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Since graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2016 I have developed a career performing at weddings, with orchestras and leading an SEND group of 16-25’s teaching composition. In 2021 I completed a masters at the University of Hull where I began learning jazz and wrote about the transition from classical to jazz. Since graduating I have performed improvised music over soundscapes with The Broken Orchestra and Stewart Baxter & Mark Slater. These projects have been commissioned by Freedom Festival Arts Trust (FFAT), Sound and Music (SaM), and Hull Jazz Festival (HJF). All performances have included visual aspects or have been in unusual spaces including Rooted (urban farm), Hull’s Tidal Barrier, Ferens Art Gallery and under Luke Jerram’s Gaia.
I successfully applied to the SaM Composer-Curator programme in 2022 through which I began combining the harp with Ableton to explore the world of sound manipulation and composition. I ran workshops with local music groups & created performances in unusual spaces to showcase this music. In 2023 I wrote 3 songs funded by Hull City Council, produced by Kobby Taylor, that form the start of a musical about a couple planning their wedding whilst balancing the expectations of their families’ cultural traditions.
Most recently, I have securing funding from Art’s Council England to continue exploring Ableton and immersive performance through the Developing Your Creative Practice fund. Throughout 2024, I will undertake a period of research, training, and experimentation to develop new skills and creative material for recording and live immersive performance. I will develop skills in improvisation and composition on the harp, and fully explore the use of electronic, pre-recorded sounds and live manipulation using effects pedals and Ableton. Using Ableton, I will begin combining music with visual effects with a vision to create live immersive performances.
The Dyr Sister
The Dyr Sister's Fairy-tales for the Modern Gentleman is an ever-growing compendium of anti-ballads chronicling the banality of modern existence.
Combining contemporary folk with post-hiphop and electronic music genres the Dyr Sister's songs are delivered with driving percussive beats via a backdrop of strings including Viola/Guitar (Sally Currie), Harp (Stephanie Halsey) and Bass Guitar (Sarah Shiels) and layered with haunting and ethereal vocal harmonies. This is a devastatingly beautiful expression of what it means to be alive and kicking and still telling tales in these bleak times.
This project brings together an outstanding collection of musicians from Kingston-Upon-Hull and the surrounding areas.