Tag Archives: Nina Whiteman

Where are the women in your local music scene?

As it’s International Women’s Day, I wondered how well that most re­ac­tionary of mu­sical beasts, the or­chestra, would stand up to tests of gender equality. I wondered how many fe­male com­posers were being per­formed by Manchester’s three or­ches­tras this season, and then ex­panded my re­search into con­ductors, so­loists and rank and file player num­bers. Perhaps […]

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Composer Portrait:
Nina Whiteman

With re­cent premi­eres by Dutch ac­cor­dion duo TOEAC, Colinton Amateur Orchestral Society, Manchester Camerata and period in­stru­ment trio Spirituoso, 29-year-old com­poser Nina Whiteman has had a busy year, not men­tioning per­form­ances as a vo­calist with her flute, voice and cello group, Trio Atem, whose most re­cent per­form­ance was the premiere of graphic scores by artist […]

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Nina Whiteman

Quiet Games & Improvisation

I will be performing/appearing/being at A Curious Night at the Nip & Tipple in Whalley Range the evening of Monday 13th September. Put to­gether by com­poser Nina Whiteman and per­form­ance artist Michael Mayhew, it will in­clude an ec­lectic range of per­form­ances, hap­pen­ings and a ‘curious ve­get­able com­pet­i­tion’, spurred on by Nabokov’s sug­ges­tion that ‘curi­osity is […]

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  • Microbiography

    Chris Swithinbank is a British-Dutch com­poser who works with both acoustic in­stru­ments and elec­tronic sounds. He is cur­rently a stu­dent at Harvard University with Chaya Czernowin.
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