I come from a classical music background – I have played the clarinet since I was 10 and I graduated from Southampton University in 1990 with a BA Hons in Music. I have played in a number of orchestras and ensembles over the years and done part time clarinet teaching.
On the classical front I have played in the Midsussex Sinfonia, Sussex Symphony Orchestra and COMA.
On the contemporary/pop music side I have played keyboards and clarinet in Oddfellows Casino (folky electronica) for 18 years playing in Brighton, London and festivals in France and Spain.
I have also played in The Brighton Film Quartet for the past 6 years. With this project we have performed original contemporary cinematic music to a backdrop of films in a number of unusual and prestigious venues from the Brighton Pavilion, Herstmonceaux Science Observatory, Duke of Yorks Cinema and most recently the De La Warr Pavilion.
On the electronic side of music I am in the process of tweaking and setting all my compositions to short films in order to perform the set live with improvisation – the full album is here Emma Papper – Sounds in Space I am also currently ressurecting a project I was in 20 years ago with the original members called The Spacehorns – watch out for some cosmic space jazz!
Freefall [album] – The Brighton Film Quartet
Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler [documentary] – director: Leo Leigh
The Water Between Us [album] – Oddfellows Casino
The Raven’s Empire [album] – Oddfellows Casino
The Absence of Birds [album] – Oddfellows Casino
Winter Creatures [album] – Oddfellows Casino
Yellow Bellied Wonderland [album] – Oddfellows Casino
Shabeem [12″ promo] – Ed Solo / Click n Cycle
Sweet Tip [album] – Insides