Hollie Harding

Composer

Cohan Collective: Bournemouth

Hollie Harding

Composer

Cohan Collective: Bournemouth

Hollie is a composer, researcher and curator of contemporary music events in the UK and overseas. Her recent large-scale site-specific composition Melting, Shifting, Liquid World, performed at the National Maritime Museum, was the first piece to incorporate the use of open-ear, bone-conduction headsets alongside live instruments to create a multi-layered sonic environment for the audience to move around and within. The project was awarded funding by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music, Hinrichsen Foundation and Gemma Classical Music Trust and was written for electric viola soloist Nic Pendlebury and string ensemble.

Hollie has worked on Norwegian Arts Council funded commissions for Alwynne Pritchard and Sjøforsvarets Musikkorps (Norwegian Navy Band). Other ensembles she has worked with include the London Philharmonic Orchestra, CHROMA ensemble, Castallian String Quartet, Ensemble Via Nova (Weimar) and DeciBells (Basel). 
She was 2017 Composer in Residence with CoMA and subsequently led workshops on their Summer School in Orkney, and at their 2018 Festival of Contemporary Music for All. She has also recently been awarded a 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize. (June 2019)