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Laura Marling announces new Reversal Of The Muse project

22 August 2016, 12:02 | Written by Laurence Day

Laura Marling has today launched Reversal Of The Muse, a new project exploring the "feminine presence in the studio".

The exploration is about opening up conversation as opposed to finding an objective answer, and will see Marling discuss topics with "a series of renowned musicians, producers, and studio engineers". Weekly updates will include podcasts, photo diaries, and "exciting new collaborative studio recordings."

Writing on her new website, Marling explains the idea behind the series:

"Reversal Of The Muse began as conversations between friends about female creativity. In reversing the muse it became an experiment. As a small part of the global conversation about women in the arts, it became an obsession. It occurred to me that in 10 years of making records I had only come across two female engineers working in studios. Starting from my experience of being a woman I began to ask myself what difference it might have made had I had more women around, if any. I wanted to know why progress has been so slow in this area and what effect it would have on music."

Marling's latest record Short Movie was released last year, but she's kept busy since, playing loads of shows and speaking at the recent DICE Girls Music Day.

Have a listen to the first two podcasts, featuring HAIM and Vanessa Parr, below.

Check out Laura Marling and Marika Hackman in session for us, covering Foo Fighters at End Of The Road festival 2015.

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