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Ellie Wilson


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Ellie Wilson is an East London born and based composer/violinist, and member of ‘Britain’s most exciting new folk band’ (Uncut Magazine) and 4-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees, Stick In The Wheel.
In 2019 she begins a year-long artist residency at Epping Forest, as part of The People's Forest (Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019) during which she will create a set of new compositions inspired by human impact on the forest through the centuries and assist with music events and education projects at local schools.
Ellie’s music explores the psychogeographical connection between people and place, along with lost and fragmented memories. Her debut single, Delta, was inspired by a first-hand account of someone recovering from a coma. Ellie explains “As the brain fired up, memories were replayed as if they were happening for the first time and then filed away in the correct place. At first, they came back slowly, but then the floodgates opened! It reminded me of a TV documentary I’d seen where a dried-up river bed was filled with water after a monsoon.”
She is also working on a solo album, with many of the works developed at a residency hosted by the Britten-Pears Foundation in the former home of composer Imogen Holst in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Her compositions draw on contemporary classical, folk and electronica, with almost every sound created using just the violin.


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