Who gets to write history? Her Noise is an archive with an ambition to investigate and collect music and sound histories in relation to gender. The archive is a lasting resource and was set up as a starting point for a new mapping of musical history. The archive gathers international artists who use sound to investigate social relations, inspire action or uncover hidden soundscapes. A map connecting Kim Gordon and Eliane Radigue, Hildegard von Bingen and Yoko Ono amongst many many others, the archive represents a sprawling cartography driven as much by fandom as a deepheld desire to counterbalance a received genealogy of music.
Anne Hilde Neset is Director at Kunstnernes Hus, a centre for contemporary art in Oslo. She has worked as Deputy Editor of the internationally renowned music magazine The Wire for 14 years, and has also worked as a curator, lecturer and critic in sound art, composition and art criticism on an international basis. She founded Electra Productions in 2003, a contemporary art agency based in London that develops interdisciplinary artistic collaborations and has worked with institutions like South London Gallery, Tate Modern, Barbican Centre and others. She has written on music and sound art for numerous books and publications internationally and is one of the broadcasters for BBC Radio 3s acclaimed and ground breaking Late Junction programme.