Aussie Women in Music Celebrated in New Project “Her Sound, Her Story”

Melbourne Music Week is coming up from November 11-19, and a very, very special project will be launching during the week.

Her Sound, Her Story is a tremendous new project championing Australian women in music. It’s taken close to two years for photographer Michelle Grace Hunder and filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore to put it all together, throughout which they have documented more than 40 outstanding females in Australian music. From singers and rappers to journalists and radio personalities, the project explores outstanding females who are making a name for themselves today, along with trailblazers of previous decades.

The project features the following, and more: Airling, Alphamama, Clare Bowditch, Dawn Laird, Ecca Vandal, Ella Hooper, Jen Cloher, Jo Syme, Julia Stone, Kate Cebrano, Kathy McCabe, Nai Palm, Ngaiire, Nina Las Vegas, Sarah Connor, Sampa The Great, Tina Arena, Thelma Plum, Vera Blue and Zan Rowe.

Yeah. That’s pretty outstanding. And that’s only half of the names.

Claudia and Michelle. Photo: Seshanka Samarajiwa

Claudia and Michelle. Photo: Seshanka Samarajiwa

The project is split into several components; a photographic portrait series will be showing from November 9 – 23 at Emporium Melbourne (287 Lonsdale St) and a documentary series, which features video footage of each woman sharing their own journey and story, will also be aired throughout the week.

The project itself will be officially opened at a concert on the opening night of Melbourne Music Week, featuring a stellar lineup of some of the most incredible names in Australian music, including Ella Hooper, Montaigne, Ecca Vandal, Airling, Julia Stone, Mojo Juju and more – with a few as-yet-unannounced surprise guests too.

The show kicks off on Friday November 11 at 7:30 pm, at the State Library Victoria and tickets can be purchased here for $41.70.

The project puts the spotlight on remarkable individuality, strength and ambition on women in music. Not only does the project aim to collect these incredible stories as a way to celebrate these women, but to inspire future generations destined for greatness.

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