Megan composes experimental music for instruments and fixed media driven by timbre and space, using prepared instruments, found audio and graphic notation. She also performs abstract, free improv turntable.
Fascinated by space, silence and architecture’s both direct and indirect control over sound, Megan studies instruments, spaces and objects to draw on/out their unique sound qualities. Megan’s works are minimal and explore timbres and sounds that at first seem abstract or microcosmic but develop into focal points. Compositions are delicate, disorientating and intense. Her fixed media compositions are dedicated to preserving existing sounds, which are archived, recycled or plundered. From tutorial or instructional CDs/tapes and archive material from oppressed communities or ‘foreign’ music traditions.
As a free improv abstract turntablist, Megan is interested in furthering the repertoire and exploring performance techniques for the instrument. In 2018 she embarked on a Finnish tour with solo turntable material, and has performed with other musicians including Benedict Taylor, Jenn Kirby and Arcadio.
She has composed for wonderful musicians and ensembles including Juice Vocal Ensemble, CHROMA, Distractfold, Kokoro Ensemble, Apartment House and Loré Lixenberg. Her music has been performed most recently at Kings Place, Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, Arts by the Sea Festival in Bournemouth and IKLECTIK. Her music has also been broadcast on Resonance FM and BBC Radio 3.
In 2016 Megan was awarded the F I Williams Prize for Composition for her piece The Dying Sakura Tree, performed by Distractfold. In 2017 she took part in the BBC Proms Inspire project for International Women’s Day at Maida Vale Studios with other young, female composers and Hannah Kendall. Megan has an MMus in Advanced Musical Studies from Royal Holloway University and BMus Composition from Brunel University. She is incredibly proud to have studied with: Colin Riley, Christopher Fox, Jennifer Walshe and Mark Bowden. In 2018, Megan founded and curated Soundling Festival for International Women’s Day in London.
She is a committed advocate for equality and diversity in new and Classical music, and accessibility of live music.