Eve Harrison

Award: Fusion Fund

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: North West

Website: www.eveharrison.co.uk

Eve is a composer, trumpet player and workshop leader whose practice thrives on collaboration and cultural curiosity. Her output encompasses many genres, ranging from large orchestral scores to mixed media, electronics, chamber, vocal and solo instrumental works for both amateurs and professionals.

Commissions include London Sinfonietta - Blue Touch Paper Scheme, 2 new operas for Opera North Youth Company, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Art of Change - The Reckoning, beatboxer Jason Singh (PRSF Women Make Music), Scottish Ensemble, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and Big Noise.

Her successful acceptance to the London Sinfonietta Jerwood Blue Touch Paper Scheme resulted in an immersive sound and light work, in collaboration with BREAD art, and an ambitious commission by Leeds Light Nights both pushing the concept of developing audience interaction with contemporary classical music, firstly using their smart phones and secondly using responsive LED roofing in a public space. Her opera, Hera’s List, toured to Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival and her music theatre work is featured in Michael Hall’s book: Music Theatre in Britain 1960-1975. Eve was the recipient of the Alan Rawsthorne Composer Award, won first prize in the Heriot Watt Composer’s Competition and has attended the prestigious St Magnus Composer Course.

Eve is co-director of contemporary music collective and ensemble Sounds of the Engine House. Formed in 2011, Sounds of the Engine House have gone on to play at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, toured the north of England (funded by Sound and Music), and performed at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2014, alongside Lore Lixenberg and Ian Watson. They are equally comfortable performing in concert halls, or more unusual location; pubs, art galleries, and even an engine house (which is where their name is derived).

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