Sophie Stone is a composer of experimental music based in Kent, England. Her interests include: graphic notation, drone and ambient music, improvisation, multiplicity, modes of listening, experiences of silence, and longform music. Sophie’s music has been performed at festivals across the UK, such as Ideas of Noise (Birmingham), Electric Spring Festival (Huddersfield), WinterSound (Canterbury), Margate NOW (Margate) and Sound Thought (Glasgow). In 2019, She participated in Wandelweiser’s ‘Composers meet Composers’ mentoring programme (Neufelden, Austria) with Antoine Beuger, Emmanuelle Waeckerle, Marianne Schuppe, Jürg Frey and Joachim Eckl.
Sophie is currently studying for a PhD in composition with Dr Lauren Redhead (Goldsmiths, University of London) at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she is also a sessional lecturer. Sophie has presented her research at conferences, such as Music and/as Process Annual Conference, Performing Indeterminacy: An international conference and Royal Musical Association Annual Conference.
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. As a performer, Sophie also plays the clarinet for the Free Range Orchestra (Canterbury), a collective of musicians, dancers, poets and artists with a shared interest in improvisation and experimental music.