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.