I am a soprano, specialising in the gnarly edges of contemporary classical music. Most of what I sing is brand new; much of what I sing has been written especially for
me — it's a voyage of discovery. I am also the founder of eavesdropping, a series and a symposium in East London, and co-director
of all that dust, a new label for new music.
When I'll be able to get back up on stage is anyone's guess but my PERFORMANCES page will be kept up-to-date as things develop. In the meantime, I am putting energy into commissioning some new tunes: in 2021 I shall be
working closely with composers Lara Agar, Laurence Crane, Pascale Criton and Luke Nickel. This sort of work feels resilient; it can at least be advanced with the participants
in different cities and, if necessary, in pyjamas.
Recently, I have spent more time writing words about being a performer and collaborator than time actually
performing or collaborating. The latest offering is 'Inside Out', a video essay made with filmmaker Jessie Rodger for Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik – Festival for Time
Issues. This essay layers raw footage of me in my erstwhile London studio space, reading my own words, reflecting on the words of
others and doing my practice: the result is a strange and intimate glimpse into one artist’s efforts to keep creative and connected. 'Inside Out' is available
on demand via the MaerzMusik website
until 7 May 2021.
If you want cheering up, here is a rather silly song that I used as the closing music for the video:
Juliet's current projects have been generously supported by Arts Council England's National Lottery Project
PRS Foundation's The Open Fund and the RVW Trust.