Hannah Peel is a Northern Irish artist, composer, producer and broadcaster. Often inspired by the connections between science and music, her solo record career includes the album Awake But Always Dreaming, 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 connecting our brain neurons to stars in our solar system, the space-themed Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, scored for synthesisers and a 30 piece colliery brass band.
A regular collaborator with Paul Weller, in 2018 she conducted and wrote all the orchestral arrangements for his 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 a 2019 Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)’
Hannah Peel and Paraorchestra’s forthcoming album The Unfolding was recorded in March 2021 and is released on Real World Records in April 2022. The album features a glorious 14-piece ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments as well as human voice for a transportive, playful, and otherworldly sonic experience. The Unfolding follows the huge success of Hannah’s 2021 Mercury Award nominated album Fir Wave.
Hannah is also a regular presenter on the BBC Radio 3 show, Night Tracks
Photo Credit, with thanks to Paul Heartfield