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‘..each piece is timeless and genuinely magical’ – The Quietus


‘Claire M Singer really knows how to wring the best out of this magnificent instrument, creating moments of sustained rapture’
- The Guardian


‘Singer’s unabashed but unaffected exploitation of the organ’s potential tonal abundance is refreshing’ - Dalston Sound


‘Why have we had to wait this long for this excellent sound to be recorded and released?’ - Norman Records
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About

Claire M Singer is a composer, producer and performer of acoustic and electronic music, film and installations. In recent years her work has focused on a mix of organ, cello and electronics and her debut album Solas was released on Touch in June 2016 followed by her second release Fairge in October 2017. 

Performances and commissions include Union Chapel; Sound Festival Scotland; Tate Modern London; The Shunt Vaults; Chez Poulet Gallery San Francisco; XMV New York City; Fylkingen Institute Stockholm; Ceremony Hall Austin, TX; Norwich Arts Centre; Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Cologne; Muziekgebouw Aan' t ij Amsterdam, Oude Kerk Amsterdam and the Barbican London.

Claire is also Music Director of the organ at Union Chapel and Artistic Director of organ reframed festival.

In June 2017 she was a recipient of the inaugural Oram Awards from the PRS Foundation and New BBC Radiophonic Workshop for her innovation in sound and music. Claire has most recently composed the music for Tell It To The Bees a film by Annabel Jankel, starring Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018. 

The Molendinar | written and performed by Claire M Singer | filmed and recorded by Spitfire Audio 2017

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selected Audiovisual Works

 

 

 
 
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ORGAN / ELECTRONICS / FILM

A' FÀS SOILLEIR

Film and Music by Claire M Singer

Soon to be available as an audio-visual download from Touch as part of their new series Touchline

 
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CRT TELEVISION

OF MUTE THINGS

of mute things is an audiovisual installation exploring the inadvertent sound world of 'muted' electronics, and seeks to develop a greater sensitivity between ourselves and our immediate, and often unnoticed, sonic environment.

The installation is for twelve or more CRT televisions connected to individual free-view boxes set to different channels. With all televisions set to mute, a number of delicate quite inaudible individual drones are created each time the picture changes. Contact microphones are fixed to each television screen and fed to its own free standing speaker.  The installation is completely indeterminate as the sound depends on the specifics of each channel.

 
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RADIO

RADIOROBOT

RADIOROBOT is a sound sculpture in the shape of a robot, which is made entirely out of analogue radios. The installation draws together interests in radio frequency interaction, circuit bending and sculpture using found objects. The sound sculpture takes on a very site specific nature as the radios are finely tuned to not only interact with each other but are also responsive to other electro-magnetic objects, the space in which the sculpture is placed and its geography.

 

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Tell It To The Bees

Academy Award winner Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger star in this wrenching drama of a shunned small-town doctor and beekeeper in postwar Britain who befriends a struggling mother and son, helping them discover that love can be found in many forms.


Production companies: Reliance Entertainment Productions 8, Archface Films, Taking A Line For A Walk, Riverstone Pictures, Cayenne Film Company, Motion
Cast: Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger, Emun Elliott, Steven Robertson, Lauren Lyle, Gregor Selkirk, Kate Dickie
Director: Annabel Jankel
Screenwriters: Henrietta Ashworth, Jessica Ashworth, based on the novel Tell It to the Bees by Fiona Shaw
Producers: Daisy Allsop, Nick Hill, Annabel Jankel, Nik Bower, Laure Vaysse
Co-producers: Sean Wheelan, Tomas Eskilsson, Hannah Leader
Executive producers: Deepak Nayar, Alison Owen, Lizzie Francke, Sunny Vohra, Ross McKenzie
Director of photography: Bartosz Nalazek
Production designer: Andy Harris
Costume designer: Ali Mitchell
Editor: Jon Harris, Maya Maffioli
Music: Claire M Singer
Casting: Dan Hubbard

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 Listen

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Concerts

 

Past Events

2018

8 SEPTEMBER Music Festival Bern, Night Tide BERN CATHEDRAL

7 SEPTEMBER Silence with Jacob Lekkerkerker OUDE KERK, AMSTERDAM

13 MAY Barbican presents Sounds&Visions curated by Max Richter & Yulia Mahr ST GILES CRIPPLEGATE, LONDON

2017

10 NOVEMBER Organ Reframed COIM, MOSCOW

16 OCTOBER Low support WESTERKERK, AMSTERDAM

14 OCTOBER Organ Reframed UNION CHAPEL, LONDON  

16 SEPTEMBER 140th Anniversary Concert UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

10 SEPTEMBER Meakusma Festival FRIEDENSKIRCHE, EUPEN

3 FEBRUARY Silence #2 OUDE KERK, AMSTERDAM  

14 JANUARY Desert X Presents "Driftworks” ACE HOTEL, PALM SPRINGS

2016

7 OCTOBER Spire at Organ Reframed UNION CHAPEL, LONDON  

2 OCTOBER Stars of the Lid support BARBICAN CENTRE, LONDON

3 JULY Sounding the Great Hall GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE, LONDON

14 JUNE The Molendinar Burn Project GLASGOW CATHEDRAL  

25 APRIL LCO Soloists + NU:NORD ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON  

26 FEBRUARY Spire UNITARIAN CHURCH, CAMBRIDGE                                                  

2015

25 NOVEMBER  with Xname   UNION CHAPEL, LONDON                                   

20 DECEMBER Solas at the Carol Service   UNION CHAPEL, LONDON                                  

31 OCTOBER Wrangham FORGUE KIRK, ABERDEENSHIRE                  

3 NOVEMBER Sound Festival KINGS COLLEGE CHAPEL, ABERDEEN                             

6 NOVEMBER Spire SANKT PETER, COLOGNE                    

9 NOVEMBER Spire MUZIEKGEBOUW AAN' T IJ, AMSTERDAM

22 MARCH Kima UNION CHAPEL, LONDON                                                              

2014

21 DECEMBER Wrangham at the Carol Service UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

4 NOVEMBER  Sound Festival KINGS COLLEGE CHAPEL, ABERDEEN

29 OCTOBER The Organ of Corti UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

17 APRIL with Xname UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

24 APRIL The Witching Hour WOODEND BARN SCOTLAND

2013

11 NOVEMBER Wrangham Premiere UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

20 JULY Fragments of Light Premiere UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

10 JULY In Tones AV FROME FESTIVAL

2012  Premiere of new work for mixed ensemble UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

Cello and electronics UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

a' fàs soilleir (full version) with Roger B Williams SOUND FESTIVAL, ABERDEEN

a' fàs soilleir (audiovisual only) BELMONT CINEMA, ABERDEEN

2011 Live electronics set with Bill Thompson BELMONT CINEMA, ABERDEEN

 ‘He Who Says Zero, He Who Says One’ live on Resonance FM NO.W.HERE, LONDON

Live electronics set for LLEAP 2011 NORWICH ARTS CENTRE

New TV installation launched at ‘In Tones’ HUDDERSFIELD UNIVERSITY

2010 Live electronics w/ Bill Thompson, Brent Fariss, Travis Weller & Rick Reed CEREMONY HALL, AUSTIN TX

RADIOROBOT THE SHUNT, LONDON

Live electronics set with Bill Thompson THE COCKPIT THEATRE, LONDON

INTERLACE - Live electronics set  GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE, LONDON

IN TONES - RADIOROBOT HUDDERSFIELD UNIVERSITY

   

2009 Live Electronics set for the Fragmented Orchestra national event THAINSTONE, ABERDEENSHIRE

Scottish Homecoming INVERURIE TOWN HALL

Two works featured FYLKINGEN INSTITUTE, STOCKHOLM

Live Electronics set with Bill Thompson and Jack Keenan DCA, DUNDEE

2008 Collective: Unconscious New York City, US Premiere of audiovisual work NEW YORK CITY

4:8:1 + Live cello and electronics set POULET GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO

Live cello and electronics set PEACOCK VISUAL ARTS, ABERDEEN

A new collaborative Organ and Electronics work with Roger Williams SOUND FESTIVAL, ABERDEEN

2007 Audiovisual work shown / Art, Lifestyle and Globalisation Symposium TATE MODERN, LONDON

Audiovisual work shown  / Goldsmiths presents Six Nights at the Shunt THE SHUNT, LONDON

Audiovisual work shown SONIC ARTS, PLYMOUTH

Premiere of 4:8:1 for String Quartet and Live Electronics GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE, LONDON

2006 Sheer Frost Orchestra TATE MODERN, LONDON

Live electronics set THE SPACE, LONDON

Organ and electronics SOUND FESTIVAL, ABERDEEN

2005 New work for New Noise Ensemble SPNM LONDON

 

AWARDS: 

Oram Award - PRSF and New Radiophonic Workshop

PRS Atom Award for New Music

RECORDINGS WITH OTHER ARTISTS:

 Kim Cascone

'Anti-Musical Celestial Forces'

('Cello Gauze' performed by Claire M Singer)

© 2009 eSpace (BMI)

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organ reframed

In 2016 Claire M Singer founded organ reframed at Union Chapel, London. The only festival of its kind in the UK, organ reframed focuses on commissioning innovative new music and introducing new artists and audiences to how versatile this instrument is. organ reframed will return to the chapel on the 12-13 October 2018. For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

organ reframed artwork by Philip Marshall

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Mailing List

 
 
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Contact 

Publishing & Licensing:

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