Enquiry Residency: Glorybox
‘Emphasising the power of the ‘chosen family’ as an important site of queer experience and resistance, this residency will give us space to explore the role of collaborative music-making in creating communities of care, and to better understand the social processes at work in these spaces. We will collaborate with people of marginalised genders in different fields, combining artistic, therapeutic and anthropological practice to expand our knowledge, examining the relationships at work (and play) in creative spaces through the lens of family therapists and visual artists. Inspired by a desire to address gender injustice in the music industry and beyond, this enquiry feels vital to us as queer women/people, as well as to the wider music sector, and we are very much looking forward to the opportunity to share our learning with our communities.’ - Glorybox.
Our enquiries are cross-sector residencies grounded in research, combining theory and practice. They allow artists, researchers and other practitioners to work collaboratively and delve more deeply into questions about music’s place, purpose and function in the world.
We believe in an ethos of co-production, enabling collaboration with experts and those with lived experience from the very early stages of a project. We would like to see experimentation around different ways of co-creating work with participants.
Glorybox is a queer feminist three-piece band playing synth-driven, energising and genre-blending tunes which draw on a love of 90s dance and RnB, with an edge of rock. We released our debut EP, Ripple the Calm, in 2020. We love to play high-energy gigs that feel like parties, and have played in a variety of venues across London, including our own promotions. As well as writing and performing our own music, we have written and continue to add to a dancefloor-filling set of 90s dance mashups. Outside of playing, we are all organisers with small music charity Girls Rock London and are committed to broadening participation in music for underrepresented groups.