The Gender Amplified Music Festival is fast approaching, and we are thrilled to highlight a few of the talented and accomplished performers and contributors who will be entertaining, educating, and inspiring the festival’s attendees. The music festival is an event of the Gender Amplified movement which aims to celebrate women in music production, raise their visibility, and develop a pipeline for girls and young women to get involved behind the scenes as music producers. Today, we’re featuring three such contributors to the festival.
Alluxe, aka Laura Escudé, leads the movement in the contemporary electronic music and technology realms. A former award-winning concerto and symphony violinist, Laura produces “some of the most growling, banging and gritty electronic beats in the game” under her new monicker, Alluxe (check out her brand-new video, “Rytmus,” for her recently released “Nomad” EP above). She has done programming and designing shows for the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Herbie Hancock, Cat Power, Bon Iver, Drake, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, Childish Gambino and M83. She’s also front-and-center in the world of music technology, becoming one the first internationally certified Ableton Live Trainers in 2008, and founding Electronic Creatives, an Ableton Certified Training Center. With Alluxe, Laura puts focus on her craft as a producer, composer and performer. Laura will perform her “big-room and cinematic” Alluxe sound at Gender Amplified. Follow her on twitter @alluxemusic.
Abhita Austin is the founder and chief creative officer of Hidden Chapel Studios on Long Island. With over 10 years of experience, the New York University’s Music Technology program alumna has worked with artists like Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, and Common. In addition to her work at Hidden Chapel Studios, Abhita serves as the Technical Instructor for the Future Music Moguls program at the NYU Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. Abhita will lead the workshop “Studio Ownership” on constructing a recording studio, creating a sustainable business model and working with some of biggest clients in the music business. Follow her on twitter @HiddenChapel and check out this mash-up of her studio’s work:
Erica Glyn is a New York City based artist/producer. She produces a “unique and intriguing sound, mixing elements of trip-hop, rocktronica and a splash of psychedelic rock” with her own vocals and lyrics. Erica “leans towards the unconventional,” and is compared to artists like Florence Welch and Fiona Apple. She has been featured by NYC-area magazines and blogs on the local music beat, like The Deli and Sonicscoop.com, and did an interview earlier this summer with Gender Amplified. STATIC, her latest release, was recorded and produced solely by Erica. Erica will lead the workshop “The Artist/Producer: Working on Both Sides of the Console,” which will discuss the journey from working as a singer/songwriter to producing for yourself and for other artists. Follow Erica on twitter @EricaGlyn and check out one of her latest music videos from STATIC:
Stay tuned for more updates and highlights on Gender Amplified!