‘She’s at the Controls’, The Wire review – June 2021
14 May 2021

She’s at the Controls: Sound Engineering, Production and Gender Ventriloquism in the 21st Century
Helen Reddington

“This book explores what it feels like to be a woman working professionally in sound, in all its various manifestations. Helen Reddington cuts up her many interviews with sound engineering industry professionals into interspersed excepts that jump from one account to another in a refreshing upbeat prose.” (First paragraph)

“Women engineers and producers may be the rare exception, but they are there persistently at the top of the profession. We just need more of them, and this book goes a long way to inspiring newcomers. The experiences listed here are rooted in the rock and pop world, and I found myself wondering about all the amazing women at the controls in the challenging areas of film, theatre, broadcasting, sound art, classical and electroacoustic music and contemporary live coding. Looking forward to the second volume.” (Last paragraph)

Jo Hutton, in the The Wire magazine (Print Run) Issue 448: www.thewire.co.uk

LOUD WOMEN – ‘Reclaim These Streets’ video out now
14 May 2021

Reclaim These Streets by the LOUD WOMEN collective is released with all proceeds to Women’s Aid.

64 voices [including Helen McCookerybook] came together in solidarity to turn up the volume on women’s safety.

Head to loudwomen.org to find out more and donate direct to Women’s Aid.”

‘Fatberg’ video out now (from The Cutty Wren EP)
10 May 2021

From The Cutty Wren 10″ Lathe-cut vinyl (ltd. ed.) EP by Willie Gibson & Helen McCookerybook available here (including digital download):
williegibson.bandcamp.com/album/the-cutty-wren.
Just digital download here:
helenmccookerybook.bandcamp.com/album/the-cutty-wren

Video by Ruth Tidmarsh/Planetruth Pictures.

‘She’s At The Controls’ on BBC Radio 3 Music Matters today
08 May 2021

Music Maters: Musical Ecosystems
Saturday 8th May 2021
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vfrk

“And, Kate talks to lecturer Helen Reddington, author of a new book She’s at the Controls: Sound Engineering, Production and Gender Ventriloquism in the 21st Century, and is joined by sound engineers Jo Langton and Úna Monaghan to discuss the role of female studio professionals in the UK music industry.”

Show repeated at 10 pm on Monday 10th May 2021.