New talk! Sounding Out Intersectionality

Supersonic x Swamp present… Sounding Out Intersectionality

In Conversation: Stephanie Phillips (BIG JOANIE), Shannon Funchess (LIGHT ASYLUM) & Lorena Quintanilla (J. ZUNZ)
Friday 15 January 2021, 19:30 GMT
Live stream via YouTube


Supersonic was founded and is led by womxn, one of our key aims is to be an inspiring space where womxn, trans and non-binary artists who are creating extraordinary new music are celebrated and recognised.


So we’ve teamed up with Swamp Booking, one of Europe’s leading independent agencies, to launch a series of talks that amplify the voices and experiences of womxn, trans and non-binary artists who are creating new music. Together, we’ll be exploring how to create a better working environment and a more cohesive scene, sharing wider perspectives first-hand whilst also focusing on more specific topics such as identity, collaboration, and the use of the body in live performances.


Together with Swamp, we’re delighted to share with you the third instalment of the series on Friday 15 January 2021 – this time we hear from Stephanie Phillips (Big Joanie, co-founder of Decolonise Fest), Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum) and Lorena Quintanilla aka J. Zunz. This conversation entitled Sounding Out Intersectionality will be hosted by journalist, Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley.



[Stephanie, Big Joanie live at Supersonic 2019 – image by Joe Singh]


First coined by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw back in 1989, intersectionality is the acknowledgement that everyone has their own unique experiences of discrimination and oppression and we must consider everything and anything that can marginalise people – gender, race, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, age etc.

Without an intersectional lens, our efforts to tackle inequalities and injustice towards womxn are likely to just end up perpetuating systems of inequalities.

During this talk we’re aiming to explore intersectionality from the perspective of the musician, learning from these three formidable artists how their experiences converge, impact and informs their creative output.


[Shannon, Light Asylum – image by Denise McMullin]

Swamp Booking is a booking agency representing bands from across the globe in Europe, UK and Latin America.
Swamp Booking was founded by Riccardo Biondetti in Berlin in 2012. Since its foundation, Swamp has grown to become one of Europe’s leading independent agencies, promoting some of the most cutting edge artists in rock and experimental music and paving the way for new and compelling acts. Nowadays, Swamp Booking is well known in the music community for the consistency and diversity of its roster, and for having a finger on the pulse of the underground.



FREE (donations welcomed*)

*Whilst these conversations are free to watch, we ask if you’re in a position to, you please contribute what you can afford. Your donations will help to secure the future work of Supersonic, enabling us to support the artists we host and our freelance team. You can donate by buying our merch or making a donation.


[J Zunz – new album ‘Hibiscus’ out now on Rocket Recordings]