Introducing our commissioned composer, Natalie Roe

I am a second-year composition student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama writing both notational and acousmatic music. In the past year, I have written contemporary classical music for musicians such as the Berkeley Ensemble, members of the London Sinfonietta as well as an arrangement performed in the National Museum Cardiff as part of the Tim Peak Space Craft trail. I have also enjoyed collaborating with design students for projects such as ‘The Wearable Art Show’ and ‘The Giant Paper Sculptures Exhibition’ and with filmmakers from Gloucestershire University and Cardiff Met which I composed acousmatic works for. Currently, I am also working on writing dance music and developing my skills in beat making whilst composing for a hybrid of live electronics and live instruments. Additionally, I am continuing to write music alongside Siobhan Waters, a second year Jazz singer at RWCMD, to create and perform new music as part of the RoeWaters Collaboration.

YCP is a fantastic opportunity for young composers which I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in over the years. I took part in the 2016 New Voices Creative Weekend where I performed my own song about Dementia for piano and 8 voices as well as the 2017 YCP where I composed a piece titled ‘Mom Like Mine’ for a large ensemble. ‘ColLABoration’ was my final YCP in 2018 where I composed ‘Rhythmic Growth’ for a small ensemble and a tap dancer. I am really looking forward to being this year’s YCP commissioned composer and creating new music alongside enthusiastic and likeminded individuals in this inspiring environment. 72486784_3104570496284661_3595585932599754752_n

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Instagram – @natalieroemusic

Twitter – @Natroe21

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