Fiona Harrison Space/Time Artist 2021

Fiona Harrison Space/Time Artist 2021

Fiona has been selected to take part in Space/Time 2021, a creative retreat for older early career artists run by Magnetic North in partnership with Luminate.

I am a Scottish-based Composer and sound artist.  This is my second career, having worked in the Scottish Government and City of Edinburgh Council in my main career.

After I retired a little early, I decided to go to Edinburgh College as a mature student, to study music, eventually progressing to a Degree in Music Performance (Composition) composing contemporary classical music and electroacoustic music.  From there I went on to study a Masters degree in Digital Composition and Performance at Edinburgh University.  It is certainly never too late to learn!

As a composer and sound artist, I am very interested in acousmatic experimental music and classical art music, and in bringing this to audiences in new and interesting ways.  In particular, I am inspired by the growing area of ecology and music and by the sounds of the natural environment, which I often use in my work.

I was one of five Scottish Composers chosen to compose new works, during lockdown, for the Sound Festival last year.