Lucy Railton


Berlin based cellist Lucy Railton has been an active performer and music producer and composer for over a decade, releasing albums on Modern Love, Editions Mego – GRM Portraits, PAN (with Peter Zinovieff) and Takuroku. Having emerged from a long-term engagement with classical and contemporary music, these recent works exist between modern instrumentalism, electroacoustic composition, improvisation and musique concrète. Over the years she has engaged with a range of interdisciplinary collaborations including those with Rebecca Salvadori, Peter Zinovieff, Catherine Lamb, Beatrice Dillon, Kali Malone and Kadialy Kouyate, the writer Laura Grace Ford, choreographers Akram Khan and Sasha Milavic Davies and has performed in projects lead by Pauline Oliveros, Cally Spooner and Philippe Parreno at the Tate Modern, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Blank Forms, New York and M Gallery, Leuven. She recently completed commissions for Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) and Geneva Contemporary as part of the John Giorno poetry day and has previously been artists in residence at INA-GRM, EMS Stockholm, Somerset House Studios, London and in 2014 ventured in to the arctic circle on residency at Dark Ecologies, commissioned by Sonic Acts and Borealis Festival.  Recently she has been focusing on new collaborations and projects in Berlin, including the James Tenney Festival with the collective Harmonic Space Orchestra and a touring production of ‘Everything that rises must dance’ a performance devised with Sasha Milavic Davies and Complicite Theatre for 200 female participants.


Lucy Railton trained at the Royal Academy of Music, London and New England Conservatory Boston, and in 2008 she established the 10 year long new music series Kammer Klang at Cafe Oto and co-founded and co-directed the London Contemporary Music Festival between 2013-2016.

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