Producers of Live Music supported by the PRS for Music Foundation - Shortlisted 2016
Suzy collaborates with artists and producers to develop powerful, experimental work. Based in Glasgow, she specialises in working with new and unusual spaces for music, focussing on digital and sited contexts. Her most recent project, Hanna Tuulikki’s Away with the Birds, was made for the Isle of Canna off the west coast of Scotland and was one of the closing events of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. It was performed outdoors in the island’s natural harbour by an ensemble of female singers. Hanna’s piece explores the mimesis of birds in Gaelic song and was created by an inter-disciplinary team of musicians, visual artists, textile artists, dancers, writers, sound recordists, ornithologists, conservationists and anthropologists. Suzy sees nurturing ambition as fundamental to her practice, as seen also in Yann Seznec’s Currents (2014) commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and winner of the Sonic Art category in the 2015 British Composer Awards. Constructed from discarded computer fans and installed in a disused police box, it also toured concert venues in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh as part of the first New Music Biennial. In 2013 Suzy produced Wind Pipes with Sarah Kenchington for the Edinburgh Art Festival, creating a new instrument built from over 100 decommissioned organ pipes that required at least six people to play it. Alongside this, Suzy commissioned a programme of new compositions written for Wind Pipes, creating a unique site for artistic dialogue and experimentation over the period of the festival.