Women in Sonic/Electronics (WISE), Happenstance Gallery, London.


Women in Sonic/Electronics


@ Happenstance Gallery

334 Old Street London EC1V 9DR

soundcheck 13:00

doors 14:30


1 Sunday 24 March 2024
Laura Netz 15:00
Conny Prantera 15:40
Anastasia Freygang 16:10
closing 16:50

2 Sunday 28 April 2024
Laura Netz 15:00
Maike Zimmerman 15:40
Hannah Kemp-Welch 16:10
closing 16:50

3 Sunday 26 May 2024
Laura Netz 15:00
Nicola Woodham 15:40
Esther Planas 16:10
closing 16:50



Laura Netz 

Participant at hacking culture and noise scene has taken part in many international events, such as exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and concerts. In 2014, she released her first record at the [EdP069] Editora do Porto. In 2015, she launched her independent record label EAM Elektronische-art-and-music. She is well-known in London noise scene where she performs under the moniker Laura Netz / Medial Ages. Nowadays, she is promoting the series Sonic Electronics taking place in London, various venues, where inviting different artists from the community influenced by noise, experimental, electronics and open source music.


Anastasia Freygang

buny operates the mic. there is found sound via buttons, polyrhythmics.
it’s a quest that starts in the body, works cycles.
anastasia freygang facilitates experiments with language.
with a background in site specific interventions both short and long term ( soft beach, l honneur de timur, anatums abode) her practice grew into actively proposing to orientate on acoustic and rhythmic planes ( sonic social events)
buny came about via sampler and diy spaces- tending to improvisation on the spot.
drawing on ragamash, a form of sampling where rhythms and timelines collide, buny is attuning to places and people doing stirring.

Conny Prantera

The Seer is a multimedia live performance that combines spoken word, sound, theatre and video. The project is the creation of London based artist Conny Prantera and is constructed from a series of her poems, collages and paintings that narrate the life of a prophet echoing of Homeric myth, traditional folksong and dreamlike memories.





Maike Zimmerman

Maike Zimmermann is a media artist based in Berlin and London. Her artistic practice explores the intersection of moving image, sound, photography, and narrative concepts, primarily within the realms of live cinema, expanded cinema, video art, and site-specific works. Maike has received numerous awards, including grants from the Arts Council England, the DAAD Promos Travel Scholarship, the Bremer Filmbüro, as well as research grants from the Berlin Senate, Stiftung Kunstfonds, and project funding from the Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler e. V. Most recently she has been a recipient of the Jukeboxx New Media award introduced by the Kaske foundation and neue musikzeitung. She has participated in international exhibitions and residency programs in destinations such as Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York, Stockholm, Sandnessjøen (Norway), and Reykjavik. She holds an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster, London, and a Meisterschüler degree in Art and Media from the Universität der Künste, Berlin.



Hannah Kemp-Welch

Hannah is a sound artist, currently focused on radio art practices. She experiments with simple designs for DIY radios, and amateur broadcasting via citizen bands. During residencies at MoKS (Estonia) and Full of Noises (UK), she developed new designs for very-low-frequency radio recievers to listen to the Earth’s electromagnetic static. She shares these through workshops and zines, to make these technologies accessible. Hannah is a member of feminist radio art group Shortwave Collective, and has produced works for Radio Art Zone (2022), Movement Radio (2022), Radiophrenia (2020-23) and Resonance FM (2020-22).


Nicola Woodham

Nicola Woodham, London based, has composed and performed experimental music since 2014 with extended vocals, free-improvisation, sound poetry and noise. She has always formed alliances with audio technology to create trickery with her voice – thwarting and testing expectations of what sort of sounds should come from her disabled, performing, female identifying body. Nicola is one of a few artists who hand-makes, technically supports and performs publicly with their own e-textiles based digital musical instruments. Her research project ‘Voice making through movement’ has been funded by WITCiH, Jerwood Bursary, Arts Council England, CuratorSpace, the Ampersand Foundation via DASH Arts, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Daphne Oram Trust and Acme Studios. She is a feature maker artist on the Bela Blog https://blog.bela.io/nicola-woodham-e-textile-music-practice/

In 2024 she is developing an accessible live sampler, thanks to Drake Music’s DMLab Accessible Instrument grant which supports work at the intersection of disability, technology and music. She is also mastering an album ‘Parenthesis’.



Esther Planas

Esther Planas, Barcelona 1960 lives between London and Barcelona since 1999. Esther Planas’ research focuses on self-instituting practices during hostile times and spaces. She works with her project Escuela de Calor/School of Calidity to generate a series of ongoing situationist processes where urban sites are found, inhabited, and where unexpected encounters can happen. This “situations” confront and challenge notions of alienation and displacement across the urban context as produced by the politics of the City.






@ Happenstance Gallery

334 Old Street London EC1V 9DR