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Originally from Devon, Harriet grew up in a musical household and went on to study Orchestral Percussion at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has experience in a range of genres from 8-piece jazz ensemble Tezeta to orchestral playing with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, studying gamelan in Bali to folk duo with Alex Garden.
Harriet was granted funding by Help Musicians UK in 2020 to create a film for which she was composer. The resulting short film, Please You Draw Near, was a collaboration involving circus, music and Shakespeare and premiered in March 2021 by Stroud-based magazine, Good on Paper.
Harriet loves new music and premiered and recorded a new Evelyn Glennie composition, The Grace of Silence, commissioned by Sound World during 2020. Harriet also regularly performs with the Paraorchestra + Friends on their music/dance collaboration The Nature of Why as well as on many other projects at prestigious venues across the UK, Australia and Russia.
In November 2019, Harriet performed a specially commissioned percussion concerto, Heartbeat, by William Goodchild with the Bristol Symphony Orchestra to a sold out audience at St George’s, Bristol. Sonder, released in 2020, was the debut album of a folk duo with Harriet Riley and Alex Garden. She is currently a composer and performer for Thimble Theatre and has been working freelance in Bristol since she graduated in 2014.