Sound and Music Podcast Episode 8: Queerness

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Episode 8: Queerness


Composers Reeta LoiMichael Wolters and Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser share their music and thoughts exploring queerness in music. What does it mean to be a queer composer today, and is there such a thing as queer music?  

From the playful to the divine, we listen to a drag character lost in space, gender-bending tracks, and work that plays with failure as a creative starting point. Join our CEO Susanna Eastburn MBE and composer/researcher Ruari Paterson-Achenbach for a unique insight into composing. 

In this episode, you listened to the following music and sounds: 

Reeta Loi 

  • Unki Yaad (2018)from Ek EP 
  • Founder (unreleased) by Reeta Loi 
  • Taken (unreleased), by Reeta Loi and James Perera – to be released in Autumn 2021


Michael Wolters


Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser

  • Bibliography and smash bros (2020), by flxnflx, a lockdown collaboration between Maya-Leigh and James McIlwrath 
  • Attack (2018), by Equinox, which is Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser, Taner Kemirtlek and George Kypridemos 


This podcast was produced by Michael Umney (Resonance FM) and mixed by Chris Bartholomew, with the theme tune composed by Rob Bentall 

Our heartfelt thanks to the record labels, performers, composers and organisations who allowed us to include excerpts of these recordings on the podcast. 

Episode 1: Time

Episode 2: Inspiration

Episode 3: Taste

Episode 4: Portals

Episode 5: Invitations

Episode 6: Offerings

Episode 7: Distractions

Episode 8: Queerness

Episode 9: Climate: Emergency

Episode 10: Climate: Place

Episode 11: Climate: Activism

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