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Musician, composer, workshop leader
Since a classical violin training and for more than 25 years Alison’s activities on and off stage have involved composing, improvising and collaborating with diverse fellow humans.
Creating and performing new music throughout the UK, Europe and in Scandinavia, US, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand with various ensembles and projects – many of which she is co-founder, Alison also has a long-standing involvement in interdisciplinary performance, working with playwrights, poets, visual artists, dancers and theatre practitioners.
With close to 30 albums released featuring her playing and several pieces aired on BBC radio and the international equivalents, Alison’s voice is also occasionally heard in interview.
Her involvement in community and education spheres both close to home and internationally is informed by a wide range of pedagogic approaches and philosophies and frequently integrates improvisation, world folk musics and movement. These engagements include giving conservatoire masterclasses and workshops; nursery and pre-school music sessions; education practitioner professional development training; festival events and family music programmes.