Photos credits: 1. Performance, Lukas Binder 2. Grass, Shirley Pegna ,3 Over Shoulder, Lukas Binder 4. Mic Check, Lukas Binder, 5. B&W, Unknown 6. Sound Check, James Poke.
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.