It's been a while since I shared some news, but as Spring arrives my creative energy is beginning to emerge again.  April has certainly been eventful so far!  I've just relocated to the mainland after spending most of the last two years living and working in the Outer Hebrides, and I'm now based just outside Glasgow.  It's a big change, but I'm excited about getting acquainted with the city's thriving creative scene.  It's certainly shaping up to be a busy year ahead - I've been awarded a Creative Scotland grant to write a new composition for string quartet inspired by Muriel Spark's poetry, and the work will be performed at the Scottish Poetry Library in November.  As soon as I get settled and unpacked, I'll be finalising the mixes for my new solo album and announcing a release date.  I'm also working on a re-release of my first solo album, which will be available online soon.

In July I'm returning to work with Pete Fletcher at Black Bay studio to record the live piano score I wrote last year for the silent film Iceland in Moving Pictures.  And after a successful application to the National Theatre of Scotland's Guest Room, I'm excited to be spending a week there in August developing a new interdisciplinary solo show.  So please stay tuned for more updates over the next few months - I look forward to sharing a variety of new performances and artwork with you throughout the year!

Jessica Danz