Lucy Havelock is a 21-year-old composer, improviser, and saxophonist originally from Manchester, currently based in York. Her work aims to encounter every-day life, from the mundane, to the complexity of memory and identity. Lucy’s work often includes improvisation and collaborative processes with performers. Sonically, she is interested in exploring microtonality and timbre. She has recently worked with Psappha on their Youth Music Scheme, The Chimera Ensemble, and Ellie Stamp.
As part of her final project at university, Lucy developed a sensory-friendly new music theatre piece entitled IN TWO MINDS. This explored the notion of experiential duality, and informed her research into disability and representation in contemporary music making practices. This was performed in York by Ellie Stamp and Lucy as the opening event of the StreetLife project. As a performer and improviser, Lucy has frequently performed as part of The Chimera Ensemble, The Arc Project. In March 2022, she performed as a soloist at St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, as part of Sarah Markham’s Saxophone Day. Lucy was awarded the Ralph Markham Achievement Award in 2022 for her progress and development as a saxophonist throughout her undergraduate degree.
Lucy was the Chair of The Chimera Ensemble for the academic year 2021-22 and upon graduating from the University of York in 2022, received the John Paynter Prize for her contributions to musical life in the music department.