We're delighted to welcome a new group of artists onto our Boom scheme for this year. They'll be with us for the next 6 months and will be acquiring skills, experimenting, researching and more to develop their practice to produce work outside of the concert hall or gallery

BOOM 20/21 Fellows



Charlotte Marlow

Charlotte Marlow is a composer originally from the North East, now residing in Todmorden, Yorkshire. Charlotte’s work spans folk music, contemporary classical music, and opera. Current projects include a new grime opera in development with electronic artist Dirty Freud and a new work for NUCLO as part of Sound and Music’s Adopt a Music Creator scheme. She is co-artistic director of Medusa Collective, a radical contemporary arts collective with whom she premiered her socially distanced new opera Folk Tales this September to a sold-out audience. Her foremost creative interests lie in collaborative performance practice, art as activism, and ways of challenging and engaging with gender narrative on-stage.


“Marlow’s music uses just voice and soprano to striking effect” Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill





Fionnuala Dorrity

Fionnuala Dorrity is a vocalist, movement artist, actor, musician, theatre-maker and pyrotechnician. She has performed all over the UK and internationally in theatre, outdoor arts, music, dance, puppetry, radio and recording projects. Fionnuala will be spending her Boom residency experimenting with the creation of voice-based soundscapes, choral works and experiential theatre for outdoors.


"And in Fionnuala Dorrity singing in both French and English, they have their very own Piaf delivering passion and intensity in bundles over loose arrangements that seem to hit exactly the right levels of throwaway charm, joy, sorrow, frenzy, waywardness and fraught desperation." Colin Irwin, MOJO ****





Lou Cole

Louise Cole is a Creative Producer with a background in performance and theatre making. In 2019 with Carl Cole, she formed Liminal Creative; an arts collective whose focus is on playful connectivity. Together they make multi-sensory and audio-visual installations which put the audience at the centre of the experience through understanding that everyone sees the world differently.




Carl Cole is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound designer living in Norwich, and regularly performs with a wide range of artists. Since 2007, Carl has been delivering score, foley and sound design for films and other media, as well as leading and facilitating community music and artist development projects.   More recently, Carl has been collaborating with Louise Cole and experimenting with creating interactive sound installations that explore the relationship between science and music.  





Calum is an interdisciplinary sound artist and performance maker who creates socially engaged and sensory work.They trained as a musician at Goldsmiths, before achieving a masters in experimental theatre and performance at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

They have made work for Prague Quadrennial, HearSay International Audio Arts festival, Short Cuts (BBC Radio 4) and Film Pro.

Recently, they were commissioned by Arts Council Wales, Festival Stoke and Sydenham Arts to produce sound compositions about the experiences of disabled people across the country during lockdown.




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