I am a soprano, specialising in the gnarly edges of contemporary classical music. Most of what I sing is brand-new; much of it is written especially for me. My repertoire spans works for solo voice, voice and electronics, voice and piano, voice and ensemble or, as co-founder of EXAUDI, works for vocal ensemble. I began my career singing early music and I still keep that in that mix. I am artistic director of eavesdropping, a festival for experimental musics in East London, co-director of all that dust, a little independent label for new music, and director of VOICEBOX, a brand-new programme for contemporary vocal performance.
For the second half of 2023 I am taking a semi-sabbatical, during which I have reduced my performing in order to find space to read, think and perhaps write a few things. Also to deliver VOICEBOX (see above). The few performances I am doing during this sabbatical period include Satie's Socrate with Mark Knoop for Music We'd Like to Hear (London), Anthony Braxton's Thunder Music Composition No. 443 and Øyvind Torvund's Plans for Future Operas at Darmstadt Festival, and Rebecca Saunders's Yes with Ensemble Musikfabrik at Wien Modern and the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. In other happy news, I have been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton.