A new podcast from the European Music Council is online (in English), I talk with Ruth Jakobi and Merlijn Poolmann about the the problems and challenges when trying to create a non-violent and harassment-free arts and music world for women.
The podcast music was exclusively composed by Moritz Eggert for the EMC, it is performed by Luise Enzian (baroque harp) and Moritz Eggert (piano).
Episode 3 – Gender-based violence in the music sector. A converstation on Orange Day 2021
25 November is Orange Day: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. At this occasion, EMC Secretary General Ruth Jakobi is joined by Merlijn Poolmann from the Netherlands, Night Mayor of Groningen and former EMC fellow and Moritz Eggert from Germany, composer and professor for composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, to talk about gender-based violence in the field of music ranging from higher music education to night life. Despite the #MeToo movement, power relations and power abuse are still wide spread in the music sector. In this episode of the EMC podcast, outstanding personalities share their stories and talk about strategies that can hopefully bring about positive change.