Her work is grounded in the British isles – digging deep into their rich soil, to find artefacts which one would not always imagine to be native.
Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian was recently the composer-in-residence with the London Symphony Orchestra at the National Trust property 575 Wandsworth Road (2015 – 2017), generously supported by LSO Patron Susie Thomson, and she was previously resident at Handel & Hendrix in London (2012 – 2014).
Cevanne has balanced a diverse portfolio, with commissions ranging from the London Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3, and a bilingual music drama for Swedish National Radio (Prix Marulic finalist 2015). She has recently written for Trish Clowes’ 2017 album and Emulsion Sinfonietta; and for Clarence Adoo’s latest HighNote technology, thanks to the Helen Hamlyn Trust.
She is currently transcribing a song for the upcoming book of visual artists JocJonJosch; interpreting Hendrix’s wood-chip wallpaper with leading jazz musicians Calum Gourlay and Chris Montague thanks to the work of artist Maya Ramsay and a PRSF award; and completing a folk album with Crewdson using found sounds and wearable tech inventions.
Cevanne would like to thank the university of Cambridge for her studies with a scholarship, and for developmental support from the Arts Council, the PRSF, LSO Soundhub, and Serious Ltd through Take Five, with help from Help Musicians and the Jerwood Fund.
Image credits: Martha Orbach – binary code ‘stars’ animation for The Evolution of Eve oratorio 2012. Photos from Handel House by JCGriffiths.
Jessica Hynes wrote ‘Peekaboogie’ and I arranged it for her to sing with the Big Ears Band, which is on iTunes here
You can also buy an actual CD! It comes with a poster of my lyrics and doodles and two Ear Stickers
If you would like to donate to this project and the next, I will compose a line of music out of your name and send it to you.
Coming soon – The Evolution of Eve EP. Featuring Manu Delago
“Big Ears rewards the careful listener” The Girls Are. ****