Rae Howell


Rae Howell is an Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in London. Artistic Director of the Sunwrae Ensemble, she composes and performs across multiple artforms: theatre, film, dance, concert hall, installations and multimedia projects. Rae has a BMus from Melbourne University, an MMus from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, and has produced six albums of original music. Her fellowships include Musician in Residence programs in Canada, USA, South America, West Africa, Europe, Palestine and Vietnam, working in collaboration with musicians, composers and performing artists across a huge range of genres. She currently works with NY sonic & video artist Jon Cohrs in electronic duo ‘Rabbitsss’ and has a number of collaborative projects between Australia and Europe. 2015 sees the release of a double volume solo record & sheet music publication (out through Sunwrae, touring Australia Sept-Oct).

Composer websites:  http://raehowellmusic.com/    http://sunwrae.com/

Featured Works

Powderhorn Lake, for solo piano.

Powderhorn Lake is a work featuring the natural reverb of the sostenuto pedal on a ramshackle upright piano, recorded with a binaural recording technique (microphones were in my ears to create a 3D listening effect).. recorded at The Filter Lab, Minneapolis USA, with the window open, overlooking Powderhorn Lake where I worked during the recording.. you can hear the sound of passing planes and people in the park opposite the studio if you listen carefully..

Featured in Playlist 10 – Existential Waves (31/10/2015)