BMI Celebrates Composers Featured at ‘The Future is Female’ Concert in LA

The evening, presented by KCRW, will highlight the spectacular contributions of women composers in film & TV at the Wiltern Theatre September 4

Posted in News on August 23, 2018

BMI is a proud co-sponsor of the 2nd annual “The Future is Female” concert, presented by KCRW in association with Live Nation and The Alliance for Women Composers. This incredible night will highlight the musical works of twelve outstanding women composers, eight of which are BMI affiliates, including Tangelene Bolton (Jem and Holograms), Cindy O’Connor (Once Upon a Time), Tori Letzler (Vikings), Heather McIntosh (Z for Zachariah), Perrine Virgile-Piekarski (Counterpart), Jessie Weiss (Liza on Demand), Ronit Kirchman (The Sinner) and ASKA (Skate Kitchen).

“‘The Future is Female’ concert is an event that BMI is thrilled to support,” said Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI Vice President Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media. “We are in a time when women composers are not always recognized in this community, but the tides are turning. This concert celebrates a group of outstanding female composers, giving them a targeted platform to showcase their incredible musical works. BMI prides itself on being inclusive and strives to partner with like-minded organizations that provide opportunities, such as this concert, to our affiliated composers.”

Concert producer and BMI composer, Tori Letzler, commented, “My goal was to create a platform to aid in the visibility of working female composers because I was frustrated with the lack of representation I saw from similar live events. I want our industry to recognize that there are tons of female composers working tirelessly day in and day out, and we would like to be treated as equals for the equal work we do.”

“The Future Is Female” concert will celebrate and recognize the top female composers, who will perform original music as a tribute to Maestras around the world. The concert will take place at the historic Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 4, at 7pm. For tickets and additional information, please click here.


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