Across a week-long residency, Laura will be collaborating with three composers on three new commissions.

The pieces are specifically designed to expand Laura’s practice as a performer, whether it be through physicality, multilingual performance, expansion of her vocal palette or the development of a choreographed movement language linked to live electronic expansion of the voice.

Snape Residencies provide time and space for creators at all stages of their careers; a supportive environment to create, be curious, and try out new ideas. Open Sessions offer a unique chance to go behind the scenes and experience work-in-progress created during the Residency.

Laura Bowler composer & vocalist
Diana Soh composer
Nwando Ebizie composer
Sivan Cohen Elias composer

About Laura Bowler
Laura Bowler, described as “a triple threat composer-performer-provocatrice” (The Arts Desk) is a composer and vocalist specialising in theatre, multi-disciplinary work and opera. She has been commissioned across the globe by ensembles and festivals including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House, London Sinfonietta, Manchester Camerata, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Quatuor Bozzini (Canada), Ensemble Phace (Austria), Ensemble Linea (France) and Omega Ensemble (Australia). In 2022, she was Composer in Residence with Ensemble Mosaik (Germany), culminating in a portrait concert in Berlin. Her recent projects include: a music theatre work, Houses Slide, for ensemble and vocalist powered by 17 cyclists, commissioned by London Sinfonietta; Distance, a multimedia work for live streamed ensemble (Talea) and vocalist (Juliet Fraser) commissioned by the sound Festival; and her RPS Award-winning Wicked Problems commissioned by sound Festival for herself (vocalist) and Ruth Morley (Bass Flute).

Laura is supported by Diaphonique, Franco-British fund for contemporary music, in partnership with the SACEM, the Friends of the French Institute Trust, the British Council, the Institut français, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Centre National de la Musique, Creative Scotland and the Salabert Fondation

This event is supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund.

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