Verity Standen’s work as a composer, director and performer explores the human voice and how it can be celebrated and transformed through live performance.
Verity’s performance pieces have been presented in theatres and concert venues, galleries and museums, dance festivals and live art programmes, castles and cafes. Wherever it is performed, music is always at the heart of Verity’s work; she creates sound worlds, often using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony, and allows each audience member to interpret mood and narrative for themselves.
Verity is based in Bristol, UK, where she continues to run her own choir Utterance. Verity trained at Dartington College of Arts, and subsequently developed her practice through working as a musical director for a range of theatre companies, venues and arts charities.
2019-20 will see the return of Verity’s latest piece Undersong, as well as tour dates for HUG and a new project in development. Verity is also working with Terrestrial and filmmaker Adam Laity to devise a project with older residents of Weston-super-Mare, and has recently created a box of musical treats for Curious Parcel.
Verity Standen Projects is a collaboration between Verity and producer Tom Spencer. The company is currently working in association with MAYK.
‘…feels like the most immediate, visceral experience of music as human expression possible… like an antenna to heaven.’ - TimeOut (on HUG)