Francisco Javier Noya

27-November 15:45h-18:00h

Gender equality in classical music

Javier Noya (Santiago de Compostela, 1966) is a Full Professor in the Department of Methodology and Theory at the Complutense University, where he also directs the MUSYCA (Music, Society and Artistic Creativity) research group. In MUSYCA, he collaborated with María Setuain on a groundbreaking study on gender inequality in symphony orchestras in Spain. Among other activities, he has coordinated the Sociology of Culture and the Arts Group of the Spanish Federation of Sociology and worked as Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute. Among other books, he has published MUSYCA. Música, Sociedad y Creatividad Artística [MUSYCA: Music, Society and Artistic Creativity] with other members of the Research Group of the same name, while his solo publications include: Armonía universal: música, globalización cultural y política internacional [Universal Harmony: Music, Cultural Globalization and International Politics] (Biblioteca Nueva) and Sociología de la música [Sociology of Music] (Tecnos). His book El muro de sonido: cambio social y desigualdad de género en la música culta, el jazz y el rock [The Wall of Sound: Social Change and Gender Inequality in Classical Music, Jazz and Rock] was recently published.