electric voice theatre: Women, Science & Music


We want to use this music to tell the story of women who were spectacular scientists, working with women who are doing important scientific work now


electric voice theatre is an award-winning contemporary music theatre acappella ensemble, commissioning and creating cutting-edge vocal music for theatrical performance, and participating in creative multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Their major project, Minerva Scientifica, is an evolving music-theatre work, reflecting the lives and work of British women scientists told through the music of British women composers.

In a special commission for Essex 2020, Chelmsford City Theatres have teamed up with electric voice theatre and Essex Music Hub for to create Minerva Scientifica: Echoes from Essex; a project celebrating remarkable women in science and music from the county’s past and present.

The 6-month programme features a virtual choir, specially commissioned pieces of music, online children’s workshops, community music compositions and much more.

Richard Freeman talks to singer, composer and Artistic Director of electric voice theatre, Frances M Lynch, and sound engineer and producer Herbie Clarke, about the origins and ambition for the project.


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The interviewer was Richard Freeman for always possible and the producer was Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts.