Connected artists

 

There is a growing network of professional artists who underpin the artistic spirit of SoundsCreative Projects, collaborating on projects as workshop leaders, performers at our curated concerts, and co-creators of the Conjure Your Own projects.  Each connected artist brings their individual expertise to help create unique musical experiences. 

Meet the musicians who lead some of the Neighbourhood Projects and often form part of the commissioned Conjure Your Own projects team.

 

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Tara Franks

Tara is the driving force, founder and Creative Director of SoundsCreative Projects; conjuring up new ideas, co-creating the Conjure Your Own commissions, leading many of the Neighbourhood Projects including Tots Tunes and Vox Voices and gathering together and collaborating with the connected artists.  Inspired by people and places, Tara plays cello and sings, collaborates on a mix of cross genre and cross arts projects and loves leading creative projects with all ages an stages.

Find out more about her performance work and other artistic projects here

 

 

 

 

 

Preetha Narayanan

Preetha works with SoundsCreative leading Neighbourhood Projects including the SoundsCreative Ensemble and as a guest artist at Tots Tunes. She also collaborates on Conjure Your Own commissions. Preetha is a violinist, collaborator, and educator who strives to communicate across cultures and styles through her music and research and build co-creative, meaningful relationships with fellow performers, audiences, and the next generation of students. 

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Filipe Sousa

Filipe works with SoundsCreative leading Neighbourhood Projects including the SoundsCreative Ensemble and Big & Small, as well as collaborating on Conjure Your Own commissions. He is a pianist, composer and workshop leader who whether writing a piano piece, a multichannel installation, or a soundtrack for a film, aims to to take the listener on a journey to a place that challenges and surprises them.

Find out more about his work here

Quest Ensemble & Balladeste

Tara, Preetha and Filipe write and perform as a collective, both in a piano trio format and string duo . They often work together to lead larger scale Conjure Your Own projects in collaborative composition with young players of all ages and creative training in collaboration and improvisation.

Listen to their music above

Rhia Parker Rhia works with SoundsCreative guest leading Vox Voices in collaboration with Tara. She has also formed part of the SoundsCreative Ensemble team.  Rhia performs, composes, mentors, teaches and leads. She works in a variety of social contexts with mixed ages and experiences. Find out more about her work here

Rhia Parker

Rhia works with SoundsCreative guest leading Vox Voices in collaboration with Tara. She has also formed part of the SoundsCreative Ensemble team. 

Rhia performs, composes, mentors, teaches and leads. She works in a variety of social contexts with mixed ages and experiences.

Find out more about her work here

Fernando Machado Fernando works with SoundsCreative co-leading SoundsCreative Ensemble and forming part of the team for some of the Conjure Your Own projects. Fernando is a musician, teacher and workshop leader, and leads Lambrego, an ensemble that writes, arranges and performs songs inspired by the Brazilian songwriting tradition. Find out more about Fernando and Lambrego here.

Fernando Machado

Fernando works with SoundsCreative co-leading SoundsCreative Ensemble and forming part of the team for some of the Conjure Your Own projects. Fernando is a musician, teacher and workshop leader, and leads Lambrego, an ensemble that writes, arranges and performs songs inspired by the Brazilian songwriting tradition.

Find out more about Fernando and Lambrego here.

Guest Artists...

Include: Moira Smiley, who has led Vox Voices workshops, Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Saied Silbak who have both worked as part of the SoundsCreative Ensemble team.

 

Visual artist collaborators

Meet the designers, illustrators and artists who have collaborated on live projects, animated SoundsCreative compositions and helped illustrate our vision.

Somang Lee Somang illustrated our Neighbourhood Projects, Conjure Your Own and Connected Artists visions. Somang is an illustrator and performance artist based in London. Somang loves collaborating with musicians, film and theatre makers  and her performances combine shadow puppetry, a light box and multimedia technology. Check out her work here.

Somang Lee

Somang illustrated our Neighbourhood Projects, Conjure Your Own and Connected Artists visions. Somang is an illustrator and performance artist based in London. Somang loves collaborating with musicians, film and theatre makers  and her performances combine shadow puppetry, a light box and multimedia technology. Check out her work here.

Gina Southgate Gina has previously brought her live painting experience to Tea and a Gig. Gina is an artist, well known on the London free music and jazz scene, who captures the energy and essence of the gig on canvas in real time. Gina has been resident artist at The Vortex, Dalston, and her work continues to be exhibited there. Check out her work here.

Gina Southgate

Gina has previously brought her live painting experience to Tea and a Gig. Gina is an artist, well known on the London free music and jazz scene, who captures the energy and essence of the gig on canvas in real time. Gina has been resident artist at The Vortex, Dalston, and her work continues to be exhibited there. Check out her work here.

Magali Charrier Magali is a French film director, animator and video editor based in London. Magali created a film about SoundsCreative Ensemble which illustrates the process and the overall concept of SoundsCreative Projects. Watch the film here. Find out more about Magali and her work here. 

Magali Charrier

Magali is a French film director, animator and video editor based in London. Magali created a film about SoundsCreative Ensemble which illustrates the process and the overall concept of SoundsCreative Projects. Watch the film here.

Find out more about Magali and her work here

Rosa Lykiardopoulos Rosa created a beautiful animation for Tots Tunes’ favourite ‘Shake It’. Rosa works as a director, designer and children’s book author and illustrator. She began by studying film direction in Buenos Aires to then find her complete self in the animation field. Check out her work here.  

Rosa Lykiardopoulos

Rosa created a beautiful animation for Tots Tunes’ favourite ‘Shake It’. Rosa works as a director, designer and children’s book author and illustrator. She began by studying film direction in Buenos Aires to then find her complete self in the animation field. Check out her work here.

 

Binomi Binomi is an independent graphic design studio based in Dalston, East London, founded and directed by Bianca Baldacci and Noemi Caruso. Binomi created a series of posters for SoundsCreative Projects. Find out more about Binomi here.

Binomi

Binomi is an independent graphic design studio based in Dalston, East London, founded and directed by Bianca Baldacci and Noemi Caruso. Binomi created a series of posters for SoundsCreative Projects.

Find out more about Binomi here.

 

Extended network

SoundsCreative is really pleased to have continued links with students from Guildhall School of Music Leadership MMus.

 

We have had the pleasure of working with and programming some amazing musicians to perform at our monthly daytime gig series, Tea + a Gig including:

Adriano Adewale

Adriano Adewale

You Are Wolf

You Are Wolf

Flux

Flux

Lambrego

Lambrego

Bruno Heinan

Bruno Heinan

Bernhard Percussion

Bernhard Percussion

Fran and Flora

Fran and Flora

Iyatra Quartet

Iyatra Quartet

Moira Smiley

Moira Smiley

Saied Silbak

Saied Silbak

Balladeste

Balladeste

Rodrigo Viterbo

Rodrigo Viterbo

Victoria Hume

Victoria Hume

Vocal Global

Vocal Global

Voice Trio

Voice Trio