SATURDAY 28.09.19 / 18:00
Photograph by Gian Traina
Much of Emily Hall's music is formed from close creative relationships with singers and writers and finding her own ways of using technology and live performance.
She has written for the London Sinfonietta, LSO, BBC NOW, the Brodsky Quartet, Opera North, LCO, Hungarian Radio Choir, Aldeburgh Music, Streetwise Opera, Lady Maisery, Allan Clayton, Jodie Landau, Olivia Chaney. Her music is frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 2,3,4 and 6Music and she is the recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, the Genesis Opera Prize, the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award and the Corinthia AIR.
Emily has written 5 operas. Her first, Sante (2006), produced by Aldeburgh Music, was described by The Times as "a dynamic new opera worth everyone's time and hopes”. Her second, a film-opera, The Nightingale and the Rose (2010), written for Streetwise Opera and created with filmmaker Gaelle Denis. Her third opera Folie a Deux (2015), is a concept album/opera, written with Icelandic author Sjon for singers Sofia Jernberg and Allan Clayton toured extensively in 2015/16 and released as an album by Bedroom Community. Her fourth, Found and Lost (2016), is a site-specific opera installation created for the Corinthia Hotel, London, on a month long residency living in a luxury 5 star hotel. Her 5th is a mini 10 minute opera for children performers which was commission as part of Hull New Music Biennial 2017.She has written a trilogy of song cycles with author Toby Litt, on love (Befalling), motherhood (Life Cycle) and death (Rest).
For Emily's performance at Hidden Notes she will be joined by the Stroud Fringe Choir, vocalists Chloe Kempton and Jess Mitchell, pianist Claire Hammond and the other half of Emily's new duo Mandel - Misha Law.