Alicia Jane Turner

Award: Fusion Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Other

Location: London


Alicia Jane Turner is a composer, sound designer, violinist and performance artist whose work spans contemporary theatre, new classical music and live art. Her compositions fuse the textures of noise music and ambient minimalism to create raw, visceral and intricately layered sonic experiences. In her work and research she explores the gendered politics of silence and noise, and asks questions about physicality, identity and vulnerability through a queer, feminist lens. She has received commissions from the London Philharmonia Orchestra, Spitalfields Music and Rich Mix, and her work has been performed at venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, The Almeida, Battersea Arts Centre and Brighton Dome with her work in contemporary theatre touring internationally. She was a Bang on a Can composer fellow in 2018 and holds an MA in Theatre and Performance.
The Help Musician’s Fusion Fund affords me the time, support and resources to lead a collaborative project between theatre, research and music while reimagining new ways to create remotely. The Fusion Fund will support the research, remote development and creation of a theatre experience titled Thirst Trap for which I will collaborate with writer, artist and theatre-maker Rachael Young. Thirst Trap is an intimate, immersive performance about climate change and the evolution of the ocean designed for audiences to experience at home in isolation.