Laura Marling's Reversal Of The Muse Podcast: An Exploration of Femininity in Creativity

Laura Marling's Reversal Of The Muse Podcast: An Exploration of femininity in creativity; New episode with Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris Out Today!

Laura Marling, the 26­ year-old BRIT­ Award winning singer­-songwriter, has written and produced a new podcast series Reversal of the Muse in which she talks to female (and some male) recording industry professionals. The latest episode, the tenth in the series ­released today, features her conversations with musical icons Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris as they get set to re-release their legendary Trio album with Linda Ronstadt.

"Marling's enquiries go beyond indignant cries of foul play. The tone is thoughtful and the discussions cover everything from female friendship and fandom to sexuality and the pleasures and pains of touring" -  Financial Times
Launched in August, Reversal of the Muse is a new project from Laura in which she seeks to open up the conversation around the lack of feminine presence in the recording studio environment, why that might be, and whether it would ultimately make any difference at all to the creative outcome. With no ulterior motives, nor any pre­conceived expectations, Reversal of the Muse is as much about the conversation created than divulging or expecting a conclusive answer.

Armed only with her mics and recording equipment, Laura travelled to interview a series of renowned musicians, producers, and studio engineers for a series of podcasts that discuss the questions posed based on first­-hand experience.

The series has featured Laura in conversation with LA sisters HAIM, singer­-songwriters Marika HackmanKaren Elson and, Jonathan Wilson, guitar store owner Pamela Cole, producerCatherine Marks, recording engineers Olga Fitzroy and Vanessa Parr and songwriter and label head Amanda Ghost.  

Laura Marling: "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 ten 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."

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