Audrey is a social-engaged artist delivering workshops in various participative, organisational and educational and contexts. Her practice is experience-based, engaging and experiential. Driven to facilitate people who are particularly isolated in society experience, and benefit from, participation in the arts. As an art tutor and artist facilitator with people with sensory impairments she revisited early interests in Dadaism from art school. Within these contexts, questioning what we perceive as art drove her experimental practice, introducing chance techniques and co-creation of making artworks in sound, smell and everyday objects.
Sonia is a Scottish/Italian composer, multi-instrumentalist, researcher and music therapist. Recent projects include: Highlands-based collaborative work “Lost & Found” in summer 2017, with Drake Music Scotland (funded by PRS Foundation) involving song-writing with people recovering from stroke; “Fall from Grace”, an electro-acoustic multi-bassoon work performed at Sound Festival in November 2017; and work-in-progress “Dada’s Women”, a mixed-media chamber opera concerning the lives and work of the women from the early 20th century Dada arts movement. Sonia has performed arias from “Dada’s Women” at the Tate Modern in London in a special event entitled “Performing Dada’s Women” in February 2017. Her PhD explored interactions between text & music and she is currently researching performance identity in D/deaf performers at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.