English composer born in 1973 in London.
Joanna Bailie was born in 1973 in London. She studied composition with Richard Barrett and electronic music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of the Hague in Holland. In 1999, she won a fellowship to study at the University of Columbia, and went on to complete her doctorate at City University London.
Baillie uses electronics in many of her instrumental pieces, in the context of a broad approach to mixed music in which she does not hesitate, in addition to amplified instruments, to include other sources of sound, such as radios, CD players, video, and field recordings.
Her music has been performed by ensembles including Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, L’instant Donné, EXAUDI, Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Nadar, the Nieuw Ensemble, Apartment House, the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, the London Sinfonietta, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the SWR Vokalensemble, and the Ives Ensemble. It has also been performed at festivals including the Donaueschinger Musiktage, ECLAT, the Venice Biennale, Huddersfield, the SPOR Festival, Reims Scènes d’Europe, Tuned City, Rainy Days Festival Luxembourg, Darmstadt, the Borealis and Ultima festivals in Norway, and the Transit Festival in Belgium.
In May 2010, she was the guest curator at the SPOR Festival in Aarhus, Denmark and in September 2015 she curated and produced the Cut and Splice Festival for BBC Radio 3.
She has taught composition at City University London, The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Luxembourg Composition Academy, and at the 47th edition of the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music.
In 2016 she was a guest of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin program.
With the composer Matthew Shlomowitz, she founded and serves as the artistic director of Plus-Minus Ensemble.
She currently makes her home in Berlin.
© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2019
- Solo (excluding voice)
- Chamber music
- 5 Famous Adagios for clarinet, violin, viola and cello (2002), 10 mn
- Double for clarinet, guitar, piano, violin and cello (2006), 14 mn
- elec Two Things for clarinet, electric guitar, piano, percussion and electronics (2007), 14 mn
- elec Axis for six instruments and electronics (2009), 5 mn
- elec Analogue for string trio, electronics and video (2011), variable
- elec Artificial Environments Nos.1-5 for ensemble and electronics (2011), 21 mn, édition du compositeur
- elec Artificial Environments Nos.9a-d (from fast to slow) for mezzo and five instruments (2013), 15 mn
- elec Symphony-Street-Souvenir for ensemble and electronics (2010-2014), 13 mn, édition du compositeur
- elec Last song from Charleroi for electric guitar quartet and electronics (2017), 17 mn, édition du compositeur
- elec Radio-Kaleidoscope for string quartet, electronics and video (2017), 14 mn
- elec Dynamite-barrel/Balloon-anvil for clarinet, electric guitar, piano, cello, video and electronics (2018), 17 mn
- Instrumental ensemble music
- Vocal music and instrument(s)
- A cappella vocal music
- elec Harmonizing (Artificial Environment No.7) for six singers and electronics (2012), 12 mn, édition du compositeur
- Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments
- elec Music from public places for mixed choir, string quartet and electronics, 24 mn
- To be beside the seaside for orchestra, 16 mn about , édition du compositeur
- elec Artificial Environment No.8 for piano and electronics, 16 mn, édition du compositeur
- elec Artificial Environments Nos.9a-d (from fast to slow) for mezzo and five instruments, 15 mn
- elec Harmonizing (Artificial Environment No.7) for six singers and electronics, 12 mn, édition du compositeur
- elec Axis for six instruments and electronics, 5 mn
- Double for clarinet, guitar, piano, violin and cello, 14 mn
- Intermittemce for thirteen instruments, 15 mn
- splice for instrumental ensemble, 15 mn, édition du compositeur
- 5 Famous Adagios for clarinet, violin, viola and cello, 10 mn