I am currently working with the wonderful cellist Amy Jolly to develop a set of variations on Britten's Tema which is a part of both of our PhD Research. Two are complete and we are now developing two more - some of the set will be performed at Borough New Music in June 2018. I am also excited to be writing a new piece for Ensemble Via Nova (Flute, Clarinet, Accordion, Violin and Cello) to be premiered at the London Ear Festival on the 24th March. Before that, on the 3rd March, I will be running some workshops at Shoreditch Town Hall of a new open score installation called Traversing the Score happening as a part of the Festival of Contemporary Music for All




Hollie is a composer, researcher and curator of musical happenings in the UK and overseas. She is currently working towards a PhD in composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as the first recipient of the Trinity Laban RDP Scholarship. Read More...



I am very excited to be sponsored by 3dio and to be using one of their Free Space XLR Binaural Microphones to document my PhD research. Watch and listen here. You can find out more about the company and this wonderful microphone system here.

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Composer in Residence, 2017

In 2017, I was Composer in Residence with CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) and worked with them on a project entitled 'Movements in Space', a proposal directly related to my PhD thesis exploring the arena, ensemble and action spaces of music, through composition. I wrote three new open score pieces for the ensemble and helped to select the other repertoire for the concert. My pieces were devised through workshops and rehearsals, so the process often involved collaboration and required me to direct aspects of rehearsals.

This residency has led to an ongoing relationship with the ensemble that has seen me lead workshops on their Summer School in Orkney, and at the 2018 Festival of Contemporary Music for All.