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Online Music Technology Conference for Gender Marginalized People Adds Jlin, Anu and Rachel K Collier to Line-Up

Bristol-based organization Saffron has revealed details of its second annual 7 Days Of Sound event, designed to connect women, non-binary and trans people in music technology.

Following its launch in 2021, 7 Days Of Sound will return this month, with a series of workshops that will include technical training and career advice and aim to cater for different backgrounds, genres and levels of experience.

Jlin will present a workshop on the theme of ‘Versatility and Vulnerability’, with the Indiana artist exploring ‘the meaning of influence and inspiration, of evolution and discovery and beyond your area of ​​expertise. comfort to find your signature sound ”.

Anu will take charge of the fourth day of workshops, presenting a session on ‘Radio with a Personality’ which will see the NTS and the BBC Asian Network share personal insights and tips from her time as a broadcaster. Bristol DJs Daisy Moon and Em Williams, who are part of the Mix Nights course which aims to help upcoming women, non-binary and trans people learn how to be a DJ, will also present a session that will explain how to self-help. -promote, how to network, and how to produce mixes, radio shows and other creative content.

Rachel K Collier will focus on sound design and its use of Ableton to produce inventive sound design techniques. The artist is recognized as bringing expertise related to his multi-instrument technical setup that allows him to perform his song-focused, high-energy studio productions in a live setting.

At the launch of 7 Days Of Sound, Saffron cites a recent Annenberg report, which showed that less than 5% of the music technology industry is made up of women, non-binary or trans people, and less than 1% of them. they are people of color. Saffron was founded in 2015, with the aim of empowering and supporting marginalized communities within the music industry.

Day tickets for workshops are available here, and there are also a number of donation tickets, priced at £ 1, for those in need. They are accessible via this form.

In 2020, Saffron launched a digital membership club through Patreon to support the group’s work.

Read DJ Mag’s recent article on Jlin here.