Alice Humphries

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Shortlisted piece Nautical Twilight

Nautical Twilight for string quartet and electronics explores the natural phenomena of nautical twilight. The work takes inspiration from natural sounds such as the cries of seagulls, the rhythm of firefly flashes, and the fossicking of crepuscular animals to create a mysterious world with an underlying sense of power and energy.

About Alice Humphries

Alice Humphries is a highly versatile composer working across and in-between the contemporary classical, jazz and experimental worlds. Her music has been described as “bursting with life and fun, as well as great, great beauty” and “deeply thought-provoking…offering both moments of incredible intensity and sublime serenity.” Her output includes electro-acoustic, chamber, and orchestral music, as well as music for dance, documentary and film. She seeks to create evocative and engaging sound worlds that take inspiration from natural phenomena, and intersections between humanity and nature.

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