The Composers’ Fund: Emily Hall
Emily Hall is a Contemporary Classical Composer.
Much of Emily Hall’s music is formed from close collaborative relationships with singers, writers and instrumentalists and finding her own ways of using technology in live performance. Emily Hall is a member of Bedroom Community, the Icelandic record label.
She has written for the London Sinfonietta, LSO, BBCNOW, the Brodsky Quartet, Opera North, LCO, LSO, Hungarian Radio Choir, Aldeburgh Music, Streetwise Opera, Mahogany Opera, Lady Maisery. Her music is frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 2,3,4 and 6Music.
In 2013, Emily Hall received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, in 2006 the Genesis Opera Prize and in 2005 the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award and in 2015 the Corinthia AIR.
The fund will be used to release the live recordings of the song cycle she wrote in 2010 “Life Cycle” with Toby Litt about motherhood. This is a key work for her and she felt that it was vital that she released the song as an album for her to gain official radio play and hopefully spark further performances thus further promoting her as a contemporary Classical Composer. The PRS Composers’ Fund has allowed her to further fund the mixing and mastering, PR and artwork for the release of this body of work.
“The Composers’ Fund has made it possible for me to release a recording of Life Cycle which has been an important milestone for me. It feels important as one of the few classical song cycles about motherhood. I hope it will further establish my reputation as a contemporary Classical Composer.” – Emily Hall