Our website brings together women composers from past and present, near and far. You can browse, search, or listen to samples of a wide variety of orchestral and chamber music, including electronic and live electronic music, choral works, and opera.
Find music by women composers. You can search by genre, instrumentation, title, or duration. We are continually expanding our database (which is already one of the most extensive in the world).
The Association of Swedish Women Composers (Kvinnlig Anhopning av Svenska Tonsättare – KVAST) is a nonprofit organization that works to bring music by women composers to a wider audience: in concert halls, on experimental stages, in auditoriums and musical venues of all kinds, throughout Sweden and around the world. More and more women are now being trained as composers. We are writing a new history.
The more artists’ voices we hear, the richer our musical culture!
KVAST seeks to be both a forum and a facilitator for discussions of all kinds of issues concerning women and new music.
KVAST’s history is not a long one! It began in the spring of 2008, when a group of Swedish women composers came together on the initiative of the composer Karin Rehnqvist and decided to write to the orchestras and concert halls of Sweden with a call to action.
Read the letter ›
Membership in KVAST is open to everyone: composers, musicians, and interested members of the public, both women and men. If you sympathize with our goals and want to help us achieve them, support us by becoming a member!