Next Wave 2
Higher Education Artist Development Project

Emma Wilde ComposerEmma Wilde

Emma Wilde is a Manchester-based composer who is completing a PhD under the supervision of Professor Camden Reeves at the University of Manchester. Her compositional interests include taking inspiration from the structures from Greek tragedy alongside musical characterization and stratification. Her works have also been inspired by techniques used in visual art and Latin American popular music. 


Her music has been performed by Psappha, the Hebrides Ensemble and the Muses Trio and has been included in concerts and festivals in the UK (St Magnus Festival, New Music North West Festival), Mexico (Foro Internacional de Música Nueva, Mexico City), Lithuania, Poland, and Australia (Horizon Festival of Arts, Women In the Creative Arts Conference).


Emma was named as one of the shortlisted composers for the Britten Sinfonia OPUS 2016 composition competition and she was selected to take part in the London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik Composers Scheme 2017. Her work Aphrodite Anadyomene was selected as the winning score in the St Andrews Music Centre/Scottish Chamber Orchestra call for scores 2017.


Emma says:

"I am excited about getting to know the performers and seeing how they will respond to my ideas. I am interested to see the results that are produced through the collaborative aspect of the project. I am hoping that my music will break out of a comfort zone through having the time to experiment with the performers in the workshops. I am also looking forward to meeting the other composers who are taking part in the scheme as it is always inspiring to be able to meet different composers and share and discuss ideas."