Tutor: Ruby Colley

Ruby is a classically trained violinist and composer. She went on to compose and perform her own work using peddles and electric violin. She has written for Film, and collaborated with Theatre and Dance, and played with acts such as Owen Pallette, Sinead O’Connor, The Unthanks, Hawk and a Hacksaw, Zoe Keating and the late John Martyn. She was artists in residence for the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast, (2008.) Previous live performances include Glastonbury Acoustic stage and Secret Garden Party. She was shortlisted for the PRS Musician in Residence – China Fund in 2011.

Her most recent film collaboration with Dance United has been accepted into the Fastnet Film Festival and Encounters Film Festival.

Ruby’s debut album Murmurations, released in February 2010, presents a selection of pieces inspired by nature and natural forms. Her interests have developed into building a relationship between the audible world around us and our own creative practice. After gaining a Masters in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths University London, she has developed work, using field recording, sound art and live performance.

Ruby is also a Yoga teacher. Most recently, Ruby has been involved in co-creating a Yoga Teacher Training program on Yoga Musicology, which focuses on The Energetic Interplay between Music, Voice, Vibration and Yoga. It is the only program of its kind in the world and has gained interest from international YTT schools including America.