Compositions on this forthcoming album will be originals written by Partridge and other well-known Jazz artists. The pieces will portray notable women who, through the ages, have left their mark in science and technology. Their personalities and accomplishments will be evident in each piece. There is artistic and educational value to this project in that it is an original jazz work as well as an inspiring piece of information for young women, STEM Organizations, and the general public. A couple of examples of these musical portraits with working titles are:
“Sky Sweeper”: Maria Mitchell. When astronomy was considered a “feminine” hobby, Maria became the first important female astronomer and advocate for women’s rights in the mid-1800s. She describes the bliss she felt “sweeping the sky” (stargazing). She reported “Miss Mitchell’s Comet” in 1847.
“A Double Life”: Hedy Lamarr. An immensely popular movie star known for her beauty. She co-invented a secret communications system that became the technical backbone of wireless operations. In one lifetime she lived two very opposite lives.