SARAH ANGLISS | Discussing Gender and Creativity on The Verb, BBC Radio 3

Discussing Gender and Creativity on The Verb, BBC Radio 3


  • Mar 2015


  • Sarah

For International Women’s Day 2015, I joined poet Ian McMillan, writer and mythographer Marina Warner, artist Grayson Perry and singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane for a fascinating, wide-ranging and often surprising discussion on the role of gender in creativity. I spoke about my own creative process and why I became a composer and engineer. I also discuss one of my earliest inspirations to enter the world of electronic music: a small photograph, in Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians, showing composer Daphne Oram at work on her Oramics Machine.

Read a feature I wrote on Oram for Ada Lovelace Day 2011 – this is a day when women who work with tech are invited to share their thoughts on others who have inspired them.

This radio programme was repeated on International Women’s Day 2016.

Daphne Oram

Daphne Oram painting waveforms on her Oramics Machine