SoundSysters is not only a way for us to work together and earn money with something we love to do. It is also a political project as we want to make it easier for females/non-binary and transpeople to get a foot into the sound world and empower feminist structures with this!
We believe that the sound world still is a cis-male dominated place and therefore women, nonbinary and transpeople are having difficulties to participate. We also believe that working with a soundsystem, electricity and loud music is very empowering to everyone of us. It gives everyone the possibility to be loud and heard!
One idea is that we give workshops on how to set up a small PA so the way to make your own party/concert is less complicated. Additionally we now start to give dj*ing workshops and also a first step recording workshop.
Until now about 80 people took part in our PA-workshops. We are encouraging them to stick together and keep practicing working with sound in a feminist way. We have our huge SoundSysters-mailinglist to forward call outs for help at political events with the sound…and the network is growing!!
By going to the worldwideweb with SoundSysters our aim is also to give space and opportunity for other feminists to connect with us, with each other and to feel empowered by one another.
Contact us and join the network!!!
Here are some links to other feminist sound or light groups and contacts:
Electric Dress Light Crew Berlin: http://www.dresselectric.de
Sound network USA: http://www.soundgirls.org
Berlin movie sound crew: http://www.filmtonfrauen.de
soundsysters kiel: firstname.lastname@example.org
soundsysters st petersburg: