Viral Music was an online community music and writing project that I ran for residents of the Bradford District. It was funded by the Bradford Council Covid-19 Response Fund, and ran for two weeks during May 2020.
Participants of all abilities, ages and backgrounds collaborated online, creating and developing musical and lyrical themes, exploring the experience of life in lockdown.
For more information on Viral Music, including feedback from participants, click here.
The Not So Ugly Sisters
Since February 2020, I have been recording, mixing and mastering accompanying music, to be played during performances of The Not So Ugly Sisters, a Leeds Playhouse, Red Ladder and Wrongsemble co-production.
The music was performed by a variety of session musicians and includes piano, keyboard, drums, acoustic, bass and electric guitars, and brass instruments.
Some virtual instrumentation has also been added using sampled music libraries.
In February and March 2020, I worked as an Actor and Musician at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire, working with pupils to devise a musical performance based on the Easter Story.
This also involved performing accompanying music during rehearsals and performance, recording pupils’ voices and creating vocal backing tracks, and creating soundscape tracks using sound effects, samples, instruments and synthesisers.