Program 18.02.2020

8.-Mai-Straße 28, Raum 8/Klagenfurt

7:00 PM

Nina Dragičević: The Music Between Them – Music in lesbian communities | Lecture and music (in English)

When speaking of lesbians, one first thinks of Sappho, the first lesbian poet. But Sappho was a musician, a singer-songwriter, her texts were sung to delight her companions, as she puts it. In her latest book “The music between them”

Nina Dragičević elaborates on the numerous levels on which music plays an important part in these processes. The lecture looks upon the history of music in lesbian communities. What did lesbians listen to (or still do?) and how did that bring them together?

Nina Dragičević is a composer, sound artist, a writer. She holds a master’s degree in Sociology.
 She is the author of three books, and she is the author of numerous electroacoustic compositions and sound installations. She received plenty important awards for her work.

8:00 PM

Doris Leibetseder: Express yourself | Live video lecture about her book “Queere Tracks”

“Gender euphoria and intersectionality in rock and pop music”
Doris Leibetseder´s lecture contributes to making transgender and gender queer (non-binary in gender) rock and pop musicians visible and audible. In this contribution, she focusses especially on these musicians´ intersectional aspects and on how transgender topics are seized by other musicians. Audio examples come from Angel Haze, La Gata, Coyote Grace, Ezra Furman, Arcade Fire and so on.

Doris Leibetseder was connected to Klagenfurt University and is now doing research at Uppsala University in Sweden. Many international publications concerning the topics music, queer and transgender.