Fri 23 Apr / Online Talk

Women Composers Today

Following on last year’s 10th anniversary celebrations of Diaphonique, the Franco-British fund for contemporary music, and part of our ongoing strands Women Shaping the World and The Earth Here And Now, this live-streamed panel discussion draws a panorama of women composers in classical and contemporary music.

Diaphonique laureates, composers Tansy Davies (Faber music), Laura Bowler (Rayfield Allied), Jamie Man and Clémentine March (Lost Map Records) will talk about their careers and the inspiration behind their recent commissioned work with Susanna Eastburn (chief executive, Sound & Music). They will be joined by filmmaker Lisa Rovner, whose documentary Sisters with Transistors: Electronic Music’s Unsung Heroines tells the story of female pioneers of electronic music. The panel will be complemented by live musical interludes.
Fri 23 Apr 6.30pm

Livestream on our YouTube and Facebook channels. Stay tuned!

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The Diaphonique fund’s call for projects closes on 16 May. Applications are exclusively made online on If you have any questions, sign up to Diaphonique’s newsletter and save the date for an online Q&A on 28 April from 3pm (an inscription link will be sent in the next newsletter).

From left to right: Clémentine March © Jack Barraclough, Lisa Rovner © DR, Jamie Man © Tom Southern, Laura Bowler © Robin Clewley, Susanna Eastburn © DR, Tansy Davies © Rikard Osterlund

About our guests

Tansy Davies is a composer and a Honorary member and 2020 laureate of the Diaphonique fund for contemporary music with Court Circuit and Sound Festival.

Recent commissions and albums:
2021: Nature
2020: Grand Mutation for violin, horn and piano


Laura Bowler is a composer and a Honorary member and 2019 laureate of the Diaphonique fund for contemporary music with Cie Frotter Frapper / Noémi Boutin.

Recent commissions:
2019: Two Cellos

Jamie Man is a composer and conductor and a 2020 laureate of the Diaphonique fund for contemporary music with Orchestre de chambre de Paris.

Recent commissions:
2020: Connaissez-vous le cri du Chocard ?


Clémentine March is a singer, composer and filmmaker and a 2020 laureate of the Diaphonique fund for contemporary music with Musicity At Home.

Recent albums
2021: Songs of Resilience – Lost Map Records
2020: Le Continent (LP) – Lost Map Records


Lisa Rovner is a French-American filmmaker and artist living in London. Her first feature documentary, Sisters with Transistors (released in the UK on 23 April 2021), is the remarkable story of the female pioneers in electronic music whose radical 20th Century experiments redefined the boundaries of music.

Susanna Eastburn MBE, is the Chief Executive of Sound and Music, the UK’s national organisation for new music, and a former jury member of the Diaphonique fund for contemporary music.

See also:


Diaphonique exists since 2010 and is grateful to the Sacem, French Institute Trust, Centre National de la Musique, British Council, Institut français, Creative Scotland, Fondation Francis and Mica Salabert for their support and lasting commitment.

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