Embedded: Heart n Soul


This residency provides an opportunity for a composer to connect with award-winning creative arts company Heart n Soul, whose work is about art, taking part, training and sharing, for up to 18 months.

This is a rich professional development opportunity for a composer to work across Heart n Soul’s existing programme with other artists and participants, to explore new ideas and create new work in the context of the arts company’s aim of breaking down perceptions of how learning disabled and non-disabled artists can work together.


Composer-in-Residence: Bobbie-Jane Gardner

Bobbie Gardner is a composer, arranger, producer and music leader. @_bobbiegardner 

She has received commissions from Uchenna Dance Co.,Vocab Dance Co., mac arts, Punch Records, Vivid Projects, Sound and Music, Fierce Festival, Grand Union and Heart n Soul. 

She has extensive experience of working in schools and in the community. In autumn 2014 she created string arrangements for Lizzie Emeh’s Beautiful Octopus Club performance.

This year Bobbie has written orchestral arrangements for opera singers, completed a part-time Masters degree in composition at Birmingham Conservatoire. She is working on the next phase of her celebration of Birmingham music project for-Wards.


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About Embedded 

Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music FoundationEmbedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.

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5/10/2015 Bobbie-Jane Gardner announced as the selected composer-in-residence for the Open Data Institute
16/7/2015 Applications for the Heart n Soul residency have now closed 

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