We knew that the last event for our dBs Dialogues 2016 series had to be big enough to match the importance of our topic. If you forgot the topic was ‘why aren’t more women studying music production?’ Interestingly enough however, when we were hearing the captivating stories of our final guests Electric Indigo and Emika, the word women slipped into the background of our focus. Instead we just listened to the journeys of two different people towards success.
Throughout telling us about her on-going career as an electronic music producer and sound artist, Antye Greie-Ripatti made us laugh. Her charm made that part easy, and even though the topic of conversation was the dire state of the gender ratio in the field, it wasn’t much of an obstacle for her optimism. The unequal conditions are obvious within our walls here at dBs Berlin too; the boys outnumber the girls. But on the panel of our first ever dBs Dialogues series the ratio was reversed, while numbers in the audience appeared to be balanced.