Sylvia Hallett works as both as a composer and as an improviser, and has had pieces performed in Britain and Europe. She has played in many international festivals since the late 1970s, working with several well-known and respected musicians, including Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton, Evan Parker, and the groups Accordions Go Crazy, LaXula, British Summer Time Ends, The London Improvisers Orchestra, and the London Hardingfelelag. She also performs solo and in duo with Clive Bell..
She participates in projects with various theatre and dance companies including collaborations with the dancer/choreographers Miranda Tufnell, Emilyn Claid, From Here to Maturity, and Eva Karczag, h2dance and the Aldeburgh based Wonderful Beast Theatre company.
Sylvia has released three solo CDs, two on the MASH label, which contain songs, improvisations, and tape collage pieces derived from her compositions for theatre and dance. Her 3rd solo release, White Fog on the EMANEM label features the bowed bicycle wheel.
Sylvia Hallett played strings in 2012’s performance of Star-shaped Biscuit. A new atmospheric opera devised and written by author, David Toop. For more information about Sylvia, visit www.sylviahallett.co.uk