Starting in 2014 Volker Schier and Corine Schleif contacted several potential project partners and traveled to meet with them. Subsequently a small group from Lund, Leuven and Arizona began exchanging ideas in Skype conversations. From the 26th to the 30th of October, 2015, a preliminary workshop was held in Germany.  20 participants from 9 countries traveled together, visiting 6 women's monasteries (Medingen, Ebstorf, Wienhausen Lüne, Gnadenberg, Altomünster), giving papers, a concert, viewing art and architecture, studying the acoustics of cloisters and nuns' galleries, singing, and listening to the cantus sororum, and planning the project. Currently the project is seeking funding from foundations and corporate sponsors.