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Magdalena Helen is a Leeds/Edinburgh based musician with a BMus (Hons) degree from The University of Edinburgh and a Computer Music MA from the University of Leeds.

She is a composer, violinist, singer, computer musician, clarinettist, and pianist, with interests in composition, computer music and creative programming, acoustics, and mathematics. Magdalena has performed internationally (singing in the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod); she has performed for various music festivals (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Eisteddfod), radio and TV shows (various BBC radio and TV, Real radio), musical theatre productions (performances at the Alhambra theatre), and performs with professional ensembles (currently with the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble (ECME) and LSTwo). At the moment, Magdalena is studying for a Graduate Diploma in Mathematics.

If you are seeking a musician (composer/ performer(s)/ other), or have a general booking enquiry, please send full requirement details using the contact form on the Contact page.

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Performances

Concerts

2016

Violinist for the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble (ECME) on Sunday 20th November, 2016 at the Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh.

World Premiere of Boulez is Dead: Schoenberg’s Revenge (2016) during the iscMME conference performances at the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds.

2015

Violinist for the concert of Hespos’ works with the LSTwo ensemble on Friday 4th December, 2015, at the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds.

Violinist for the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble (ECME) on Saturday 28th November, 2015 at the Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh.

The Raven (2015), fixed media electronics and improvised solo violin with reverb loop pedal, performed and premiered on Friday 8th May, 2015, the White Cloth Gallery, Leeds.

Amen (2015), fixed media electronics, performed and premiered at the Centre Stage concert series at the White Cloth Gallery in Leeds on Friday 8th May, 2015.

Cloister (2014), fixed media electronics piece, performed at The Tovey Memorial Prize Concert in The Reid Concert Hall in Edinburgh on Wednesday 11th February, 2015.



Conferences

2016

iscMME 2016
Paper on Exploring Voice Extraction Procedures in Music at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music (ICSRiM) Conference on Music, Multimedia and Electronics (iscMME).


Residencies

2016

Hack the Marine Event, Friday 15th – Saturday 16th January, 2016. Using data creatively.

2015

Sonic Pattern Group Residency Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th November, 2015, at Access Space in Sheffield. Collaborative performance as well as performance of fixed media electronic compositions (The Raven, Amen and Cloister).



Workshops

2015

Ithaka (2014), violin duet, performed by violinists of the Edinburgh Quartet during The University of Edinburgh’s Composition Studies Workshop on Friday 3rd April, 2015.
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Sound Excerpts

Below are sound excerpts from Magdalena’s recent compositions:

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Contact

If you are looking for a composer and/ performer (violinist, singer, computer musician, clarinettist, pianist) or other, please use the contact form below giving full details and breakdown of your requirements and you will receive a response as soon as possible.