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A radio documentary about photographer Garry Fabian Miller's Three Acres of Colour Project

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001t9jf 

"An inspirational story for the dark days of winter. 

A remarkable five-year project called Three Acres of Colour is taking place on a farm in Wiltshire. The figurehead is acclaimed fine-art photographer Garry Fabian Miller who has been inspired by early 20th Century natural weaver and dyer Ethel Mairet to attempt to grow at scale weld, woad and madder - the dye-plants which yield the primary colours, yellow, blue and red.

Co-creation with Leeds Young Creatives and Fevered Sleep

"It has been 60 years since the last Children’s Day took place in Leeds’ famous Roundhay Park. Drawing inspiration from this part of the city’s heritage, LEEDS 2023 has been working with artists and children from the city to reimagine Children’s Day for Leeds’ Year of Culture. The event, designed by, with and for children, will be a joyful celebration of the children of Leeds and will take place in Soldiers Field in Roundhay Park over the course of Friday 14th  July.

with BBC Concert Orchestra, The Sixteen and 1927

WRITTEN DURING WORKSHOPS WITH RESIDENTS OF WOMEN'S DIRECT ACCESS, MANCHESTER IN 2022.  MANCHESTER'S WORKER BEE SYMBOLISES THE HARD-WORKING SPIRIT OF THE CITY, AND ITS INHABITANTS' WILLINGNESS TO COME TOGETHER. IT IS AN EMBLEM OF THE SOLIDARITY AND
TOGETHERNESS AFTER THE CITY'S DARKEST HOURS. WORKER BEES ARE FEMALE AND USE ALL
THEIR ENERGY AND STRENGTH TO MAINTAIN THE HIVE. THEY ARE ALSO ESSENTIAL CROSS POLLINATORS FOR THE ECOSYSTEM.

ORCHESTRATED FOR STREETWISE OPERA RE:SOUND, AND THE BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA IN 2023.

New Co-Created Commission from Streetwise Opera

A new commission from Streetwise Opera as part of the Re:Sound Festival taking place in '22-'23

"Re:sound is a year-long festival that will encourage artists and audiences to rediscover the cities they live in, through the eyes – and voices – of people who’ve been homeless.

Music for a 3 part Series on BBC R4 on Dante in the 21st C

Bringing Dante into 2021 for experts and the uninitiated alike. Presented by Katya Adler with readings by Michael Sheen

Jerwood Residency and Performance at Snape Maltings, Aldborough

So pleased to have a residency period for my new project (in development with Sound and Music, New Voices) at Snape Maltings, Aldborough, leading to their annual Festival of New.  Working with some amazing artists and voices on this - lots of details coming soon...

2019-2021

'New Voices' with Sound and Music. I'm really excited to be able to develop a new project and expand ways of working over the next 2 years as one of 8 composers selected for this programme.  New Voices is Sound and Music’s artist development programme that supports composers at pivotal stages of their careers to explore new ideas, new sounds and new music.

A Radio Musical Documentary presented by Mary Beard for BBC Radio 4

Accompanied by a Women's Duet and a Chorus of Trolls, Mary Beard uncovers the deliberately concealed story of two Victorian sisters who wrote an iconic Latin text-book, setting it against the ugly 19th and early 20th century opposition to women’s Higher Education and the abuse of clever women today

Strikingly original high-fibre fun, with Victorian verses - Latin and English - set to specially commissioned music by composer Emily Levy, and performed in the Radio Theatre