Rachel Beckles Willson
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Rachel Beckles Willson

Musician, Composer, WriterLondon, United Kingdom
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Rachel Beckles Willson
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Rachel Beckles Willson

Musician, Composer, WriterLondon, United Kingdom
Projects
  • Teatime!
    Teatime!A collaboration with film artist Lin Li.
  • Sing no Sad Songs for Me
    Sing no Sad Songs for Me‘Sing no Sad Songs for Me’ is music project that connects the modal musical traditions of the Mediterranean with the poetry of Christina Rossetti, child of Italian exile in 19th-century London. Shaped by a musical language idiom inspired by the avant-garde movements of 20th-century Europe, the combination is unique, conjuring up a kaleidoscope of sounds. Poetry by Christina Rossetti Music by Rachel Beckles Willson Performers: Rachel Beckles Willson (vocals, oud), Ciro Montanari (tabla), Kostas
  • Oudmigrations
    OudmigrationsOudmigrations is a research project dedicated to the journeys of ouds (oriental lutes), their histories, and the stories attached to their makers, players, and owners. The first Oudmigrations concert series took place in Rome, thanks to the generous support of ISMEO (Associazione Internazionale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l’Oriente) and hosting by the Biblioteca Vallicelliana. They explored styles of oud playing including Iraqi, Tunisian and Turkish, along with the interconnected worlds of oud a
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Projects credited in
  • Today is Good!
    Today is Good!Music by asylum-seekers in Sicily,
  • Hear the Women Out
    Hear the Women OutA lovingly-selected programme emphasising the beauty in hidden voices and stories of women
Work history
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    Professorial Research AssociateSOAS, University of London
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    DirectorMusic Boat
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Music Boat is an education platform that brings together a community of people exploring how to listen, learn, and create for our times, through sonic art and the many musical traditions of the world.
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Skills
  • Music
  • Music Blogging
  • Music Composition
  • Music Performance
  • Music Events
  • Education
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Academic Writing