Claire M Singer (UK)
Ph. Martin Gray
Claire M Singer is a composer and performer of acoustic and electronic music, author of film music and installations. Known for her experimental approach to the organ, her work draws inspiration from the landscape of her native Scotland, exploring rich harmonic textures and complex nuances that create ever-changing melodic and rhythmic patterns. Three of her works published on Touch feature her playing both organ and cello. Venues where she has performed include Queen Elizabeth Hall; Glasgow Cathedral; Tate Modern. About her The Guardian wrote “Claire M Singer really knows how to get the best out of this magnificent instrument, creating moments of prolonged ecstasy”.
She won the Oram Award in 2017 and the Festival Castell de Peralada Award for the best soundtrack in 2019 (Tell It To The Bees). In 2020 his work Gleann Ciùin was nominated for the Ivor Novello Award, commissioned by the London Contemporary Orchestra. Recent projects include a collaboration with Chris Watson for organ field recordings, orchestra and choir premiered at the Organ Reframed festival, in Union Chapel in 2022.