Judith Weir CBE, Master of the King's Music
David Matthews

Isa Suarez

Classically trained as a musician, Suarez works as a composer, songwriter and singer. She originates from the Basque region (South West France) and is based in London. She has an eclectic and versatile practice, and has worked extensively for film, theatre, dance and performance, as well as producing sound art and dance music. She has developed numerous sound installations through performances, site-specific work and musical scores. She also composes and performs songs and has released three albums as well as numerous compilations in UK and worldwide.

Her musical style combines electronic, classical, jazz, experimental, choral music, contemporary and urban music. She plays keyboards, piano, bass, guitar, percussion, vocals and electronics. Her recording studio is based in South London.

Her eclectic compositions have been broadcast, performed and released worldwide on radio, television and online such (BBC, Resonance FM, Channel 4, ITV, France 3, LA Sexta). She has collaborated with musicians from the English National Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra, South Bank Sinfonia, London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, The Dulwich Choral Society, The Kaos Music Theatre Choir, Camberwell Community Choir, Transglobal Underground, Inner Vision Ensemble, Test Department.

She has exhibited at Tate Britain, Whitechapel Art Gallery and other major London galleries; Berlin Art Biennale, Cape Town Art Biennale.

Inspired by her interest in human rights and community engagement, Suarez has created several sound installations and public art works that explore these subjects through performance, sound art, music and lyrics. These projects have also led her to collaborate, perform and exhibit with other communities and artists in London, South Africa and Argentina including ArtAngel, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Platform, People United, Glastonbury Festival, Liberty Festival, Cape Town 09 Art Bienale and Etoy.

Sample works

Spiralling (2018)
music composed for a performance by LCCO (London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra), performed at St George The Martyr Church, London

Nocturnes Wonder (2017)
Composition work combining beatboxing, choral voices, electronic music and orchestral arrangements – Produced in partnership with CoolTan Arts, Camberwell Arts and with public funding support form Arts Council England

Just Gone (2016)
film soundtrack – directed by Sophie Austin, Cannes film festival 2017, winner of the Jury Prize award at The Cinema and Migrations Festival/Agadir 2016

If I could I would (2016)
music composed for the award-winning physical theatre company Mimbre

At The Crossroads with Vincent (2014)
music composition for an audio-walk inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s letters in collaboration with artist R.M Sanchez-Camus, produced by Art Angel/Cooltan Arts, London