Loma Doom, a true radio veteran and beacon of twisted and mesmerising sounds. Whether you experience her musical activities or those relating to her contemporary arts practice, curiosity is a key aspect gracing Femke Dekker (real name). For the Gaudeamus festival, Loma Doom spent two days in the archives of Gaudeamus making her way through records, cassettes and cd’s. Looking for a theme, she browsed the archive for modern and contemporary female composers. As with so many archives the women represented in the collection are far outnumbered by their male peers. Fortunately invitations for archival research such as these, allow Dekker to project her interests in disclosing archives for sounds and visuals unheard. By bringing them to the attention of a wider audience, Dekker not only hopes to introduce new voices from the past but also create a dialogue on archiving itself. The working title for her performance is Improvisation with 9 women composers I had never heard of before and will comprise a sound collage DJ set that will fragmentarily highlight the works of some amazing composers.
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