite is a composer, singer and performance artist. Her unique, site-specific compositions are built in close dialogue with people and places, foregrounding the weird and theatrical concealed in the everyday.

She has performed several times at Free Range, most recently as part of the Moonseed Collective (FR#220), and earlier, reacting to the Feminist Improvising Group’s recording from the album Another Evening at Logos 1974 79 81 (FR#169)

Maureen Wolloshin is an improviser, researcher, and oboist. Her research presents improvisation as a feminist practice. It seeks to elucidate the paradox of the lack of agency and visibility women have always had in British free improvisation. Her improvising extends the timbral and tonal range of the oboe and cor anglais.

Maureen recently commissioned a new instrument, the gliss anglais. This can extend the way in which she interacts with the cor anglais while retaining the character of the instrument. Maureen's composition explores the connection between graphic notation, touch, and sound. It is presented as a sonic painting for the performer to navigate.


Khabat Abas website

Anna Braithwaite website
Anna Braithwaite Soundcloud

Maureen Wolloshin website

Sponsors and Partners:

Supported by Arts Council England Project Grants
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