Lottie Sadd is a Leeds-based interdisciplinary, conceptual composer and sound-artist creating immersive performances and installations. Informed by ideas in traditional Eastern aesthetics, her practice centres on ideas of ‘Process’. She is particularly interested in highlighting the art inherent within the processes of creation themselves. Through themes of becoming, unfolding, and interconnectedness her work invites audiences to step outside the traditional object-centric art experience and into these processes.
Lottie has exhibited work with CAVE (Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation), East Street Arts (2019), and Open Source Arts (2020). In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious Berkofsky Award for the installation Room for Thought (furniture music) (2016-7), becoming the first composer to have won the prize. She graduated with an MMus in Critical and Experimental Composition led by Scott McLaughlin and Mic Spencer at the University of Leeds, and aims to continue with a PhD on the nature of and art within ‘Process’, via concepts prevalent in Eastern aesthetics, combined with notions of interrelatedness and rhizomatic development. In 2020, she was selected as one of six womxn for Yorkshire Sound Women Network’s ‘Sound Pioneers’ programme, and was due to devise a piece for this year’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Due to COVID-19, this has been postponed until 2021.