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New book, This Woman's Work, celebrates music's pioneering women

The book includes writing on Laurie Anderson and a number of other influential figures

New book, This Woman's Work, celebrates music's pioneering women

A new book of essays is set to focus on the contributions of a number of women to various forms of music going back decades.

'This Woman's Work: Essays On Music', set to be published by White Rabbit, is edited by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Irish writer Sinéad Gleeson, and includes writing from Juliana Huxtable, as well as a number of female music journalists and broadcasters, including Jenn Pelly, Liz Pelly and Zakia Sewell.

Among those covered are Laurie Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald and Megan Jasper, who has self-penned an essay on her work with influential indie label Sub Pop.

The book also looks at women who've experimented with various fields of music; women who combine music with activism; and much more.

Press text accompanying the book's announcement reads: "Published to challenge the historic narrative of music and music writing being written by men, for men, 'This Woman's Work' seeks to confront the male dominance and sexism that have been hard-coded in the canons of music, literature, and film and has forced women to fight pigeon-holing or being side-lined by carving out their own space."

The book will be available from 7th April. Pre-order and find more information here.

News of the book follows the release last year of a book focused on highlighting the work of a number of electronic music's female pioneers.