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Manon McCoy (she/her) is a Sheffield based composer, experimental harpist and singer who’s work draws from training western classical music, contemporary classical music, free improvisation and British folk music. Manon is currently studying an MA at the RNCM generously supported by the William and Frances Dobie Charitable Foundation.

Manon’s playing reframes the role of the harp in her ensembles, taking a rhythmic lead and exploring repetitive and dynamic textures, likened to the works of experimental harpists such as ‘Zeena Parkins and Lara Somogyi’ in a recent review by James Cardie (NowThen Magazine).
Her compositional practice explores themes that arise from her own lived experiences such as body, gender, and phenomenological perceptions of time and space. She is particularly interested in the uses of spaces both musical and physical, often designing pieces that rework the performer-audience dynamic. 
Her works bring with them a strong sense of storytelling and sharing of space. 

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