Associated Artists

Breathing space

Belinda Ackermann – artist
animator / writer / scenographer / designer / illustrator

paul-beckettPaul Beckett – viola
Award winning violist Paul Beckett is a champion of contemporary music and viola performance. He enjoys collaborations with the London Chamber Collective, Collectives and Curiosities and the Vanersborg quintet performing throughout Europe.

debra-fearDebra Fear – artist
Debra Fear is an artist filmmaker.  Besides her collaborative work with musicians her practice works within film cognition and philosophic theories that express collective/individual understandings of moving imagery in the gallery and out in the world as a form of cyber-consciousness.

joanne-mcclungJoanne McClung – artist/musician
Joanne McClung is a Manchester-based visual artist, designer and musician. Her work seeks to explore sound, finding ways and means of ‘externalising’ it from it’s fleeting, immaterial state into a visible artefact or responsive environment through design, installation and live performance.

becky-smithRebecca Smith – violin
Rebecca is a freelance violinist based in Manchester, with a varied performing career of chamber music, orchestral playing, and collaborative projects. She is a member of the Aomori Quartet, and enjoys playing with Opera North, and York-based ensemble Dark Inventions.

emma-ruthEmma-Ruth Richards – co-founder/composer (2011 – 13)
British composer Emma-Ruth Richards is currently working on a new chamber opera at the Royal Opera House with award winning director Natalie Abrahami. In recent years she has been commissioned and performed by ensembkles including Opera North, London Philharmonia and BBCNOW Chamber Players. She has featured in festivals including Music of Today 2009, Sounds New Canterbury 2010, HCMF 2011, Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Den Haag 2012, Banff 2012, Sound Scotland 2013 and Aldeburgh 2014. Emma-Ruth is represented by Logan Arts Management.

johan-stjernholmJohan Stjernholm – choreographer/ dancer
Dr. Johan Stjernholm is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and performing artist. Johan works as Artistic Director for the SpaceEngineering Dance Company in London, Resident Choreographer for Ballet Octahedron in Beijing, and Lecturer in Choreography and Performance at the Royal Academy of Dance.