Supriya Nagarajan is a UK based vocalist/composer who creates cross- cultural cross-genre concept driven immersive music work. She has toured the globe and created work for festivals like the hcmf//, Ultima Oslo and Iceland Symphony Orchestra. She is a Performing Rights Society/Jerwood composer and an alumni of New voices 2018 Sound and Music. She is the Artistic Director of Manasamitra, a UK based arts charity and a passionate advocate for fair access in the music sector. Apart from Dusk Notes, recent releases were on the Come Play with me and Café Oto’s Takuroku labels. Supriya also hosts a radio show on Worldwide FM
Sarah is a UK-based versatile flautist, cellist, conductor, and music teacher with experience in performing a wide range of musical styles. A graduate of Bath Spa University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Sarah has performed for Royalty and in venues across the UK and abroad. Described as ‘A fine flautist’ by Roberto Bigio in the British Flute Society Journal, Sarah is a champion of ‘new music’ as well as the standard flute repertoire.
Yanna was born in Greece and has lived in the UK for over 27 years. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Eastman School of Music, U.S.A., Yanna developed her professional career as a concert pianist, Chamber Musician, Accompanist, Conductor, Educator and Musical Director. Having retired from music classroom teaching in 2016, she has joined forces with Sarah in forming Animo while also fulfilling a long-term ambition to showcase new music, and in particular, Greek composers for solo piano.
PRANASA's debut performance after a week-long Residency at SNape Maltings, funded by Britten-Pears Arts. Taking their name from the Sanskrit word ‘Prana’, meaning ‘ultimate breath’, and ‘Anasa’, Greek for ‘Breath’, PRANASA aim to do nothing less than breathe music.
ANIMO, flute and piano duo are Sarah Waycott on flute and Yanna Zissiadou on piano. Sarah and Yanna have the same approach to making music: to play soulful, innovative and challenging music that is free of labels and is to be enjoyed for what it is: ‘just music’.
Manasamitra is an artist-led organisation based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, delivering a range of exciting and original cross-cultural experiences. Our work is rooted in the creative vision of Supriya Nagarajan, a classically-trained Carnatic singer who is inspired by not only the traditions of her South Asian roots but also by a drive to work with new ideas, forms and aesthetics from across the world, presented within a contemporary British context.
ANIMO commissioned Supirya to write a new composition for them in 2020. It was to be mainly improvised with only two sections written-out.
Sound designer and Poet
During their Snape Maltings residency and Festival of New performance, PRANASA had the privilege of collaborating with two unique artists; a poet and a sound artist.