In March 2022, Sound and Music launched The Guestlist, a new mini-series anchored in the issues of sustaining a creative career while facing and fighting barriers. Hosted by Naila Barrett, the series aims to platform conversation around inequality by championing and amplifying marginalised, intersectional voices.
The Guestlist was originally created as part of our #IWDPlusOne campaign, an inclusive approach to International Women’s Day showcasing composers who identify as women, trans and non-binary together under the banner “everyone’s invited”.
The first three episodes of The Guestlist feature interviews with producer-DJ Flora Yin-Wong, interdisciplinary artist Jesley Faye and sound artist Damsel Elysium (featured in Vogue), each offering their unique perspectives on the music industry. You can listen to each of their conversations with Naila below.
The Guestlist: Episode 1 with Damsel Elysium (Djenaba Davis-Ayo)
The Guestlist: Episode 2 with Jesley Faye Fantolgo
In this second episode, Naila speaks to DJ and producer Jesley Faye Fantalgo about everything from Grammy aspirations to astrophysics.
The Guestlist: Episode 3 with Flora Yin-Wong
In our third episode, Naila speaks to producer-DJ @floraytw (Flora Yin-Wong) about her career beginnings, the effect of the pandemic on her practice and some of her inspirations.