Britten Pears Young Artist 2021/22


Joanna is a composer, performer, and researcher from Newcastle upon Tyne. She is about to finish a Masters in Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Joanna is interested in experimenting with scores and with sound, and her practice ranges across genre and between media, usually in collaboration with other performers, artists and thinkers. Her approach is inherently political, considering how to think along with critical cultural theory in her creative practices. As a vocalist she is interested in contemporary and experimental repertoires as well as songwriting and improvisation, notably with her experimental duo project the mermaid café. Joanna’s research focus is radical liberatory futures of new music; her work on decolonising music higher educations has recently been published in TEMPO New Music Journal.