This July, Jocelyn and her ensemble performed Anxiety Fanfare at the PRS New Music Biennial #NMB17, alongside the London International Gospel Choir led by Naveen Arles, at Albermarle Music Centre Hull and the Clore Ballroom at London’s Southbank Centre, described here by The Cusp. Taking took inspiration from conversations with people who suffer from anxiety in all its forms, the Fanfare is a musical exploration of anxiety disorders, amongst the most common of mental health problems. Jocelyn was particularly interested in the experience of living with anxiety on an everyday basis. In this performance, specially designed wristbands were used to test the levels of anxiety and stress experienced by soloists Jonathan Peter-Kenny, Melanie Pappenheim, George Ikediashi and Lore Lixenberg. This then triggered back projections of common images associated with anxiety, in collaboration with Culture& and scientist Professor Reyer Zwiggerlaar from Aberystwyth University.

(view the trailer here, and purchase the live recording of Anxiety Fanfare via NMC Recordings)