Seed Grant Award: Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center

Ellie Hisama, Zosha Di Castri, Music

Ellie and Zosha

Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center (CMC) is a three-pronged event—a symposium, concert, and a podcast series—that focuses on the history of female composers at the CMC, several of whom are BIPOC, who have undertaken significant creative work in electronic and computer music. The work of these women has been largely overshadowed by that of the men who established and ran the CMC, a situation that we will begin to rectify with discussion that will address structural inequity in Center’s founding and bias and discrimination that affected the women at the Center. 

This project was funded through the Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education initiative of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.