Lucy Claire is a London based composer originally from the North East of England compiles a selection music for The Composer Series. A mix of post-Classical, Alternative and music selected from her personal compositions.
Lucy trained at London’s Royal College of Music in composition and music for the moving image Lucy has collaborated with many filmmakers, choreographers and artists on projects as well as releasing solo work and performing live around London. Lucy is currently writing and recording her debut album for a release in Autumn 2015.
She released her debut EP ‘Suite’ in August 2013 on This Is It Forever records. It is music that takes you outside, into unfamiliar settings but with familiar sounds. The milieu of the world is present in the tracks, warm and comforting yet strange and haunting. It was received to much applause with The Quietus describing the release as ‘brilliant, delicately-wrought sketches’ and Dani Charlton of Amazing Radio naming her ‘Artist of the week’.
Her latest release ‘Collaborations No.1’ sees Lucy wrap her melancholy, spectral sound around the work of two collaborators – vocalist Alev Lenz and guitarist Bruised Skies. Reaching the ears of BBC6 DJ’s Mary Anne Hobbs and Tom Robinson, the lead track ‘Stille’ was playlisted with Robinson describing it as ‘extraordinary’ and a ‘really complex deep work’.
Claire takes recordings from the world, from the everyday hum of the city to expansive landscapes of the natural world to small every day sounds. Soundscapes are important in Claire’s work, but are often manipulated in a dark and lingering surreal ways.
01. Lucy Claire – Bound In Sea
02. Thomas Ragsdale – Who holds the devil, holds him well
03. Keaton Henson – Elevator Song
04. Lucy Claire – No.1 Rituals in Dust
05. Peter Gregson – Iskra String Quartet Chorale
06. Thomas Stone – Incantation Act 2 + Transference Part 3
07. Lucy Claire – No.2 Fantasia on Mildew
08. Lucy Claire – Palestin
09. Nils Frahm & Olafur Arnalds – Life Story
10. Piano Interrupted – Cross Hands
11. Lucy Claire – Stille ft. Alev Lenz 1
12. Alev Lenz – Song No1
13. YURItheband – No Rush
14. Peter Broderick – Colours of the Night
15. Tom Adams – Travel Where The Moon Pulls
Lucy is also a member of Realtime Arts, a youth organisation dedicated to enabling young people fulfill their potential through arts, music, and media. Lucy is currently working within several schools, SEN units and pupil referral units in West London on projects using music technology. The ‘Adventures in Sound’ project, funded by The John Lyons organisation is mainly focused on using poetry, rap, and soundscapes along with each young persons unique interests to compose, perform and produce pieces of music and stories.