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. 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 the artistic director of eavesdropping, a series and a symposium in East London, and co-director of all that dust, a little independent label for new music.
As the year turns, it's 'out with the old; in with the new' but first I want to celebrate some of the new things that have come to fruition so far this season. It is always a privilege to premiere brand-new work, and I have so enjoyed performing new pieces by Lara Agar (Musica Sacra Maastricht), Laura Bowler (sound festival), Laurence Crane (Oxford Lieder), Pascale Criton (sound festival), Sivan Eldar (Kettle's Yard), Luke Nickel (hcmf//) and Nicoline Soeter (Transit & November Music). And the new year promises just as much fresh excitement, with forthcoming premieres of works by Annesley Black (ECLAT), Pascale Criton (Tectonics Glasgow), Yonatan Ron (Tel Aviv), Martin Smolka & Anna Zaradny (Acht Brücken & Milano Musica), Øyvind Torvund (Munich Biennale) and Jennifer Walshe (Amsterdam & Vienna). Particular thanks to my duo partners Mark Knoop (piano) and Florentin Ginot (double bass) for being so damn good. Explore my SPECIAL PROJECTS page to find out more.