McCartney, Andra


A Prelude to Ea Gender Issues

Contact!, vol. 8, no. 2. Montréal: CEC.


Language(s): English,  French


Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Electroacoustic Music


In 1993 the author asked 14 female composers about the relationships between women and technology in electroacoustic music. The author analyses how some of them believed that the technological skills seemed to compromise their femininity. She uses the Cyborg metaphor to demonstrate how technology is important today. She also explains how the role-playing of the female composer as an exceptional woman is often choosen by them.

This paper is an introduction to the two articles The Ambigous Relation (1/2) and The Ambigous Relation (2/2).

Abstract translation(s):


McCartney, Andra (1995a). Un prélude aux problématiques en éa

All references of the same author:


McCartney, Andra (1995b). The Ambiguous Relation (1/2)
McCartney, Andra (1995c). Inventing Images: Constructing and Contesting Gender in Thinking about Electroacoustic Music
McCartney, Andra (1996). The Ambiguous Relation (2/2)
McCartney, Andra (1998a). Soundwalk in the Park with Hildegard Westerkamp
McCartney, Andra (1998b). Where water meets
McCartney, Andra (2000a). Soundwalking Interactions
McCartney, Andra (2000b). Hildegard Westerkamp's Moments of Laughter: Recording Childhood, Performing Motherhood, Refusing to Shup Up, and Laughing
McCartney, Andra (2000c). Soundscape Composition and the Subversion of Electroacoustic Norms
McCartney, Andra (2000d). Sounding Places with Hildegard Westerkamp
McCartney, Andra (2002a). Alien Intimacies: Hearing science fiction narratives in Hildegard Westerkamp's Cricket Voice (or ‘I don't like the country, the crickets make me nervous')
McCartney, Andra (2002b). Sharing Experiences Towards the Possibility of an Electroacoustic Ecology
McCartney, Andra (2003). In and Out of the Sound Studio


McCartney, Andra (1995b). Le Rapport Ambigu (1/2)
McCartney, Andra (1996). Le Rapport Inconnu
McCartney, Andra (1998b). Où l'eau rencontre