Sophie Stone is a composer of experimental music based in Kent, England. Her interests include: open notation, drone and ambient music, quiet music, improvisation, multiplicity, modes of listening, experiences of silence, longform music and collaboration.
Sophie’s music has been realised at festivals such as Ideas of Noise (Birmingham, UK), Electric Spring Festival (Huddersfield, UK), Margate NOW (Margate, UK), Soundwave Festival (Santa Ana, CA) and Sound Thought (Glasgow, UK).
In 2019, Sophie participated in Wandelweiser’s ‘Composers meet Composers’ mentoring programme (Neufelden, Austria) with Antoine Beuger, Emmanuelle Waeckerle, Marianne Schuppe, Jürg Frey and Joachim Eckl.
Recent collaborations and commissions include an audiovisual work titled an outside space (2020) for Electric Medway, an experimental film collaboration with Michèle Saint-Michel for the House of Beautiful Business festival in 2020, and a version of postcard-sized pieces for fivebyfive ensemble as part of their Composer Talks series in Spring 2021.
Sophie is a member of the Montrose Composers' Club, which is a group of like-minded composers based in East-Kent. The MCC meet regularly to try out new ideas, improvise together and present their music. Additionally, Sophie plays the clarinet with the Free Range Orchestra (Canterbury), a collective of musicians, dancers, poets and artists with a shared interest in improvisation and experimental music.
Sophie is currently in the process of completing a PhD in composition with Dr Lauren Redhead (Goldsmiths, University of London) at Canterbury Christ Church University.