An exploration of the life and music of one of the most distinctive voices in European music today, in the intimate setting of the Library of The Red House, Aldeburgh.

Dr Lucy Walker will host a "live listen" of a Discovery Session podcast about Cassandra Miller, followed by a Q&A discussion. The conversation will dive into details of Cassandra’s musical life and significant achievements, in the cosy setting of Benjamin Britten's former library.

Bold, kind-hearted, wistful, brave, simple, sophisticated… miraculously beautiful

Herald Scotland on the music of Cassandra Miller

About Cassandra Miller

Dr Cassandra Miller (1976) is a Canadian composer of vocal, chamber and orchestral music, living in London, UK. Her works are published by Faber Music.

Miller’s notated compositions (About Bach, Duet for Cello and Orchestra, Philip the Wanderer) explore transcription as a creative process, through which the expressive vocal qualities of pre-existing music are both magnified and transfigured. Her non-notated compositions (So Close, Tracery) take the form of extended collaborations with solo musicians. Using an approach that combines automatic singing and mimicry, Miller creates vulnerable and hospitable spaces for deep listening.

Cassandra received of one of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s 2021 Awards for Artists, and twice received the the Jules-Léger Prize for New Chamber Music, Canada’s highest recognition for composition – for Bel Canto in 2011 and About Bach in 2016. Two recent releases by the Another Timbre label have received wide acclaim, including a four-star review in the Guardian and inclusion on New Yorker’s Ten Notable Recordings of 2018. In 2019, About Bach received a nomination for the Classical Composition of the Year Juno Award. The Duet for Cello and Orchestra written for Charles Curtis and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra was hailed as one of the ‘best classical music works of the 21st century’ (The Guardian, 2019).

Cassandra Miller is one of the featured artists in the 2023 Aldeburgh Festival.

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