International Women’s Day British Music Collection: 8 March

polo Poulomi Desai of Usurp has been chosen for the curation of an online exhibition for Sound and Music and the Google Cultural Institute. The exhibition is for the British Music Collection for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015. Poulomi wants to highlight new works by living composers and artists and wants you to be part of it. Here is Poulomi’s call out: Using the idiom of “A wo (man)’s work is never done”, I am exploring what might be considered, ‘feminist’ and ‘radical’ –  from everyone who considers themselves to be on the margins – artistic, social, cultural, political. I am specifically interested in finding: 1) ‘Unfinished’ pieces 2) Noise based, Dada, Fluxus, ‘nonsense’, multi-lingual, poetry, radio, video and text sound works, and graphic scores. I want to highlight work that is on the fringes of contemporary, new music scenes and interweave this with archived works from the British Music Collection at the University of Huddersfield. My intention is to make this archive broader in it’s outlook and  I encourage sound makers and musicians to register their works with the British Music Collection. Your work will also be highlighted here on the Usurp website.

For your work to be considered for the exhibition, you will need to register with the British Music Collection website by 26 Feb 2015 and be a member of PRS (or equivalent). Full guidelines (check the details) and how to register:
Once your work is online (by 26 Feb please!) email me your details to:

– See more at: And here’s some of Poulomi’s free improv work Poulomi Desai – Prepared Sitar, Simon Underwood – Laptop. Recorded at Usurp Gallery London, December 29th 2012.

~ by acidted on February 22, 2015.

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