Présence Compositrices is dedicated to promoting women composers across all eras and nationalities
“[I] want to show the world, as much as I can as a musician, the mistake that men make in thinking that they alone possess the gifts of intelligence and that such gifts are never given to women.”
Maddalena Casulana (circa 1544 – circa 1590)
PRÉSENCE COMPOSITRICES’ GOAL IS TO BE A 360-DEGREE TOOL FOR THE PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR CLASSICAL MUSIC NETWORK. OUR OBJECTIVES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
By showing how rich and important the repertoire is.
By facilitating access to works via Demandez à Clara.
By commissioning works from women composers.
By offering partnerships, co-commissions, co-productions and calls for projects.
By offering concrete tools that enable action: educational tools, programming assistance.
By offering various resources: publications, MAG articles.
To ensure actions are persistent and spread across the country.
By identifying initiatives that support women composers.
To become a key player in the field.
Women composers are out there
Their works can therefore be played… if they are programmed!