100 VOICES // NHS is launched on it’s U.K. tour – BBC Radio 3 make a beautiful feature celebrating the immersive installation which platforms invisible voices of patients, staff and visitors from 12 hospitals across the U.K. interwoven with four newly commissioned arias (4 PORTRAITS – words by Hazel Gould) and digital vocal synthesised transitioned created by sound designer extraordinaire David Sheppard!
Premiere of 4 PORTRAITS – new arias created after 5 months research and conversation in 12 hospitals across the U.K.
Awarded a UCL Music Futures Grant to pilot This Room at UCL PEARL in collaboration with CHAMPIONS (UCL/De Montfort University) – exploring how different sonic environments affect audience’s emotive state and response to immersive sound installation This Room. Testing the piece on interdisciplinary professionals connected to temporary acommodation – in urban planning, housing, healthcare, homelessness sectors.
Excited to release a new series of work This Room and FLY/WORK/GROW highlighting the devastating impact of temporary accommodation on the health and wellbeing of children in the UK. Click here to listen and read more.
I present and create a programme about my work ‘Hear My Voice’ with producer Tom Alban; broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and recognised as Pick Of The Week in the Sunday Times and by BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the week. Click here to listen to the programme.
The Sound Voice Project is awarded the European FEDORA Digital Prize!
Awarded an Ivor Novello Academy Award – Sound Art category for The Sound Voice Project.
I am nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in the Sound Art category!
The Sound Voice Project is nominated for the European FEDORA Digital Prize!
Humbled that Tom Seligman has made this beautiful podcast episode for Five Senses Music about me!
Awarded the prestigious Alternate Realities Award for the most innovative non fiction work at Sheffield Doc Fest 2022!
Nice article in The Guardian today promoting our concert on the 27th.
The Sound Voice Project live concert tours to Kings Place, London. We perform live on BBC Radio 3 – In Tune and interviews on BBC Radio 4‘s Today Programme.
The Sound Voice Project installation tours to Kings Place, London – with fantastic news coverage in The Sunday Times. Thanks to BBC Radio 3 Music Matters for a beautiful feature.
BBC Breakfast Television feature Tanja – one of the chapters of The Sound Voice Project’s immersive sound installation.
Sound Voice launches our first installation and live concert performances at Britten Pears Arts. The Sound Voice Project premieres at Festival Of New.
The BBC Television cover Sound Voice and Paul’s Aria!
We record ‘Paul’ on stage at the London Coliseum with Roddy Williams and Paul Jameson. BBC and journalist for The Observer Mag in attendance. Watch this space! #soundvoice #paul
BBC Radio 3 Music Matters cover Sound Voice #Canyouhearmyvoice
Launch of www.soundvoice.org
Key moderator for Connect for Creativity conference (British Council, ATOLYE in collaboration with ATOLYE and Abdullah Gul University in Turkey, Bios in Greece and Nova Iskra in Serbia. Creative Explorations: From Social Entities to Ubiquitous Systems: ‘How digital is changing the way we relate to each other’.
Key Moderator for EU Creatives Unite conference: The first opportunity since COVID-19 for a direct dialogue of the Cultural and Creative Sectors with Commissioner Gabriel, the European Parliament and the Council.
Awarded Arts Council England project grant and UCL Innovation and Enterprise funding for Sound Voice December 2019 Awarded UCL Culture funding for Sound Voice!
Presenting again for Radio 3 at the BBC Proms
Appointed as Artistic Director of Streetwise Opera!
Dare To Dream – Premiere of newly commissioned work, a multimedia piece at the Albert Hall for 900 young people including performers in Bangladesh, Uganda and Syria.
First performances of new work Tale of Two Dragons, for the BBC Singers at Milton Court Concert Hall, London
Premiere and performances of my new work, Water in the Desert, Abu Dhabi NYU Theatre commissioned by the Ministry of Tolerance and Cranleigh Abu Dhabi.
Presenter for BBC Radio 3 at the BBC Proms
Prom 49: Agenda Gender
Prom 41: The story behind Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem
Prom 47: In conversation with composer Philip Venables
Music Director and Composer for the English National Opera Youth residency summer programme
R&D in Abu Dhabi to prepare Water In the Desert commissioned by the Ministry of Tolerance and Cranleigh International
Preparing new opera commission for Abu Dhabi NYU theatre (for performance in October 2018)
Invited to be key moderator for the European Commission at their European Cultural Forum 2017, Milan, Italy
Premiere of new commission A Young Known Voice for the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican, December 20th 2017.
Performance of Towards Another World, a promenade opera for the English National Opera at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Adjudicator for BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, London.
Threads of the Past, a new work for the English National Opera Youth Company based on Verdi’s Freya Wyn-Jones (director), Ruth Paton (designer)
We won the Education Middle East Performing Arts Award for our opera Beautiful World!
The premiere of We Are The Light, a piece I wrote with teenagers and conservatoire students for the Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen. Such an affecting project about remembrance and family based on the Mozart Requiem, performed in the national remembrance day service. Very proud of this project and all the participants – a special one.
A unique chance to create new music with audiences for Opera Forward Festival, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam. Initiating wonderful collaborations with Syrian musicians, currently living as refugees in the Netherlands and in Germany (notably Aeham Ahmad), opera singers and student performers from conservatoires from all over the Netherlands.
Great fun performing and presenting on stage at the Barbican, London UK performances of my new work for the Britten Sinfonia: Max The Brave. Based on award winning Ed Vere’s picture books.
Opportunity to create an exciting new work for English National Opera Youth Company, based on Ryan Wigglesworth’s ‘Winter’s Tale’. Freya Wyn-Jones (director), Matt Sharp (cellist), Hannah Conway (composer/MD)
National Theatre, Abu Dhabi – first performance of our newly devised youth opera, Beautiful World for royal family and Ministry of Culture. Karen Gillingham (director), Hannah Conway (composer/MD), Natasha Khamjani (choreographer), Ruth Paton (designer)
Engaged as composer for research & development project for GIANT, a new tree opera for young performers commissioned by Arts and Gardens and Mahogony Opera. Performances in Alexandra Palace Park, London UK
Delighted that excerpts from my opera The Freedom Game are to be performed at the Heads of State International Ceremony at Runnymede to mark 800th Anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta and at the Charter Fair.
World premiere of The Freedom Game at the Royal Albert Hall. Conducted by Tim Murray, directed by Karen Gillingham, libretto by Sir Richard Stilgoe, composed by Hannah Conway
Invited to be composer at this year’s LAB in Den Haag, The Netherlands.
Back on stage to perform and present with the Britten Sinfonia, I Want My Hat Back concerts, returning after sell-out performances at the BBC Proms.
Exciting news! Commissioned by Surrey Arts to compose a community opera to celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta to be performed in the Royal Albert Hall in May 2015. The opera is for 1500 singers and an orchestra of 80 players and will be directed by Karen Gillingham and libretto by Richard Stilgoe.
Embarked on an amazing trip to Mumbai and Bangalore in collaboration with Songbound and Joe Walters to work with children from slum communities and under-privileged communities in the city. We created a fantastical story based on a bird called the Dream Catcher – a bird who catches the dreams of children in Mumbai and puts them up into the sky. Incredible experience with kids, brilliant to work with such talented local choir leaders and a project I will never forget.