In Residence: Beccy Owen
The Amplified Sanctum
A new work-in-progress by acclaimed Artist in Residence Beccy Owen, The Amplified Sanctum, takes Beccy’s composition work into exciting new territory. The new material strips away her usual pop-baroque complexity in favour of spellbinding and hypnotic music that defies easy categorisation.
Beccy, a neurodivergent and disabled artist, has been exploring how to cultivate creative processes that are sustainable and offer a radical approach to wellbeing. She is exploring the interaction between neuroscience, music and sound and how our relationship to bodies of water and other natural phenomena allow us regenerative possibilities. This research will culminate in an immersive, interactive piece that is an absorbing, playful, and restorative sonic experience.
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Beccy Owen is a musician, singer, songwriter, performer, producer, musical director and sound designer. She has established herself as a cherished part of the North East’s cultural fabric and has performed at the UK’s most renowned venues, festivals and live art programmes. Described as a “formidable and open-hearted musician” (Woodwork UK) and by BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson as a “very special talent” Beccy has released seven critically acclaimed albums to date and has shared line-ups with the likes of Elvis Costello, Nitin Sawhney, John Grant and Kate Rusby.
Taking influence from pop, electronica, folk, jazz, classical, ambient and cinematic music, Beccy’s work has historically focused on the human voice accompanied by piano and other instruments.