Emma studied music at Manchester and York Universities. She performs on violin, viola or double bass with Lavolta ensemble, Exeter Contemporary Sounds, Icebreaker and many other groups.
Emma is co-curator with Tony Whitehead of A Quiet Night In, creating performances of quiet contemporary music otherwise neither performed nor widely-known in Devon and providing a context for the exploration of the creative possibilities in quiet/silence.
She is a Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra musician, touring the south west with BSO chamber groups, and co-leading BSO’s Exeter Family Orchestra. Emma is an activist composer whose practice is driven by the climate emergency and our place in it, combining recordings, live instruments and tools/objects, and sometimes eliciting audience participation.
In 2019 she created new pieces for Scare the Horses, the Agatha Christie International Festival, sound for the film Ouroboros Dumnonii and a living musical sculpture for Torbay’s Eyeview festival.