I was commissioned to compose a multimedia song cycle by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen. The work included six original songs for children’s chorus and the CBSO and a series of short films created by filmmaker Claudia Lee.

The project involved workshops with 300 primary school children from Birmingham and their teachers.

Each class wrote a new fairytale based on an original Hans Christian Andersen tale and composed instrumental music to accompany their stories.

Film maker – Claudia Lee

Composer – Hannah Conway