Osnat Schmool – Voices Now Artist Curator

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Osnat Schmool is a composer/lyricist, harmony maker, choral leader, performer and co-founder of Filament Theatre Company who love fusing close harmony singing with physical, devised theatre. She has been directing the Roundhouse Choir since it was established in 2009 and regularly teaches music and singing to people of all ages: from her primary school Choir in Hackney, who recently performed at the UK Folk Awards 2017, to undergraduates (Rose Bruford, RADA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) and co-directing the Goldsmiths’ Vocal Ensemble. Osnat regularly works for Voicelab at The Southbank Centre and has conducted choirs in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Big Feastival and in June 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall for Guy Garvey’s Meltdown festival.

She has written and co-created several shows for theatre and opera including all of Filament’s work to date, Earth Makes No Sound, Momo, One or the Other, One Small Step, One Dark Night and Drive Ride Walk, Re:Love (Bridewell Theatre), The Thirsty Giraffe and Goldilocks (Little Angel Theatre).

Osnat is delighted to be an artist curator for the evening concert programs in Voices Now at the Roundhouse, for the second time, and can’t wait to get all the singers together for a weekend of absolute singing-joy in one of London’s most exciting venues.

“This year is about challenging the choirs more than ever before, getting them to sing more material together and really work as a whole company, not just separate ensembles on the same bill – that’s what I’m looking forward to!”

Clare Edwards