Q u i r k s
An avid improviser who loves the thrill of playing solo and in groups, with and without notes! Inspired by Evelyn Huber’s teaching, Fontane ventured into jazz styles and has written various arrangements for solo harp and harp ensemble. Visit the Gallery to hear samples.
With a passion for using the harp to inspire others, Fontane has worked with various composers and has had many works written for her. Her work with composers, actors and dancers has evolved into various multi-disciplinary projects. Additionally, with her music therapy training, she has used concepts drawn from psychoanalysis, philosophy and life to improvise and devise music.
Below are some projects that Fontane has collaborated on:
Leading contemporary music ensemble based in London, made up of members from all around the world.
A collective of musicians in London with a penchant for contemporary music. Octandre have worked with the LSO SoundHub at LSO St. Lukes, New Dots at the Forge and various projects with young composers at Kent University and University of York's Spring Festival. Upcoming appearances include Acoustic Figures (Hackney) and St. John's Smith Square in April 2015.
A timeless combination of colours, with Sarah Dacey (of Juice Vocal Ensemble). They first wowed audiences at the Denston Festival with their rendition of Britten's folksongs at the centenary celebrations. They have since gone on to perform for NonClassical and at the National Portrait Gallery.
folie a deux femmes
An eclectic duo of (bass) clarinet and (electric) harp, with Charly Jolly (of Perhaps Contraption). The pair were formed whilst working on Michael Picknett's doctoral thesis on devising. Comfortable performing classical music, arranging music for their instruments, and improvising just about anything! The pair have appeared on BBC Radio 4, the Wilding Festival and will perform at the Just So Festival in August 2015.
Original music by Fontane, commissioned by artist Gisli Bergmann in 2013. Multi-disciplinary project, collaborating with Gisli and inspired by his collaboration with a dancer and other instrumentalists.
Adelaidemann:, exploring themes of domestic violence and the male-female reactions to and embodiment of it.
Seeing is believing. The first of it’s kind in London - a jazz band on the church music scene, led by Ewan King & James Cave.