by Fiona Brice
Debut instrumental album released by Bella Union 2016. Ten cinematic instrumental tracks written on location. All tracks written and performed by Fiona Brice with Vicky Matthews on cello. Co-produced by Julian Simmons and Fiona Brice.
Listen to the album's opening track 'Berlin'
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“Visceral and brutally emotional"
The Line Of Best Fit
"Brice has enhanced the voices of others for too long. Now, her own needs to be heard!”
“A mostly hushed, haunted record suggests the accumulative angst of Arvo Pärt or Górecki”
“Eerie, desolate … inspired"
“Postcards Reframed” EP by Fiona Brice
Released August 2016 (Bella Union)
Collaborations with artists from all corners of the musical world (Gonjasufi, Donato Dozzy, Digital 21+Stefan Olsdal, Olivia Louvel, lextrical)
Listen to Berlin (Donato Dozzy Montecirceo Remix) below:
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ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA & LANTERNS ON THE LAKE
Orchestral arrangements developed in workshops with the orchestra & band and performed at Sage Gateshead Feb 2016
Original Soundtrack for "}Oo(“directed by A J Gomez (Mexico) 2016
Written, performed & recorded by Fiona Brice
PLACEBO MTV Unplugged
String & woodwind arrangements + solo violin, piano & vocals, recorded at the London Studios, August 2015
BBC Phil presents.. John Grant
Orchestral arrangements of songs for the BBC Philharmonic at Media City Salford. Broadcast on BBC6 Music (3.10.14) & subsequently released as an album.
Portrait By Emilie Bailey
From a portrait series shot at The Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London SE1. Make-up by Freddie Stoppler.CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES...
John Grant & the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Festival Hall, London
(Photograph by Abbey Raymonde)
In November 2014 I orchestrated songs from John's two solo albums, "Queen of Denmark" and "Pale Green Ghosts", for a UK tour with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. The tour sold out and received phenomenal reviews.
"Fabulous, Fantastical, Magnificent" 5/5
- The Guardian
"The collaboration-with-an-orchestra that all other collaborations-with-an-orchestra call "Sir".. it's probably my gig of the year. And yes, I know in the year Kate Bush hit the road that's asking for trouble, but hey. Completely incredible"
- Ian Wade, The Quietus.
Zürich Chamber Orchestra meets Annakin
Orchestrations of Annakin's songs from her studio albums "Torch Songs", "Icarus Heart", "Falling into Place", "Stand Your Ground" plus an original arrangement of "She Moved through the Fair" for voice and orchestra, and a premier of original work "Fantasie for String Orchestra". Performed by the Zürich Chamber Orchestra at Kaufleuten, Zurich, 28th January 2014, featuring percussionist Manu Delago. Photo courtesy of Patrick Frischknecht
Gemma Ray & the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Live broadcast for Radio Eins (Berlin) featuring full orchestra for songs from the albums "Lights Out Zoltar!" and "Island Fire". Several live gigs with the orchestra followed on from this performance, and we worked with the orchestra again to record arrangements for Gemma's forthcoming album.
Roy Harper 70th Birthday Concert, Royal Festival Hall, London
Re-orchestration of Roy's back catalogue for 8-piece ensemble, in the wake of the sad and sudden death of his long term collaborator, composer David Bedford. The ensemble became "The David Bedford Players" in his memory. Photograph courtesy of Tracy Harper.CLICK HERE FOR LIVE FOOTAGE...
String Orchestra Recording Session, Assault & Battery Studio 2, London.
Recording an original piece entitled "Relationships for String Ensemble" (3 movements).CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS SESSION & OTHER RECORDINGS...
Fiona Brice is a UK based classically trained orchestral composer, arranger and violinist. She has written orchestral arrangements for more than forty studio albums and for concert performances featuring artists including JOHN GRANT, ANNA CALVI, ROY HARPER, HOLLY JOHNSON, PLACEBO, JARVIS COCKER, WILL YOUNG, BNQT, MIDLAKE, ED HARCOURT, ED SHEERAN, DENAI MOORE, THE COURTEENERS, GEMMA RAY, SARAH JAFFE, VASHTI BUNYAN, HOWARD JONES, SHIFTK3Y, STEPHANIE DOSEN, MICHAEL J SHEEHY, and many more.
She has written for the BBC PHILHARMONIC, ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA, LONDON MOZART PLAYERS, ICELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, THE METROPOLE ORCHESTRA, THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA, with several ‘ live in concert’ album releases eg. JOHN GRANT & THE BBC PHILHARMONIC, LANTERNS ON THE LAKE & ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA, JOHN GRANT & ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA, PLACEBO MTV UNPLUGGED.
As a solo artist she is signed to Bella Union Records and released her debut solo instrumental record “Postcards From” in 2016. She has written music for short films and has had original compositions premiered by the LONDON MOZART PLAYERS and the ZURICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.
As a violinist she has performed and recorded with many high profile artists including KANYE WEST, JAY-Z, BEYONCE, GORILLAZ, LIAM GALLAGHER ,JOHN GRANT, ANNA CALVI, PLACEBO, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, PALOMA FAITH, RUDIMENTAL, VASHTI BUNYAN, ROY HARPER.
30 NOV 2018 - "Movt 1" (Holographic Fields remix) single released today! Available on all platforms
21 OCT 2018 - "RNS ROCKS" concert at Sage Gateshead featuring my orchestrations for Maximo Park and Martha Hill
19 SEPT 2018 - "String Quartet No.1" released on classical experimental label Bigo & Twigetti, performed by Brother Tree Sound Ensemble
3 DEC 2017 - World premiere of "String Quartet No.1" by BRother Tree Sound as part of their 'Open Chamber' series, St Ethelburga's, London.
19 MAY 2017 - WORLD PREMIERE of "Relationships" for String Ensemble - performed by the London Mozart Players
EP "Postcards Reframed" available now featuring remixes by Gonjasufi, Donato Dozzi, Digital 21+Stefan Olsdal, lextrical
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My debut solo album "POSTCARDS FROM" (Bella Union 2016) is available as follows:
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