Artist in Residence: Alicia Jane Turner

Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence: In Reflection

I spent time at Hawkwood in September 2020, to begin research and development on a new sound and instruction led theatre experience called THIRST TRAP, with the writer and creator Rachael Young.

THIRST TRAP explores Climate Justice and our relationship with water, and we had such a wonderful week at Hawkwood thinking about these themes, trying out new ideas, and collaborating remotely with dramaturg Season Butler and Climate Justice Consultant Suzanne Dhaliwal.

Me and Rachael are both based in London, and being able to spend this time away from the city – particularly after being in lockdown for so long – in such a peaceful, spacious place and reconnect with nature felt really important.

As the composer for the project, I was thrilled to have a grand piano in one of the spaces we were working in, and it informed a lot of the way I wrote the score which has a lot of piano in now!

My favourite memory of my experience at Hawkwood was looking up from my computer to see a young deer staring at me, which was such a special moment!

Alicia Jane Turner is an interdisciplinary sound artist whose work spans contemporary theatre, live art and experimental music. She creates and collaborates on projects that are raw, provocative and political through a feminist, queer lens. Her work as a sound designer and composer in theatre has toured internationally and across the UK, and she has performed at venues including the Southbank Centre, Barbican, The Almeida, The Yard Theatre, Rich Mix and Battersea Arts Centre. She was a Bang on a Can composer fellow in 2018, and is a London Sinfonietta Writing the Future composer for 2020-2021.


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