COMPOSER

Frances M Lynch

List of Works: (click on the pictures for videos & sound files)

Works released online during the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020 as part of
Minerva Scientifica Connections 2020
Supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Music Creators
and public funding by the National Lottery through
Arts Council England Emergency Fund

The Superposition of State
(2020) for acapella recorded voices with some electronic manipulation
Speakers -Jenny Miller & David Sheppard
Singers – David Sheppard (Countertenor), Julian Stocker (Tenor) & Gwion Thomas (Baritone)

A collaboration with Quantum Physicist Dr. Isabelle Riou, Teledyne e2v in Chelmsford. The artist Jack Cornell made the animated film to accompany the music & you can see the full text here

Firmament
for Solo Soprano (Frances M Lynch) and Tenor Viol (Annabel Malton)
Words from Nature’s Pictures 1671 by Natural Philosopher MARGARET CAVENDISH
Film by Jack Cornell

AA CHRIS KENT BORDERLAND 7 - CopyNeither Shapes a recorded work, part of the installation neither. by artist Chris Kent. April 29th 2018

 electric voice theatre commissions:

WP Anne McLaren 3TrowelBlazers – Time and Tide and Tectonics wait for no woman for solo voice and mixed recorded voices (premiered Fossil Festival Lyme Regis April 28th 2016)

Minerva Mathematica for solo voice and accompanying sound file (premiered at  the Science Museum, London on Feb 22nd 2017)

Poster 3Entomologists Anonymous for mixed acappella voices (premiered Bournemouth University, October 2016)

Epitaph for a Comet Hunter for solo voice with pre-recorded voices and harpsichord (premiered The Book Club, Shoreditch, London, August 1st 2016)

Williamina, astronomer fae Dundee for solo voice and sweeping brush (premiered The Book Club, Shoreditch, London, August 1st 2016)DSC_0562

Gramophone ReviewDNA: Rosalind Franklin for 4 voices (premiered at the Islington Arts and Media School showcase on March 18th 2016 – a flagship project as part of British Science Week.)  REVIEW

 Swallowtail (Papilio machaon britannicus) for 4 voices (premiered at the Islington Arts and Media School showcase on March 18th 2016 – a flagship project as part of British Science Week.) REVIEW

Ada Bab(ble) for 5 voices (premiered Science Museum, London Nov 2015)

 She Sells Sea Shells for vocal quartet (premiered at King’s College London, October 2015)

Golden Hand for 5 voices (premiered at the British Medical Association in London in October 2014)

“Harmony Squared – Stitching a Song for Mary” commissioned by Stirling Castle for The Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition

 Harmony Squared – Colour Pulse 5 for 5 voices (premiered Colourscape Festival, London Sept 2011)

“Shades of Earth” for 8 voices (premiered Colourscape Festival, London Sept 2011)

  

Other Commissions:

 The Watchers for acapella choir, text by Jill Fricker, commissioned by Barefoot Opera (premiered as part of CLASH!  at Hastings College September 2016)

 Margaret Cavendish – Forgetting to Remember for mixed voices, 2 saxophones and viol commissioned by Newcastle University (premiered at Rock Hall, Sage, Gateshead, September 2016)

 Remember for 4 female voices to a text by Emily Dickinson, commissioned by Newcastle University (premiered at Rock Hall, Sage, Gateshead, September 2016)

 Tailgneachd nam Ban Bhuidseach (The Witches’ Prophecy) for Còisir Lunnainn (The London Gaelic Choir) 2007 (Mod winner)

 “The Emperor and the Nightingale” for voice and piano – a children’s opera for Big Mouth Piano Tales (premiered by Frances M Lynch and Mark Troop at Lauderdale House, Highgate, December 2009)

 “Stella Maris” for Solent People’s Theatre (premiered in front of The Victory, Portsmouth 2007)