Liz Dilnot Johnson

Award: Fusion Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Dance/Contemporary

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: West Midlands


Liz Johnson studied composition with Philip Cashian at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Her music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and performed extensively in the UK and around the world. Johnson’s ‘breath-taking’ double album Intricate Web is performed by the eminent Fitzwilliam String Quartet with clarinetist Ronald Woodley and vocalist Loré Lixenberg. Ex Cathedra regularly sings Johnson’s music and the choir is planning two new choral projects with the composer. Finalist in the British Composer Awards, Johnson has received many awards and commissions, including working with Ensemble Bash, BCMG, Kyle Horch, The Opera Group, Roderick Williams, and the BBCSO.
Liz has been selected for the Sound and Music ‘New Voices’ Artist Development programme with additional support from Arts Council England to create Scintilla, a new multidimensional work exploring mental health and isolation, with choreographer/dancer Dane Hurst, clarinettist Jack McNeill with live electronics designed by formuls. Other 2019 projects include Triptych II for theorbo with lutenist Matthew Wadsworth and a new work for drumkit/percussion solo Three Deaths, Three Griefs.