Melody Woodham is an up and coming composer hailing from Norfolk. She holds an MA in Music (composition) from the University of Nottingham, where she was awarded the Lillian M. Ruff Postgraduate Scholarship, and has composed for a number of screen and stage productions. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally, including at the highly esteemed EYE film museum, Amsterdam.
Her music has enjoyed air time on BBC radio and her score for the remake of abstract Animator Oskar Fischinger’s Kreise received national coverage.
In addition, Melody plays an active role in encouraging younger audiences to seek out live classical music, which resulted in her appointment of Youth Ambassador for the International Composers Festival, September 2018. In early 2019, the “pioneering Modulus Quartet” commissioned Melody to compose a piece for their repertoire, which was premiered at the Brunel Museum, London in May 2019.
In early 2019, Melody formed Composers Network, alongside fellow composers Tim Laverack and Clive Whitburn; the objective behind the collective being to promote the work of living composers whilst raising money for charities. Their first concert, Without Borders saw a collaboration between Modulus Quartet and The New Network Singers, and focused on highlighting the human cost of the migrant crisis. All profits went to the charity Migrant Help. See review here.
Following the success of Without Borders, Composers Network are returning to the Birley Centre on Sat 9 Nov 2019 with a new concept performance With Memories, this time in support of Eastbourne-based dementia charity Memory Lane. More info and tickets here.