Portfolio of Combined Arts and Composition
My multi-disciplinary practice includes tactile ‘Eye-Music’ scores, digital installation and film, and instructional text. I build dynamic processes into the construction of my pieces, so that the creative process is continued by the performer, or audience.
A multi-disciplinary practice moving from tactile ‘Eye-Music’ scores, through digital installation and film to instructional text. Dynamic processes built into their construction extend the creative process from writing into performance.
Left to right:
How is a world like a window? Tactile musical score, 2012 Commissioned by Living Room in London quintet
House Music, tactile score commissioned by the Handel & Hendrix House, 2012
Inkwells, tactile score commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra LSO Soundhub
British Composer Award nominee, Chamber
Performed below by Ziazan, LSO St Luke’s, 2017
Muted Lines, (for voice, saxophone, band/orchestra). Commissioned by Trish Clowes, 2017
A poem by Nahapet Kouchak is censored by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian to represent how, despite the devastating cultural loss produced by forced migration and genocide, the void might be filled with something new. In this setting, the saxophone improvises in the silence as the lyrics gradually reduce to an essential message to "sing songs".
British Composer Awards winner, Jazz
Sound Art Installation
Left to right:
Rites For Crossing Water, Crewdson & Cevanne
Digital projection, augmented reality book of instructional texts, EP (Accidental Editions), 2022
Instructional text, eye-music score, composition by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian
Commissioned by Ludic Rooms, printed by Secret Knock, digitally released by Accidental Editions
Animated artwork by Jessica Glover
Ivor Novello Award nominee, Sound Art, 2023
The Enchantress and the Nightingale
Digital film and song, 2023
Composition, electronics, film by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian
Directed by Seta White , performed by Ziazan
Filmed on location at Snape Maltings, 2022
Installed at The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout (below), 2023
as rite and lore
Songs burned and
Work in progress, 2023, demo text below
Blotting paper, Ink, Benzoin
Instructional text and print by
Spine illustration by Emily Juniper
Exploring memory as a creative act, performed by everyone. A durational artwork, intended to be a book using material triggers for memory: scent and sound. Instructions to recall personal encounters with music would be printed on each page, and gradually burned as incense so that they are committed to memory again.
Although born out of personal loss, this new project offers the reader-performer a chance to engage with these themes on their own terms, and through their own creativity.
Sketches of Songs burned and misremembered shared at
Eavesdropping, Cafe Oto, The Red House, Britten Pears Arts
BBC Radio 3 New Music Show