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COMPOSHER

  • EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) 11-17 Stoke Newington Road London, England United Kingdom (map)

Theatre - Unallocated Seating

ComposHER is a new concert celebrating the best new music to moving picture, featuring a stunning roster of some of the best women composers writing for the screen today. The aim of the concert is not only to showcase this incredible talent in the UK, of composers scoring film, TV and more, but also to inspire the next generation of women composers and to seek to make this area of the industry as inclusive as possible for future generations. 

With composition being one of the most unequal areas of the global music industry, much work to tackle this has already taken place: 2018 saw the launch of the UK Women Composers’ Forum, as well as a new global database of women composers writing for visual media on FreeTheBid.com. This concert seeks to continue to support and empower the UK women composers’ community, towards further progression and change in 2019. 

Many of the performances will be introduced or accompanied by the composers, with the 2 hour concert separated into two halves of music performed from all areas of visual media, to encompass the diverse nature of the British industry, showcasing works for film, TV, theatre and video games. The musical genres of the performances will also vary to feature classical composition, vocal performance alternative & electronic music and ensemble performances, played by the London Contemporary Orchestra.

The composers being showcased are: Carly Paradis, Jessica Jones (selected by the NFTS to represent their alumni), Anne Nikitin, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Kate Simko, Jessica Curry, Jocelyn Pook, Nainita Desai, Imogen Heap (music performed by LCO and SHE Choir), Alev Lenz, Claire M Singer and Amelia Warner.

Composer Spotlight:

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Imogen Heap is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and audio engineer. She is particularly well known for her track ‘Hide and Seek’, which was featured in ‘00s series The O.C. More recently, Imogen composed the music for the West End play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and invented MU.MU musical gloves.

As of March 2019, Heap has received two Grammy Awards, one Ivor Novello Award, and one Drama Desk Award.

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 Nainita Desai is a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and a recent winner of the Music+Sound Award for Best Feature Film Score, a Women in Sync Awards 2016 Nominee, RTS Craft Award 2014 Nominee for Best Original Music, and RTS Scotland Awards 2014.

Nainita recently scored two features: the BFI psychological horror Darkness Visible (Dir: Neil Biswas, co-creator of Sky 1 Lucky Man), and WW2 thriller Ni’ihau, filmed at Pinewood Malaysia. 

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Jessica Curry is a BAFTA-winning composer of contemporary classical music. Her work has been performed in diverse and high-profile venues around the world from The Barbican to Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall to MOMI in New York. Jessica presents High Score on ClassicFM, a show dedicated to the best video game music. 

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 Kate Simko has carved an international career as an electronic music producer, film composer, live performer, and DJ. Kate launched her own ensemble London Electronic Orchestra in 2014. The core LEO ensemble, featuring harp, strings, and Kate on keys, has performed at prestigious venues and festivals worldwide, and released the debut ‘Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra’ album via The Vinyl Factory in 2016.

This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s