In a Snape Residency, Magnus Westwell will develop music and performance which will be the beginnings of a new record, and a live interdisciplinary music and dance production to be released and premiered in 2024.

They will be exploring different methods of co-creating music and dance simultaneously in the studio. Working collaboratively with two dance artists, Magnus will develop new music and performance which will be the beginnings of a new record, and a live interdisciplinary music and dance production to be released and premiered in 2024.

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.

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


About Magnus Westwell
Magnus Westwell is a Scottish artist, composer, choreographer and performer based in London.

Magnus’ work spans the euphoric and desolate, searching within ineffable emotional states to explore physical and sonic cathartic intimacy.

They have received commissions from Sadler’s Wells, Amsterdam Dance Event and The Mandrake Hotel. Their digital work has featured on BBC4 and FACT Magazine.

Magnus has worked with Dua Lipa and Marcelino Sambé as Movement Director; featured in the Louis Vuitton SS22 campaign; and composed the soundtrack for Paolo Carzana’s SS23 runway at London Fashion Week.

As a Young Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, Magnus was commissioned to create three new works performed across two years, including a collaboration with Machine Woman and Jacob Sutton which featured on Nowness, and a sold-out production on the Sadler’s Wells Main Stage.

Over the past year, Magnus has performed their new work - Sunder - across UK music venues and clubs, including Cafe OTO, FOLD, Ormside Projects and The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow. Now in its final stages of development, Magnus hopes to release the album in early 2024.

Magnus is currently developing a new live collaborative work with Machine Woman, supported by Arts Council England.


About Machine Woman
Machine Woman is a sound artist, image creator, and the driving force behind the experimental electronic music label, Take Away Jazz Records. She hosts a regular show on Rinse FM, highlighting emerging talent within the electronic music scene, and has performed internationally at renowned clubs and festivals including Berghain, Dark MOFO, Mutek Montreal, Retextured & Insomnia.


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