Hannah has been a professional composer, arranger, producer and performer for three years. In this short time, her innovative music at the boundaries of classical, pop, jazz, electronic and sound art has already secured commissions from Lucas Studios, Orchestra of St John’s, Jazz South, Audiograft Festival and Oxford Contemporary Music and funding from Arts Council England, Oxford Culture Fund and Oxford Contemporary Music. Recent productions and compositions have been featured by Gramophone Magazine, Clash, Songlines, Spotify, Apple Music, BBC Radio 1, 2, 6 and 3 and premiered at the Ashmolean Proms. She has toured the UK, Netherlands and Australia performing.
She is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, playing music from a young age and going on to win an award for the highest Grade 8 piano distinction in her county. From a state school background, she worked hard to achieve a First Class BA Music from Oxford University before taking a break from music to work in roles which combined her interest in the arts and in socio-environmental justice. These included co-founding a sustainable food organisation, founding a feminist folk initiative and becoming a Director of Ethno England and Tandem Festival.
Hannah now works at Upcycled Sounds recording studio as a Director and Producer, as well as managing their record label roster and facilitating their electronic music residential. She has been Artist in Residence with Fusion Arts for the last year and plays with various groups. At the moment she is focused on her alt pop/sound art duo pecq, electro/classical composition and further jazz education.
Praise for Hannah’s work:
‘Delicious poise and adventurous production’ – BBC Radio 6
‘Beautiful. Blew me away’ – BBC Radio 1
‘Welcomely eclectic. A unique soundscape and feel’ – Songlines Magazine
‘Fast becoming one of our favourites. Pioneering sounds’ – Folk Radio UK
‘An impeccable song… just fantastic and painfully relatable’ – Indie Shuffle
‘This duo [pecq] are geniuses… I’m obsessed’ – BBC Introducing
‘One of the best songs I have heard… iconic’ – Lefuturewave
‘Hugely resourceful and creative. The imaginative musical language…kaleidoscopic range of influences with an assured and conscientious touch, has produced compelling work’ – Dr Toby Young, multi award-winning composer