Sonic exploration network Southern Africa

Chantelle Gray

Chantelle Gray is a professor in philosophy but has a long-standing interest in experimental and avant-garde music. Initially trained in piano, she now uses modular synthesizers, the Korg MS-20 and gestural composition to create soundscapes. One of her tracks, “Devastating side effects”, was included on Cedrik Fermont’s compilation, Alternate African Reality: Electronic, Electroacoustic and Experimental Music from Africa and the Diaspora. Her article, “A Hauntology of Clandestine Transmissions: Spectres of Gender and Race in Electronic Music”, which looks at the elision of the role of women in the history of electronic and experimental music, as well as the occlusion of contributions from non-western and non-white musicians, will appear in the Indian Journal of Gender Studies in 2022.