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Hannah Peel - Sonic Journey | Podcast

Hannah Peel Electronic Music ComposerPhoto: York Tillyer

Hannah Peel, composer, producer and broadcaster, talks to Caro C about her solo record career including the shortlisted 2021 Mercury Music Prize electronic album, scoring music for Game Of Thrones and her many other diverse projects.

Show Notes


00:31 - Introduction
01:45 - Musical Path
06:48 - Using Electronic Instruments
07:55 - Favourite Synths
09:14 - Software and Hardware
10:08 - Projects and Nominations
14:10 - The Mercury Nomination
15:31 - Performing Live
17:23 - Combining Electronica And Orchestral
20:28 - Composing For The Paraorchestra
22:33 - Working With Software and Live Musicians
26:48 - Favourite Tools
29:27 - Combining Film and TV Work With Album Releases
33:15 - The Composing Process
39:31 - Learning Production Skills

Hannah Peel - Biog

Hannah Peel is a Northern Irish artist, composer, producer and broadcaster. Her solo record career includes the shortlisted 2021 Mercury Music Prize electronic album, Fir Wave; 2016's Awake But Always Dreaming, which became an ode to her grandmother’s mind as she lived with dementia; and the space-themed Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, scored for synthesizers and a 30‑piece colliery brass band. A regular collaborator with Paul Weller, in 2018 she conducted and wrote all the orchestral arrangements for his shows at London's Royal Festival Hall and contributed to his No.1 album, On Sunset.

Following her Emmy-nominated score for Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch, Hannah is currently composing the music for Sky TV's 7-part series Midwich Cuckoos and releasing a new album The Unfolding with the Paraorchestra. She is also a regular presenter on the BBC Radio 3 show, Night Tracks.

Interviewer: Caro C - Biog

Caro C with headphonesCaro CPhoto: Shirlaine ForrestCaro C is an artist, engineer and teacher, specialising in electronic music. She started making music thanks to being laid up whilst living in a double-decker bus and listening to Warp Records in the late 1990s. This "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3) has now played in most of the cultural hotspots of her current home town of Manchester, UK. Caro is also the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.
Twitter: @carocsound
Instagram: @carocsound

Delia Derbyshire Day Charity:

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