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Helen Caddick

Composer

Unique composer with a distinctive compositional style.

Described as 'powerful, evocative, modern and original’

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Kamala Devam dancing to the music of Amphora by Helen Caddick

Photo Credits Phil Miller, Lee Carter

Works

Sophie

Sophie Taeuber with Dada head 1920

In Development

Between sleeping and waking

Between sleeping and waking Cover

Bright Planet

Bright Planet Cover

Bright Planet

Bright Planet Cover

News & Updates

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                                                          Yanaëlle Thiran in rehearsal at the Martello Tower, Eastbourne

                                                                                                  Photo © Yanaëlle Thiran

On Sunday 5 May 2024 a new dance piece created in response to the music of Gun Reborn the first movement from Helen's work Bright Planet, will be performed as a site specific solo around the Martello Tower in Eastbourne. Choreographed by contemporary Belgian dance artist Yanaëlle Thiran, Gun Reborn will be performed by Yanaëlle as part of The Performance Path, a 4 hour walking tour conceived by the artist.

On Saturday 25 May, 2024, Helen's work We are Here will be premiered at the Schouwburg Noord in Antwerp, Belgium.  Inspired by the brave women of Afghanistan who held this statement aloft on a banner to protest for their rights to work and education, We are Here will be performed by the Lilith ensemble - the first contemporary chamber music ensemble in the world dedicated to performing works by female composers who commissioned this work as part of 10 international commissions by female composers.  Committed to 'innovative, socially-conscious, genre-fluid performances',  February 2024 saw the release of We are Here on the Lilith Ensemble's CD collection which is now available on the LORELT label.

Yanaëlle Thiran in rehearsal at the Martello Tower, Eastbourne

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On the evenings of 28 + 29 February 2024  moon landing, inspired by the little known story of the Navajo and Raytheon women who wove the integrated circuits and memory cores on the Apollo 11 Space mission which resulted in the successful 1969 moon landing, was premiered at Somerset House as part of Collect 24 International Art Fair. Scored for strings, to echo the strings on a loom, moon landing formed part of a duo work conceived in collaboration with textile artist Margo Selby who created an immersive 16 metre installation in response to Helen's score.  moon landing, performed with the musicians seated beneath Margo's beautiful work in the stamp stairwell, is a celebration of the mathematical and technical possibilities of weaving and the crossovers of pattern, tone and rhythm found in both music and woven textiles.  Performed by Violinists Josie Chapman and Jessica Dugard, Cellists Julia Vohralik and Kirke Gross and Harpists Tamara Young and Gloria Rappo, the premiere performance of moon landing can here be viewed as well as an educational film giving insight as to Margo and Helen's creative process.

A live recording of moon landing is available at https://helencaddick.bandcamp.com/track/moon-landing-live

The moon landing score is available at Composers Edition https://composersedition.com/helencaddick/

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Here's Tom with the Weather

December 2023 saw the re-release of Shack’s critically acclaimed album  Here’s Tom with the Weather which features Helen’s string writing and arrangements, one of 3 collaborations with Michael and John Head which began with The Magical World of the Strands album and 2003’s Time Machine.

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