Lottie Sadd (she/her) is an interdisciplinary composer-performer making immersive sonic performances and installations. Informed by ideas of ritual, her holistic practice is broadly concerned with exposing the processes of creation. Sadd experiments primarily with long-form and improvised sound works, moving image, and text, inviting audiences to step outside an object-centric art experience and into these dynamic processes. She is particularly interested in smallnesses, exploding the minutiae of things and ‘writing a lot about a little’. Recently, she has been developing her embodied practice involving vocal (non-verbal and verbal) and bodily performance, responding to feminist mythologies of ‘monstrous’ women, and re-imagining corporeal and empathetic approaches to communication.

As well as maintaining her personal artistic practice, Lottie regularly works with Interplay Theatre as composer/sound-designer in residence, and as freelance Project Manager and workshop leader for community-arts organisation We Belong Here CIC.

selected works/performances/exhibitions/presentations/workshops
  • PANIC! workshops (‘creating a (post)pandemic language’) (workshop facilitator) @ The Tetley, Leeds [5-6/02]
  • SoundGround (Session 4 – Women’s Group): Composing Graphic Scores (workshop facilitator, We Belong Here CIC [WBH]) @ New Wortley Community Centre [26/01]
  • SoundGround (Session 3 – Youth Group): Instrument Building (workshop facilitator, WBH) @ New Wortley Community Centre [15/12]
  • improvisation with CHAINES (voice and electronics) @ Square Ears label launch, International Anthony Burgess Foundation (Manchester, UK) [7/12]
  • I’m made up of more space than I actually take up [world premiere] @ Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) (Yorkshire Sound Women Network ‘Sound Pioneers’ programme) [22/11]
  • My Life with the Wave (2021) (multichannel sound design/composition for theatrical installation) @ Interplay Theatre [4-10/10]
  • balancing and restraining (2020) @ Brudenell Piano Sessions, Brudenell Social Club [12/09]
  • SoundGround (Session 2 – Public): Instrument Building (workshop facilitator, WBH) @ INSERT studios [3/08]
  • to copy the speech without saying it directly (2021) @ here.here concert series ‘voice and electronics’ (online), I K L E C T I K [29/04]
  • a language in un/folding hands (2021) + discussion @ eavesdropping London’s ‘The Sounding Body: site of trouble and transcendence’ symposium (online) [24/04]
  • a language in un/folding hands @ Festival for Patagonia (online) [26/03]
  • a language in un/folding hands (filming) @ SLANT ‘Writing Bodies’, I K L E C T I K off-site [13/03]
  • spelling (2020) (release) on Nonclassical’s ‘Outside the Lines – Vol.4’
  • tracing connections with Ed Cooper @ Open Source Arts, Leeds [Jan – Mar 2020]
  • illuminations @ Ways of Listening II, Convention House, Leeds [5-6/07/2019]
  • from the same clay @ Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds [27/05/2019]
  • in a different light with Bethany Chamberlain and Natasha Joseph @ The University of Leeds (UoL)   [Aug 2018]
  • Nad(a) (field recordings: Leeds, Lausanne (SUI), Stockholm (SE), Melbourne (AU))@ UoL
  • room for thought (furniture music) @ The Project Space, The University of Leeds [Aug 2017]
  • forringelse @ Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds [Nov 2016]
  • (2022) PANIC! Bursary Round 3 (The Tetley, Leeds)
  • (2021) Sound and Music – ‘COVID-19 Composer Awards’
  • (2020-21) Sound Pioneers (YSWN, Brighter Sound, Huddersfield)
  • (2017) Berkofsky Arts Award (The University of Leeds)
  • (Aug 2022) Field Kitchen Academy: ‘voice as object, object (h)as voice‘ (Wusten-Buchholz, Perleberg, Germany)
  • (2020-21) ‘Sound Pioneers’ @ University of Huddersfield (Yorkshire Sound Women Network and hcmf//) [postponed to Aug 2021]
  • (2021) experimental vocal learning and project development with Emmanuelle Waeckerle (for Sound and Music’s ‘COVID-19 Composer Awards’) (London)
  • (2018) ‘composers meet composers’, @ HEIM.art station (Austria)

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