Amy grew up in Sussex and lives in London, writing music with collaborators across the UK and Europe. Their practice focuses on engaging performers and audience through challenging the way we interact with scores, often producing manuscripts that are handwritten, semi-graphic, or varying in shape, size, and interactive capabilities. Amy is interested in the role contemporary music can have within the community, often working on devised pieces and in educational settings.
Amy has a growing reputation in the UK choral scene, having been commissioned last year by BBC Radio 3 for the centenary of the BBC. Their work, ‘So All Voices Can Fly’ for choir, organ and trumpet was recorded for broadcast by the BBC Symphony Chorus. This year, they have worked with the London Youth Choirs on a large scale commission for their 10 year anniversary. ‘In Your Hands’ premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in May this year, and received a subsequent performance at Snape Maltings Festival in August.
In 2020, Amy was writing for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, as a participant on their Composer’s Scheme. Successes included a digital release with NMC Records, a commission and feature with Choir and Organ Magazine, and a premiere at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.
In 2019, Amy received an International Grant to work as Composer-in-Residence for the Stiftung Kunst und Musik für Dresden, where they spent four months curating independent projects in Dresden, Berlin and Leipzig. The subsequent commission of their opera, ‘A Kinder Society’, which was originally designed as a piece of immersive theatre, was adapted for film and premiered in the 2021 TONLAGEN Festival in Hellerau. Here, Amy joined forces with Catherine Valve (filmmaker), Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser (instrumentalist/ composer), Rosie Middleton (mezzo soprano) and Sarah Parkin (soprano) to coauthor the work.