Gender biases and unequal representations affecting professionals identifying as women in a Danish context have for the past decade been well documented in several surveys initiated by Danish music institutions and trade associations, something that recently has been underpinned by more qualitative studies. Additionally within the past few years various Danish composers and musicians identifying as women have publicly told of an industry that is characterized by experiences of sexism, ageism and lack of diversity. But even though there is an increased focus on gender and representation in the sound art and music industry, the experience of gendered expectations, and how these permeate everything from work practices to infrastructures in the sound art and music life, is still an under-illuminated research field. 'Women's work' or 'women' is a commonly used term to signal a gender division of labor and especially the type of work that is often invisible and underestimated. With this article we bring an infrastructural attention that moves analytical focus from the individual’s skills, talent and productions to its embeddedness in social, economic and historical ecologies.
|Translated title of the contribution||Perspektiver på Sounding Women’s Work|
|Issue number||Sounding Women's Work|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jun 2022|