Frances Allen is a musician and composer whose work links data and visual stimuli. Her works are aimed at enabling the learning of audio-visual concepts, including musical ones, without prior knowledge or formal training.
Since earning her Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and Composition at the University of Edinburgh, Frances has taught students and organised music workshops with young people living in the Scottish Central Belt. This influences her pedagogical approach and informs a desire to create works that aid in communicating musical ideas through visual and interactive means.
Frances' work has been presented and performed at the IRCAM Forum, Paris, 2021 and at IKLECTIC, London, in 2020. She shall be premiering her piece 'Musical Underground' at IKLECTIC on the 30th of June 2021.