The Composers’ Fund: Claudia Molitor
Claudia Molitor is a composer whose work draws on traditions of music and sound art but also extends to video, performance and fine art practices. Exploring the relationships between listening and seeing as well as embracing collaboration as compositional practice is central to this work. Recent work includes Sonorama with Electra Productions, Turner Contemporary and the British Library, which received a British Composer Award in 2016, Vast White Stillness for Spitalfields Festival and Brighton Festival, The Singing Bridge, installed at Somerset House and Waterloo Bridge during Totally Thames festival and Walking with Partch for Ensemble Musikfabrik at hcmf.
Decay, a multi-disciplinary performance, explores the process of decay, which we are troubled by and drawn to in equal measures. Art celebrates decay, yet many works wish to capture a moment, freeze it in time, prevent it from changing. Decay will embrace the melancholy of loss, and rejoice in the promise of change. Local artists will join the performance at each concert during the tour, bringing their own creative practice to the piece. Each new iteration will form the basis for the following concert where another artist joins us. This cumulative process will slowly erode the “original” and gradually generate a “new” work.
“I feel very honoured to receive this funding towards the Decay project. It will allow me to take my compositional practice in a new direction and also to collaborate with national and international artists I have not worked with before.” – Claudia Molitor