It’s About Perspective: Liberation Beyond Visibility

22 Mar 2022

Though LGB figures have been visible in popular music since the early 20th century, it is only in the last decade or so that we have started to see representation of trans, non-binary and other gender non-conforming artists in the mainstream. Even so, visibility does not amount to liberation, as this session will explore.

Topics discussed will include how trans artists are represented & perceived in the mainstream vs underground music scenes, how 21st-century artists are using lyricism & the aesthetics of electronic music to express their gender, and artists which continue to break new ground by being openly queer in social systems which try to prevent them from being so.

Your Hosts:

Jennifer Otter-Bickerdike

Professor Jennifer Otter Bickerdike: Critically acclaimed best-selling author of books including, Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon and Why Vinyl Matters; expert commentator in more than 30 pop culture documentaries, dog lover and native Californian.

Instagram: @jenniferotterbickerdike

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Juniper McBurnie

Juniper McBurnie, also known by the handle Junipr, is a songwriter, producer, DJ and BIMM MA Popular Music Practice student working in studios and nightclubs in Brighton, UK. Outside of making music Juniper has a keen interest in both queer history and music history, which she is very excited to nerd out about across these sessions.

Instagram: @junipr_musik

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Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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