Hannah Peel | Composer

Composer

Hannah Peel

Biography

Hannah Peel is a Northern Irish artist, composer, producer and broadcaster. Her career includes the song-based Awake But Always Dreaming album, which became an ode to her grandmother’s mind as she lived with dementia; the electronic ruralism of Chalk Hill Blue, an album recorded with the poet Will Burns; and the space-themed Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, scored for synthesisers and a 30 piece colliery brass band.

In 2018 she conducted and wrote all the orchestral arrangements for Paul Weller’s shows at London's Royal Festival Hall and contributed to his new no.1 album ‘On Sunset’. A year later Peel composed and recorded the soundtrack for Game of Thrones: The Last Watch which earned her an 2019 Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)’ In 2020 she created the soundtrack for BBC documentary, Lee Miller - A Life On The Frontline and scored the 4 part TV thriller The Deceived, as well writing her own new work which will be announced in early 2021. Hannah is also a presenter on the BBC Radio 3 show Night Tracks.

September 2020

Image credit Paul Heartfield