Lauren Redhead

Lauren Redhead is a composer, performer, and musicologist. Many of her compositions have been published by Material Press (Berlin), and her most recent albums have been released on the pan y rosas discos label (Chicago). As a composer she is interested in notation and materiality, increasingly using a combination of experimental approaches to the creation of scores and electronic materials, and improvisation, to realise her projects. Her music has been presented at festivals in the UK and internationally, including at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, TRANSIT, the London Ear Festival, London Contemporary Music Festival, Firenze Suona Contemporanea, Composer’s Marathon V (Vienna), Full of Noises Festival, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. In her writing about music, she focuses on the aesthetics and socio-semiotics of 20th and 21st century musics. Recently, she has published on the music of composers Michael Finnissy, Chris Newman and Annette Schmucki. She also writes about the phenomenon of practice research. Lauren is Senior Lecturer in 20th and 21st Century Music at Goldsmiths, University of London.