Hunni Sound has announced a series of workshops – referred to as ‘Hunni Sound Academy’ – aimed at building the community amongst women, non-binary and transgender people involved, or looking to get involved, in music and sound production.
The collective launched by producer and DJ Kiimi has already hosted successful social events over the previous years, with this announcement referred to as the entity’s “biggest project yet”.
Each workshop will take place at London’s Dalston Superstore, featuring a special guest who will offer a wealth of knowledge on their specialised area of the industry.
Things kick off on February 22 with an Ableton production breakdown with Giulia Tess, followed by Hunni Sound’s founder Kiimi hosting a session on composition and sound for visual media on March 29.
April 19 will host an interview with BBC London’s Jess Iszatt discussing the broadcast industry plus an audience Q&A, and things will round off on May 31 with a conversation with DJ and broadcaster Jaguar (pictured) about DJing and gender issues within the electronic music realm.
“Less than 3% of music producers identify as women,” says Kiimi on the thought process behind the initiative. “The aim of Hunni Sound Academy is to help increase female, non-binary and trans participation in music production. Not only will the workshops provide valuable knowledge to participants, but they will create paid work opportunities for people within the community and provide a safe space to network and build connections with fellow producers and peers.
“Dalston Superstore is already considered a hub for the LGBTQ+ community in London, naming itself the city’s ‘premier queer pleasure palace…functioning in equal parts a thriving queer club, cabaret spot, cafe, gallery and community space’.
It is a venue we strongly believe in, one that our values align with, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect venue to host Hunni Sound.”
You can apply to take part in the workshops now; click here to do so.
Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins