Sound Generator Artist 2022

Super proud to announce I’ve been selected as one of the artists for Sound Generator, Sound UK’s  artist development programme 2022!

The work I’ll be developing has a working title of ‘into the body, into the flesh of the world‘ and investigates the multitudes of experiences within ‘mothering’ and ‘daughtering’. It’s something I desperately need to get out of my system and I’m so happy to be finally working on this idea. On a practical level, I’m going to be looking at how I can use my synths & hardware to create new work in a multichannel, ambisonic context, and playing with new visuals by displaying my sounds using laserbeams.

Sound Generator is funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation.

Busy Visits Episode 5

ALM aka Busy Circuits came to see me at Asylum for a studio visit on a searingly hot day in summer 2021! The video they made just dropped on their YouTube channel.

Soundscape workshop @ The Art Station

I’ll be running a creative soundscape workshop for ages up to 11, where we’ll write a story and then make and perform a soundscape together using vocals, electronic instruments and foley sounds. Tuesday 12 April 2022 10am-12.30pm, Art Station, Saxmundham.

OULAN live at the Sonic Arts Research Centre

Una Lee and myself played a lunchtime concert in Belfast on 24 Feb 2022, which was livestreamed. Our 50-minute improvisatory performance is up on the SARC YouTube channel now.

Texts used in this performance include excerpts from Água Viva by Clarice Lispector, A Hundred Thousand Billion Poems by Raymond Queneau and The Glass menagerie by Tennesse Williams.

OULAN combines the sonic forces of Loula Yorke (electronics) and Una Lee (vocals), co-recipients of the Oram Award 2020. This exciting collaboration inspires the two artists to bring their best elements to the improvisational table: Lee’s sublime vocal work navigates in real-time through her diverse musical languages, arriving in an eerie envelopment of Yorke’s ephemeral, aleatoric electronics, producing a dynamic, colourful yet intimate soundscape.

Deliaphonic 2022

VERY excited to have been confirmed for the line-up for Deliaphonic 2022.

Deliaphonic is a flagship project produced by The Tin Music and Arts with local Delia enthusiasts Martin Leape and Alex Miles. It is an annual celebration of the life and work of Delia Derbyshire, usually around the anniversary of her birth, which takes place in her home town of Coventry.  This year Deliaphonic is across 4 days, and includes work by Cosey Fanni Tutti and Natalie Sharp.

I will performing live in Coventry Cathedral on 6th March 2022, supporting Lone Lady, alongside Jerry Dammers and Richard Norris.

Natalie Sharp and myself are presented by the Oram Awards.

Young Visionaries – Norwich Arts Centre workshop

Young Visionaries will be launching at Norwich Arts Centre on Tuesday 15 February 3pm – 7pm offering FREE creative workshops spanning across music, arts, photography, writing, radio and dance. These workshops aim to give young creatives a taster of what Young Visionaries will have to offer.

If you are aged 11-19 and interested in creative arts and performance opportunities, or would like to develop or learn creative skills then join one of our 45 minute workshops on the day.

Workshops will be led by local creatives including Amy Nomvula (radio), Loula Yorke (music), Helen Szirtes (writing), Tricia Mercer-David (drawing), Priya Oades (photography) and Glasshouse Dance (welcome dance warm-up). These will be followed by live music performances to be confirmed.

NEW YEAR 🤩 NEW COLLABORATOR 🤩 NEW DATES

16 Jan 2022, Norwich Arts Centre – Loula Yorke

8 Feb 2022, Colchester Arts Centre – OULAN

14 Feb 2022, Cafe Oto – OULAN

24 Feb 2022, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast – OULAN

6 Mar 2022 – TBA – Loula Yorke

OULAN is Loula Yorke (electronics) and Una Lee (vocals), co-recipients of the Oram Award 2020. This exciting collaboration inspires the two artists to bring their best element to the improvisational table: Lee’s sublime vocal work navigates in real-time through her diverse musical languages, arriving in an eerie envelopment of Yorke’s ephemeral, aleatoric electronics, producing a dynamic yet intimate; a serene yet colourful soundscape. Listen to our live sampler here. Hear more from us in 2022!