News: Embedded with Heart n Soul Composer Announced

Bobbie-Jane Gardner
Bobbie-Jane Gardner
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Embedded Heart n Soul 2015 

Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative artist development programme. Aimed at talented composers and creative artists. This is a bespoke professional development programme, providing practical hands-on experience and a range of significant creative opportunities. Embedded is a transformational experience for composers in terms of talent development, artistic ambition, professional experience and growing networks.

Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company. We believe in the talents and power of people with learning disabilities. We provide creative spaces for disabled and non-disabled artists and participants to come together and develop and share their ideas.

Bobbie-Jane Gardner

We are pleased to announce Bobbie-Jane Gardner as the selected Embedded composers to work with Heart n Soul this Autumn

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


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.

On being selected for the residency, Bobbie-Jane said:

'I'm absolutely chuffed to be selected for the embedded residency with Heart n Soul! Mark Williams and the Heart n Soul team do amazing work to support their talented array of artists such as Lizzie Emeh and The Fish Police. I am excited about the working partnerships I will develop and the sounds we will create together. I really hope to incorprate into these partnerships a multi-sensory approach to performance and sound.' 

Sound and Music's Creative Project Leader Hannah Bujic said:

'I’m really looking forward to working with Bobbie and Heart
n Soul on what should be an innovative and inspiring residency. Bobbie’s
wide-ranging ideas are a great fit with the imaginative programmes at Heart n
Soul, and it will be exciting to see what she develops in collaboration with
other artists and musicians at the organisation.'

Find out more about Bobbie and her work here:

Keep up to date @_bobbiegardner / #embedded 


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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