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FRANCES SHELLEY


COMPOSER / improviser / pianist

 

 

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FRANCES SHELLEY


COMPOSER / improviser / pianist

 

 

I am a composer / improvisor / piano player / artist  based in East Anglia in the UK.  Over the years my interests and experimentations have included practically every genre I could find.   Today my focus is on improvisation, and composing contemporary classical piano and electronic music for film and documentary. My passion is for real time improvisation in performance, and for responding to environment by creating music in the moment.  I am interested in music as art, and in 2014/15  I collaborated with art projects shown at the Nevill Keating gallery in London, De La Warr gallery in Sussex, the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout tower, and The National Trust's Sutton Hoo site. My most recent installation involving a solar powered grand piano, several computers and three 15 foot high tree sculptures on Aldeburgh beach can be seen here www.seatrees.uk.  

I record in my studio in deep countryside on the Suffolk coast,  and am currently developing new work with soundscape artist Matthew Bickerton (www.matthewbickerton.com

Artist statement.   Each day I aim to get closer to 'that great liquid edgeless silence' -  where the music resides -  the holy grail, elusive and addictive. The celestial balance.  This is my job.

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