Embedded: Lichfield Fesitval
Lichfield Festival brings the best national and international artists and performers to the West Midlands each year for a summer celebration of classical music (old and new), dance, drama, film, jazz, literature, poetry, visual arts and world music. As part of the Embedded programme, Sound and Music and Lichfield Festival are offering an opportunity for one composer to spend up to eleven months in residence at the festival.
The aim of the residency is for the selected composer to connect broadly with the local community, to create a context for new work which engages with existing and new festival audiences. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to this year’s Lichfield Festival (3-12 July 2015) and will be able to refine their ideas after experiencing the festival for themselves.
Composer-in-Residence: Deborah Pritchard
Deborah holds a synaesthetic approach to composition and has worked closely with visual artists Maggi Hambling and Hughie O’Donoghue. 'Waves and Waterfalls' for chamber ensemble, premiered by Pierre-André Valade and the London Sinfonietta Academy, and 'Wall of Water' for solo violin and string orchestra, premiered by Kenneth Woods and the English String Orchestra with soloist Harriet Mackenzie were both written in response to Hambling’s work with the latter piece being commercially released by Nimbus and reviewed to critical acclaim in Gramophone.
Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation, Embedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.