Lily Hunter Green, a graduate of University of Brighton (2013), is a composer and visual artist based in London. Lily has two key focuses in her work: the environment and marginality. Making her work as accessible as possible to audiences and participants is central to her practice.
2012(Brighton International Festival: Brighton Dome) Decomposed
During her final year at University, Lily’s installation Decomposed was selected by Brighton International Festival as part of its annual Open House Exhibition in Brighton Dome. Lily was delighted to be awarded the ‘Visit Brighton Visitors’ Choice Award’. She was even more delighted when international artist Maggi Hambling selected the original soundtrack Decomposed as one of her favourite compositions on BBC Radio 3’s Private Passions in November 2013.
2013 (Aldeburgh International Poetry Festival: Suffolk) A12
Lily was invited to exhibit her interactive sound installation A12 in a shipping container at Aldeburgh International Poetry Festival in Suffolk. Using oral recordings, original beat compositions, and samples of hip hop and classical poetry, A12 explored the differences and similarities between lives at either end of the A12, one of London’s key arterial roads.
2014 (Aldeburgh International Music & Arts Festival: SNAP) Bee Composed
In 2014 Lily’s installation Decomposed evolved into Bee Composed, an environmental-based installation, which involved composing with the sounds harvested from live bees living in a redundant piano. Bee Composed formed part of a joint show with artist Anya Gallacio: SNAP 2014, curated by Abigail Lane and Sarah Lucas on behalf of Aldeburgh Music.
2015 (Village Green Festival: Southend-On-Sea) Harvest
In 2015, Lily was commissioned by Essex Cultural Diversity Project to develop an original community installation: Harvest. Her focus here was ‘making visible the invisible’, i.e. building new bridges between a hidden community and the mainstream community. Working in collaboration with members of the Jewish community in Essex, including the local synagogue in Southend, Harvest was exhibited at METAL Southend’s Village Green Festival in 2015.
2016 (Felixstowe Book Festival: Suffolk) Sea Change
As part of its focus on refugees and new migrant communities, Felixstowe Book Festival commissioned Lily to create a new site-specific piece Sea Change for inclusion in its programme in June 2016. Drawing on Shakespeare’s Tempest and oral recordings from members of the local Syrian community, Lily devised an original installation for Landguard Fort in Felixstowe, adjacent to the largest container port in Europe and the site of the last sea battle in UK waters.
2016 (Residency & Studio Performance: Aldeburgh Music) Bee Composed Live
In January 2016 Lily was selected to undertake an Aldeburgh Music Residency at Snape Maltings in Suffolk. Working with contemporary dance company Neon Dance and classical/folk violinist Tom Moore, Lily devised a new performance piece Bee Composed Live; an evolution of her previous work Bee Composed.
Following a live performance in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings, Lily was invited to participate in various events within Nils Frahm’s global Piano Day programme. This included live performances at Bethnal Green Town Hall and Shoreditch House.
Lily exhibited her installation Bee Composed at Union Chapel London in March 2017.
Lily exhibited elements of her installation Bee Composed at 516arts Gallery Albuquerque, New Mexico from August - November 2017.
Lily’s new installation ‘Tuning in’ was exhibited at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Herne Hill, London. Tuning in, which has evolved out of the Artist’s earlier work Bee Composed, an installation that involved the conversion of redundant pianos into working beehives, combines the artist’s passion for resonant sounds, bees and pianos within an interactive ‘garden space’ that mimics the harmonising, symphonic and pollinating process of the bee 'in absentia'.
Lily is currently engaged as the Artist-in-Residence and Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London.