Biography

Lily Hunter Green is a London-based contemporary sound artist and composer, currently based at Birkbeck College, University of London, as artist-in-residence and Research Artist Fellow.

2012

Brighton International Festival: Brighton Dome, Decomposed
During her final year at University Of Brighton, Lily’s installation Decomposed was selected by Brighton International Festival as part of its annual Open House Exhibition where she was awarded the ‘Visit Brighton Visitors’ Choice Award’.

2013

Aldeburgh International Poetry Festival: Suffolk, A12
Lily exhibited her interactive sound installation A12 in a shipping container at Aldeburgh International Poetry Festival. Using oral recordings, original beats, samples of hip-hop, and poetry, A12 explored the cultural differences and similarities at either end of the A12, one of London’s key arterial roads.

2014

Aldeburgh International Music & Arts Festival: SNAP, Bee Composed
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.

2015

Village Green Festival: Southend-On-Sea, Harvest
Lily was commissioned by Essex Cultural Diversity Project to develop an original community installation: Harvest in collaboration with the local Jewish community. The focus here was ‘making visible the invisible’, i.e. building new bridges between a hidden community and the mainstream community. Harvest formed part of Village Green Festival in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

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. 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, the site of the last sea battle in UK waters.

2016

Residency & Studio Performance: Aldeburgh Music, Bee Composed Live
Lily was invited to undertake an Aldeburgh Music Residency at Snape Maltings, Suffolk. Working with contemporary dance company Neon Dance and violinist Tom Moore, Lily devised a new performance piece Bee Composed Live; an evolution of her previous work Bee Composed.

Piano Day: Bethnal Green Town Hall and Shoreditch House
Lily exhibited sections of her work-in-progress Bee Composed Live as part of Nils Frahm’s global Piano Day programme at Bethnal Green Town Hall and Shoreditch House.

2017

Bee Composed: Union Chapel, London
Lily exhibited her installation Bee Composed at Union Chapel London, again as part of Nils Frahm’s Piano Day programme.

Bee Composed Live: 516 Arts Gallery Albuquerque, New Mexico
Lily participated in a group show Cross Pollination exhibiting audio-visual elements of Bee Composed Live.

Tuning In: 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London
Lily exhibited her installation Tuning In, an interactive garden space that mimics the harmonizing, symphonic and pollinating process of the bees, which forms part of her larger work Bee Composed Live.

2018

Tuning In: Sadler’s Wells, London
Lily exhibited her installation Tuning In at Sadler’s Wells, London, as part of Neon Dance’s Wild Card performance.

Artist-in-Residence, The `Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge Lily participated in a 5-day artist residency The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge in collaboration with scientists Dr Eyal Maori and Dr Luigi Aloia.

Hedonist by write Laura Wyatt O'Keeffe, The Barbican Centre, London
Lily co-composed the musical soundtrack of Laura Wyatt Of’keefe’s new play in the Barbican Pit.

Bee Composed Live, Keynes Library, London
Lily exhibited sections of her solo show Bee Composed Live in May 2018 at Birkbeck, University of London.

Lily and her collaborator Luigi Aloia also presented their project ‘Bee Composed: A growing concern for nutrition and human health in a future without bees’ as part of the Creative Climate Symposium at Birkbeck College, University of London.