Summoning Voices: A conversation with Leonie Roessler

A conversation with Leonie Roessler that took place during the Summoning voices - A radio symposium on feminist world making July 8-9.23 in Goethe Institut Rotterdam and at In the conversation you can hear Leonie talking about her sonic and artistic journey, her pieces “On Creativity during Pregnancy”, “On Creativity during the Postpartum Period” and “On Art, Disability, Barriers, and Chances” and her creative processes.

Leonie captures her environment through field recordings, which she uses for radio pieces, sound installations, and compositions for soloists and ensembles. She runs the radio branch of Studio LOOS in The Hague and is a co-producer of Iranian Music Label Noise à Noise along with Soheil Soheili. Her music has been performed/installed globally. Right now her installation Kalpit’s Kitchen can be heard at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India. Leonie holds Bachelor Degree in Composition from Los Angeles City College along with a Minor in Dance Performance from California State University Northridge, a Master’s Degree in Composition from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2013. She completed a one-year course at the Institute of Sonology. She finished the Contemporary Music Through Non-Western Techniques Program at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

Summoning voices - A radio symposium on feminist world making

Words make language, language makes stories, and stories make worlds

Radio Echo is summoning a diversity of voices of storytellers, artists, radio makers, community builders, researchers and activists during a two day radio symposium, online at our radio platform and physically at the Goethe Institut Rotterdam. Through a series of conversations, dj sets and vocal experimentations that weave a multilayered broadcast that touches upon methods to reimagine the realities that define our lives. With it we challenge normative understandings of being together and compose a web of solidarity amongst our communities. We aim to provide a space where many disciplines can intersect, nurture each other and find a channel to influence the world with a touch of our magic.