Tracery is the evolving and modular result of an expectedly collaborative project with composer Cassandra Miller. Resolutely process-led, sessions have developed a form of 'automatic singing' in which Juliet listens to and simultaneously mimics a recorded piece of source material whilst practising (or attempting to practise) a body scan meditation. Source materials have primarily come from non-notated traditions such as Hardanger fiddle tunes, Sacred Harp singing, experimental improvisations and spoken meditations, and were chosen to reveal different immediacies in Juliet's voice. At the heart of the collaboration is a mutual interest in exploring issues around vulnerability, non-performativity and un-singerly-ness. The project is producing several discrete but related pieces, listed here as they emerge: 

Tracery : Handanger 

Tracery: Lazy, Rocking

Tracery : The Slits 


Tracery was commissioned with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, with development time supported by an Open Space residency at Snape Maltings.




7 February: Kammer Klang, Cafe Oto, London (Hardanger)

9 February: St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield (Hardanger)

28 April: Outer Ear series at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago

(HardangerLazy, Rocking; The Slits)

16 June: The Exchange, Penzance (HardangerLazy, Rocking; The Slits)

27 & 28 June: The Chapel, Oxford House in Bethnal Green (HardangerLazy, RockingThe Slits)


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