In Motion 2024 Q&A: Sherry Davis

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Sound and Music’s In Motion programme brings together a diverse group of composers, each with a unique voice and vision. This Q&A series offers a glimpse into their creative worlds, revealing their musical influences, current projects, and aspirations for the future.

Here, we speak to In Motion 2024 composer Sherry Davis.

Can you tell us about your musical influences?

Minnie Ripperton, Rotary Connection, Christopher Tin, Karl Jenkins, Miriam Makeba, Adrian Younge, Mariah Carey, Ludovico Einauldi, Derrick Hodge and Angelique Kidjo.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently working on an EP called Ode to the Ancestors. The EP is part of a wider project of the same name that I am curating, which encompasses a photographic exhibition and film that celebrates the reclamation of African history.

The upcoming EP will feature international collaborations with British, Kenyan and Ukrainian musicians.

What are you looking forward to most about In Motion?

I am hugely excited about being supported to fully immerse myself in the process of learning and growing as a composer, and then write fresh compositions after being armed with new knowledge, new connections and new experiences.

It’s also very exciting to undertake this journey with a coach and mentor, as well as other composers.

Sound and Music is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Network Partner supported by PPL.

In Motion is made possible with the generous support of Arts Council EnglandJerwood Developing Artists FundThe Garrick Charitable Trust, Creative Scotland National Lottery and PRS Foundation.

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