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.
May marks the beginning of some actual concerts. All in the UK for now, and mostly to no audience, but it's a start. It's a pleasure to be back with my ensemble, EXAUDI, for our usual mix of the old and the new: quirky old music by Vicentino, Marenzio and Gesualdo appears in programmes for the Wigmore Hall and City University Summer Sounds, and brand-new music in 'EXPOSURE2021'. In June I take on Samuel Beckett's Not I in a double bill with Morton Feldman's Three Voices, performed only for a live audience at Snape Maltings.
During the quiet times I have been putting energy into commissioning some new tunes: in 2021 I shall be working closely with composers Lara Agar, Laurence Crane, Laura Bowler, Pascale Criton and Luke Nickel. Explore my SPECIAL PROJECTS page to find out more.